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Old 11-11-2016, 02:06 PM
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Default Universal M1 Carbine Ammuntion Production

While waiting to pick-up a nice rebuilt Rock-ola from a local shop, I noticed a yellow box of Carbine ammo on the shelf. It was produced by Universal. The shop owner ended-up letting me have it for free for my old ammo display shelf.

The head stamps are marked 1957, .30, and NVC (or something like that - don't have it in front of me.

Anyone know the history of this ammo and Universals involvement?
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Old 11-11-2016, 02:35 PM
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NWM is good ammo. Dutch ammo and I have a bandoleer full of it.
NVC should just be used for display. 1957 seems a little early but it would be North Vietnamese. Likely made in China.
NIC is Norinco and I'd rather not use it.
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Old 11-11-2016, 03:50 PM
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NWM is good ammo. Dutch ammo and I have a bandoleer full of it.
NVC should just be used for display. 1957 seems a little early but it would be North Vietnamese. Likely made in China.
NIC is Norinco and I'd rather not use it.
Thanks. I think it's NWM. Did Universal just buy this cheap and drop there box cover on it?

I'll probably just use it for display. I have plenty of other ammo to shoot.
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Old 11-11-2016, 06:59 PM
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Thanks. I think it's NWM. Did Universal just buy this cheap and drop there box cover on it?

I'll probably just use it for display. I have plenty of other ammo to shoot.
Could be. Many companies repackage ammo.
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Old 11-16-2016, 09:03 PM
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I think 57 would have been too early for Universal to have started their own ammo line. More likely in the 1960,s. I would hazard a guess that someone just used the box and placed the Dutch ammo in it.
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Old 01-01-2017, 11:56 AM
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I have a few boxes of Universal Carbine manufactured ammo from 1967. They were made in Germany. The ones I have fired were flawless after 50 years of storage.
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