Information on 45 ACP Experimental Box of Ammo


#1

Hi,

Below is the label on a box of 45 ACP experimental ammo.

Does anybody know anything about what was “experimental” with these cartridges? Are these a commonly found cartridge?

Thanks for any information.

Heavyiron


#2

It could be the powder or the primer. Do you have cartridges with this box. If so, please post a picture of the headstamp for us. thank you.


#3

John,

Here is a scan of a headstamp from one of the cartridges in the box.

The case is steel and the bullet jacket is copper or gilding metal clad steel. Both take a magnet.

Thanks.

Heavyiron


#4

Some more interesting Frankford Arsenal boxes:

Top left box contents: NPE Steel case, copper primer cup, headstamp “F A 51”

Bullet box: Sealed. Standard 230 grain FMJ GMCS bullets known from designation and magnet test on the box. Date unknown - probably 1940s.

Primer Box: Sealed. No comments.

Top right box contents: Originally Tracer, red tip, Copper primer cup, headstamp “F A 4” (1944) The box is a standard ball box, label printed directly on box, turned inside-out.

Second left box: Ball, GMCS FMJ RN, copper primer cup, headstamp "F A 45. No special Markings on cartridge,

Third left box: Ball, GMCS FMJ RN, copper primer cup, headstamp “F A 45”

Fourth left box: NPE Steel case, copper primer cup, headstamp “F A 47”,

Collection of John Moss