Does the lot number usually correspond to the ammo headstamp? This box is empty.
Hi Vlad, this lot number dates from 1957.
Vlad go to pdbullets.com & download the #17.pdf catalog then look at lot 845 to see a mint example of a box with out clips but otherwise the same as in that box
Thank you both, I assume “8 round clip” means this ammo was for Garands?
Yes, T291 was the development designation of the military Match cartridge adopted as M72 in July 1958 and used at the annual National Matches at Camp Perry, for example.
I’m guessing the image on the lid (partly obscured by the white sticker) supports your theory :)
As I recall this T291 Match lot 11 box that I also have, was given to me by Lt. Col. Joe Smith who worked for the DCM & ran the line at Perry for years. According to him the year before this bullet was unofficially tried & won. I believe he said he had to pull lots of strings to get that testing to happen. So this was the first official production and accepted use of this round.
If you notice in the auction lot photo & the description it is an over labeled box
Good box Vlad.