I aquired some old 30.06


#1

This one has got me stumped;
I found among some old 30.06 some U.S.C. CO. (Top)
IA or 1A (bottom)
I pulled the bullets out of three and found a heavy bullet, maybe 200 grain in my estimation and NO powder in the case.

What is this? Anyone have any info?


#2

hi Armsmonkey…cant see the pic!..paul


#3

please look again at the bottom part of the headstamp as what you have written makes no sense.

Also if 200 gr bullets & no powder likely bullets that found their way into a empty case, because some folks feel the need to make something complete, right or wrong. just like filling a Winchester box with Remington cartridges


#4

The IA is most likely 14 or 19 for the date I think as that is how these 30-06’s were marked for WW1. Maybe scratched or damaged making it hard to read?


#5

I’m almost certain these read IA at the bottom, I have 9 or 10 of these, none scratched, (some tarnished around projectile and top of case) markings clear, 5 on a stripper clip. All the same projectiles, all are empty, no powder. Heavy - deep defined primer crimps. I will check exact weight of projectiles.


#6

could you possibly post pictures that would be a great help.

Zac


#7

I’ll try and upload a pic.


#8

How do I upload pics


#9

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