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Old 03-20-2017, 06:22 PM
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By lot number alone, your spam can is post-WW2. As you can see from my earlier post, the WW2 lot numbers for Lake City carbine ended with #12965. Also check the nomenclature on the can. If it mentions bandoleers or strippers, it's post-war. Carbine ammo was not packed in bandoleers during WW2, but was by Korea.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:34 PM
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I am trying to figure out for a buddy the approximate age of a 600 round 30 carbine spam can.
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By lot number alone, your spam can is post-WW2. As you can see from my earlier post, the WW2 lot numbers for Lake City carbine ended with #12965. Also check the nomenclature on the can. If it mentions bandoleers or strippers, it's post-war. Carbine ammo was not packed in bandoleers during WW2, but was by Korea.
600 round cans are on strippers in bandoleers - the 900 round spam cans are boxed.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:37 PM
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:27 PM
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The WW2 carbine cartons were packed 16 in an M6 can, for a total of 800 rounds. The 900 round cans came later, as did the 600 round.
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