Many, many thanks for both the prompt assistance and information itself. I noted the Frankford Arsenal in Penn when I first checked the IAA website but not having used your online reference before I wasn’t sure.
WWI? I imagine pre-war stocks were used through the war years but you’re quite right to wonder. Since it turned up in Victoria, BC Canada I’ll now have to look into whether US ammuntion was sold/given to Canadian in the years before the US became involved in the conflict.
May I ask if you could tell me the caliber? As a newly joined, I was, understandably, only allowed the one photo.
I’m curious about the nature of the projectile, whether the color means anything beyond ball. Perhaps the 7 on the head stamp indicates type?
Sorry to ask but a bit new to this. I’ve had a look online to see if there’s an FA reference work that would identify caliber and load but haven’t had much luck. if you could recommend an appropriate link, I’d be most grateful.
Again, my thanks for your help with this. I’m retired military with the usual box of shell casings from here and there. I look forward to learning a bit more about some of the the mystery doppies picked up from here and there.
Thanks again for the help.
All the best,
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