After downloading “Bullets by the Billion” ( the History of .45 etc Production by EC and ECS between 1942 and 44) and seeing the large numbers of Machines used for .45; .30 carbine & .30/06 Production, I have to0 ask…
What happened to all the hundreds of machines used for the Production?
Where they placed into “Mothballs” for some future (wartime) use, or where they “Surplussed” (as was one factory of Remington/Winchester GOCO to the Israelis), or where they simply “scrapped”, or sold off as individual Machines for conversion to other Press/ Stamping/Drawing etc. Purposes?
TW was “mothballed” and re-activated during the Korean War, as was SL (St.Louis)? Of course LC continued, as did FA;
and WCC/WRA and RA continued with intermittent Contracts…DM, DEN and U/UT and ECS/EC disappear , mostly by the end of 1944, early 1945, although some of their Locations remained as Army depots.