I was at my parents place over the weekend and my dad gave me a couple of sealed WWII 45 ACP spam cans. I have been looking all over the net for infomration on the contents. I have been successful finding information on one of the cans but have not been able to dig up anything on the other can.
The first M5 can is marked
Cal .45 Ball M1911
What I have been able to determine is that this ammo is steel cased ammo where the cases were made by the Evansville Ordnance(Sunbeam) plant and were loaded into ammo in the Evansville Ordnance (Chrysler) plant in 1944. Is there anything else I am missing? I believe the majority of this type of ammo was produced at the Chrysler plant.
The other can was just marked
Lot WRA 22149
I have not been able to find much information on the ammo in this can and I don’t want to open it up to take a look at it. I am assuming this was produced at the Winchester Repeating Arms plant in Ct. but not sure. Does anyone else know anything about this one? I am assuming it is rarer than the ammo produced by Evansville Ordnance but not sure. Is this brass or steel cased? Is it still considered T2AAF, even though it is not marked on the can? I have not been able to find much information about this particular loading.
Thanks for your help!