Greetings and happy 4th.
I’m a USAF veteran, and have a good friend and fellow veteran who is finishing college alongside me in the fall. He is going to be taking a job with one of the companies that manages/supplies the US military with small to large caliber ammo.
I’m looking for a gift for him to celebrate his achievement and our friendship. Considering his future job I potentially have a perfect gift for him. I have 2 sets of three shell casings that were fired from AC-130 gunships in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Two 105mm casings, two 40mm, and two 25mm casings.) I was wondering if it was possible, using the numbers painted and stamped on those casings, that I can track down the supplier of these?
If they’re from a batch supplied by his future employer it would be kind of a big deal (for reasons left unstated) and would make an excellent gift.
So, are those type of records available to the public? If so, what exactly is needed to track the batch down?