FA Headstamp change


#1

I recall seeing this mentioned somewhere before, whether on the Forum or not I don’t recall. So . . .

When did Frankford Arsenal change the headstamp of the Cal .30 M1906 from month and year to just the year? I think it was around 1915 but I’d like to pin it down a lot closer than that.

Anybody???

Ray


#2

Ray–The last Month-Year dated FA was F A 8 17 according to Gerry Marcello in “.30-06 We Have Seen, Vol. II”. Chris Punnett in “.30-06” says the same thing.


#3

Thanks Ron. Now, when did they first change to just the FA and Year??

I’m trying to determine if 1915 and 1916 Match cartridges would have been loaded with 2 or 3 character headstamps.

Ray


#4

Ray–Production for Sept. to Dec. 1917 used F A 17. I would have top guess that the 1915 and 16 Match rounds used the F A Month Year style headstamps.