I just picked up a new 7.62 NATO ammo can with a manufacturer’s code I am unfamiliar with. The can is a normal “M19A1” dated “06” manufactured by “S.C.F.” like commonly seen on cans containing Lake City ammunition.
All the can markings and layout are typical U.S. for linked 7.62x51mm (4) M-80 ball to (1) M-62 tracer. The odd part is the maker. The bottom line on the can is “SBS07E001L007”. Who is “SBS”? This ammunition was used for training by the Vermont Army National Guard recently, but unfortunately the soldier I got the can from had no idea what the headstamp of the ammo was. It’s just ammo to them…
My only thought is that the ammo might be re-packed Lake City, but there are no markings to indicate this, like I have seen on other cans in the past.