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Old 02-18-2013, 04:25 PM
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Just reloaded a few 1903 stripper clips this afternoon from a recent shipment from CMP and found 2 TW 52 headstamps among the usual assortment of 66 to 78 mixture. On the HXP headstamps, the letter "HXP" are relatively close together as is the "two digit date". However, on the TWs each of the 4 markings are evenly spaced around the head (think as 5 @ 12 o'clock, 2 @ 3 o'clock, W @ 6 o'clock, and T @ 9 o'clock. Anyone has a clue as to why?
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:37 PM
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That's simply the way the headstamp bunter was made. It doesn't really mean anything is different about that ammo than any other TW.

Having said that, headstamp bunters worked the brass quite a bit, which hardened it. But, that's a good thing. And so, some bunters were made with the numbers spaced out in order to make the heads more uniform in hardness. Others were made with more letters and numbers than was necessary in order to achieve the same thing.

Maybe the TW numbers and letters were spaced out for one of those reasons. Or maybe not. The Army works in mysterious ways and sometimes they do things just because.

Ray
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:02 PM
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Many thanks Ray !!
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:16 AM
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Dick Culver listed an article titled U.S. GI Non- Corrosive Primers. It lists Start dates of non corrosive primer changeover, and an actual "Safe start Date". I copied the article off a forum link some time back. Google the title and authors name and it pops as an odcmp link. Dont know how to link it, sorry. Info very clear and unlike the chart easy to read! Heres the link http://www.odcmp.org/1101/USGI.pdf

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Old 03-29-2013, 05:09 AM
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Dick Culver listed an article titled U.S. GI Non- Corrosive Primers. It lists Start dates of non corrosive primer changeover, and an actual "Safe start Date". I copied the article off a forum link some time back. Google the title and authors name and it pops as an odcmp link. Dont know how to link it, sorry. Info very clear and unlike the chart easy to read! Heres the link http://www.odcmp.org/1101/USGIpdf. Link wont come up! . works if you type address in
You missed a period (.) between "USGI" and "pdf".

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Old 03-29-2013, 05:57 AM
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Thanks! Im not too computer savvy. Great info! Answers a lot of ammo questions on the forum. Address has been revised with period.

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Old 07-04-2013, 02:40 PM
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I found these in my recent can of HXP. I have no clue on these head stamps, if anyone here knows...please share the info. Is it corrosive?

Three- SL 45
One- K 53



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Old 07-04-2013, 04:32 PM
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SL 45 is St Louis Ordinance Plant and IS corrosive. Don't know about the K stamp.
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:35 PM
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SL 45 is St. Louis Ordnance Plant, 1945

K 53 is very probably Kynoch Factories, England, 1953
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:16 PM
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Thank you, I will keep them separate from the rest.
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