In 1957 Frankford Arsenal resumed manufacture of the Cal 30 Match cartridge. The cartridge was designated the T291 and was loaded with an “M1 Type” bullet (without cannelure) at 2640 fps. The cartridges were tested for accuracy and divided into three sub-lots. The most accurate sub-lot was designated for 600 yards and greater, the second sub-lot for short range and rapid fire, and the third sub-lot for practice and instruction. Cartridges were boxed in a 20 round buff cardboard box with a red, white, and blue paper label. The label provided spaces for information such as bullet, propellant, primer, lot, and sub-lot.
This long-winded summary brings me to my question. Does anyone have, or has anyone seen one of these first boxes? I have a 1957 box but it has an over-label that indicates only the basic information of T number, Lot, Bullet and velocity. My boxes for 1958 and later years have this same label format but it is part of the original label and not an over-label.
I’d like to get one of the first boxes, or at least see a photo of one. Can anyone help? Following is a photo of my 1957 box and also a photo of a 100 count box of the “M1 Type” bullets.