L.c. match carton labels


#1

Between 1961 and 1968, Lake City Arsenal manufactured 252 lots of M72 MATCH ammunition. Can you guess how many different labels were used during those 9 years?

Hint - it’s more than one. And Rene is not eligible to guess.


#2

Ray…

I’m stepping into something I know little about, but would it be 252, because of 252 different lot stampings ?

Randy


#3

That’s a good answer Randy. You’re right that the lot number was stamped on, but I’m talking about the carton label before the lot number was applied.

Ray


#4

Ray, I’m not sure if this is exactly what you mean, but these would be three? One by Lake City Arsenal, a second by Lake City Ordnance Plant and a third by Lake City Army Ammunition Plant. I really didn’t check if there are small variations between the ones used under those three designations.


#5

Fede

You are very close. There are actually 4 basic labels. One for Lake City Arsenal, two for Lake City Ordnance Plant and one for Lake City Army Ammunition Plant. But it’s the details that stretch those 4 basic labels to a total of 14. It would take a lot of photos to show the details which are on the backs and tops of the cartons.

Ray