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Old 06-26-2019, 05:32 PM
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Default TW Steel cased 45 ACP Ball

Headstamp is TW 54. Is this safe to shoot? Collectible at all?

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Old 06-26-2019, 06:04 PM
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I would consider it collectible due to its age. Are you sure it isn’t TW 45?
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Old 06-26-2019, 06:15 PM
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I would consider it collectible due to its age. Are you sure it isn’t TW 45?
Yes, it's 54.
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Old 06-26-2019, 07:13 PM
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Did not know that Twin Cities manufactured steel cased ammo. Can you provide a photo or two of the ammo, please?
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Old 06-26-2019, 07:35 PM
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Did not know that Twin Cities manufactured steel cased ammo. Can you provide a photo or two of the ammo, please?
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Look at the picture of the lot number in the first post. Think the "S" after TW means steel case.
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Old 06-26-2019, 07:43 PM
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Old 06-27-2019, 12:49 AM
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[QUOTE=patio;1845045][URL=
Look at the picture of the lot number in the first post. Think the "S" after TW means steel case.[/QUOTE]

Is that an "S" or a "5"?
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Old 06-27-2019, 05:42 AM
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Its an S. My father had a bunch of the same ammo for years and I still have a few rounds of it. He picked it up when we were in England and he was assigned to RAF Welford the USAFE ammo dump installation.

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Old 06-27-2019, 06:20 AM
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Primers corrosive if head stamped WW2 collector ammo.Frigadaire division .
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Old 06-27-2019, 07:16 AM
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Twin Cities Ordnance Plant produced only .30 caliber and .50 caliber ammunition during WW2. They also did some developmental work on steel .30 caliber cases, which were produced in limited quantities prior to plant closure in August 1945.

The plant was renamed Twin Cities Arsenal in 1946, then reactivated for Korea, producing small arms ammunition and artillery shells. Your box of .45 ball is from that time period. And as mentioned above, an "S" prefix in the lot number was the standard designator for steel cases.
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