Need Help Deciphering Box Label


#1

I know that this is a long-shot at best, but maybe someone out there has the same or similar box as one that I have. I need help in deciphering the label so that I can make a copy to store with the box. The original label is typical of the period, made using a mimeograph, with the purple/blue coloring, but it has faded to practically nothing. Based on what I know about the cartridges, here is what I came up with:

CTG : AP Cal .30 T93E2
REF : DRG EXP No. 2438
CASE : Cartridge Brass Cal .30 FAT1E3
BULLET : AP Cal .30 FAT29
PRIMER : Remington 39
PRESSURE : 48,900 psi
VELOCITY : 2730 fps
PROPELLANT : Western Ball 846
Charge 46.3 Gr

MANUFACTURED FRANKFORD ARSENAL MARCH 1954

Can anybody help??

Ray


#2

Ray–I can help on part of the label content. Here are the specifications for the T93 series of AP.

T93 CARTRIDGE, ARMOR-PIERCING, CALIBER .30 140-5 GRAINS AP BULLET FOR LIGHT RIFLE

T93E1 CARTRIDGE, ARMOR-PIERCING, CALIBER .30 T93 WITH CASE, BRASS, FAT1E3, 193 GRAINS APROX, DWG FB 25449

T93E2 CARTRIDGE, ARMOR-PIERCING, CALIBER .30 T93E1 WITH BULLET, AP, CALIBER .30, FAT29 M61


#3

Ron

I appreciate the reply. But, I’m already familiar with the cartridge and the specs. That was the only way I was able to decipher most of the label. What I wasn’t sure about was the DRG #, the Pressure, and the type of Western powder.

One observation that I’ve made for anyone interested - These cartridges have an FA 52 headstamp while the box is dated March 1954. I have noted the same thing with other FA 52 cartridges and boxes. That seems to fit in with the noticable sparcity of FA 53 cartridges. Also, I have FA 51 and FA 52 cartridges in both the T93E1 and T93E2 configuration. Apparantly a period of transition.

BTW, the FAT 29 bullet has a nominal weight of 150 grains.

Thanks

Ray


#4

It’s spar-S-ity.

I can’t help bein’ a helper.


#5

LOL :>) :>)

At least I know someone is reading my threads.

Ray