Brown Tip 5.56mm?


#1

I have a US .223/5.56 round with a brown or dark maroon tip on a GMCS bullet. Headstamp is L C 7 1. Is that a legit color code for something?


#2

Ron Fuchs has them listed as:

L C 7 I Tracer M196 gmcs brown tip cl b/pu 0208-A
Brown tip M196 thought to have been a way to identify rnds issued to police departments by gov’t, LOT LC 11-10

L C 7 I Tracer M196 gmcs brown tip cl b/rd 0208-B
Brown tip M196 thought to have been a way to identify rnds issued to police departments by Gov’t, LOT LC 11-10, BOX BELOW: [picture of box]


#3

Ta, mate!