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Posted: 1/18/2015 4:09:43 PM EST
My boss gave me these knowing Im into guns. I think its 30-06 on strippers. No caliber mark just typical mil stamps on cases.



Thanks in advance arf
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 4:10:39 PM EST
1903 strippers
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 4:11:45 PM EST
Looks like you have already figured it out - .30-06 on strippers in the cotton 'belts'. Probably for the '03 Springfield.
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That was my guess but I didnt know for sure.

So I can also assume these are from WWI then too?

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Originally Posted By Ker-Pow:
Looks like you have already figured it out - .30-06 on strippers in the cotton 'belts'. Probably for the '03 Springfield.
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Cotton bandoleer. Belts go in a machinegun.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 4:12:58 PM EST
Your boss is damn cool. Any job openings?
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 4:13:35 PM EST
DO THE PROJECTILES HAVE BLACK PAINT ON THEM? IF THEY DO THEY ARE ARMOR PIERCING
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 4:14:07 PM EST
Do any of the card board boxes have markings?
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Originally Posted By TescoVee:
1903 strippers


That was my guess but I didnt know for sure.

So I can also assume these are from WWI then too?

The 1903 was in service till '74.
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Actually, yes. Can you weld?


Another neat thing he gave me was some NATO 9MM. Turned out to be subgun ammo from the MOD. Crazy hot made for adverse conditions in arctic operations.
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Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
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Looks like there is a lot number on the bandolier.
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Didnt even think to look.

Have a little card reading:

Powder Lot No..................... (no info)
Packed (has purple stamps of numbers in sequences of four thats faded. Last no's are 1918)

US CARTRIDGE CO.
LOWELL, MASS.
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Originally Posted By Spent_Casing:



Didnt even think to look.

Have a little card reading:

Powder Lot No..................... (no info)
Packed (has purple stamps of numbers in sequences of four thats faded. Last no's are 1918)

US CARTRIDGE CO.
LOWELL, MASS.
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Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
Do any of the card board boxes have markings?



Didnt even think to look.

Have a little card reading:

Powder Lot No..................... (no info)
Packed (has purple stamps of numbers in sequences of four thats faded. Last no's are 1918)

US CARTRIDGE CO.
LOWELL, MASS.



My most useful post of the day Any of the numbers match the lot numbers on the bandoleers?
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Originally Posted By EMORY308:
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They do not.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 4:29:26 PM EST
What is the lot stenciled on the bandolier?

I don't know how it was done in the past but these days it reads as the manu facturer and then the date code.

For instance LC-10D......

LC= lake city
10 is the year of manufacture
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Originally Posted By TescoVee:
That was my guess but I didnt know for sure.

So I can also assume these are from WWI then too?


The 1903 was in service till '74.
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Originally Posted By TescoVee:
Originally Posted By Spent_Casing:
Originally Posted By TescoVee:
1903 strippers


That was my guess but I didnt know for sure.

So I can also assume these are from WWI then too?


The 1903 was in service till '74.


What was the 1903 doing in 1974?
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 4:35:28 PM EST
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What was the 1903 doing in 1974?
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What was the 1903 doing in 1974?
After the Korean War, active service (as opposed to drill) use of the M1903 was rare. Still, some M1903A4s remained in sniper use as late as the Vietnam War; and technical manuals for them were printed as late as 1970.[5] The U.S. Navy also continued to carry some stocks of M1903A3s on board ships, for use as anti-mine rifles.

From wiki. I know the Marine shooting team still uses some.
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What was the 1903 doing in 1974?
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Originally Posted By TescoVee:
Originally Posted By Spent_Casing:
Originally Posted By TescoVee:
1903 strippers


That was my guess but I didnt know for sure.

So I can also assume these are from WWI then too?


The 1903 was in service till '74.


What was the 1903 doing in 1974?



Killing VC?
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Originally Posted By TescoVee:

From wiki. I know the Marine shooting team still uses some.
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Originally Posted By TescoVee:
Originally Posted By FightingHellfish:

What was the 1903 doing in 1974?
After the Korean War, active service (as opposed to drill) use of the M1903 was rare. Still, some M1903A4s remained in sniper use as late as the Vietnam War; and technical manuals for them were printed as late as 1970.[5] The U.S. Navy also continued to carry some stocks of M1903A3s on board ships, for use as anti-mine rifles.

From wiki. I know the Marine shooting team still uses some.


You sure about th shooting team?
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What was the 1903 doing in 1974?
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Originally Posted By TescoVee:
Originally Posted By Spent_Casing:
Originally Posted By TescoVee:
1903 strippers


That was my guess but I didnt know for sure.

So I can also assume these are from WWI then too?


The 1903 was in service till '74.


What was the 1903 doing in 1974?



I'd imagine it saw service as a sniper rifle.
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What was the 1903 doing in 1974?
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Originally Posted By TescoVee:
Originally Posted By Spent_Casing:
Originally Posted By TescoVee:
1903 strippers


That was my guess but I didnt know for sure.

So I can also assume these are from WWI then too?


The 1903 was in service till '74.


What was the 1903 doing in 1974?
We still use them for line throwing guns
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 5:36:12 PM EST
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Originally Posted By EMORY308:
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I guess it was too much trouble to take photos of the headstamp or the bullet
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 7:34:31 PM EST
Pre-WW2 stripper clips for the 03. Later ones are parkerized. Any pics of the headstamp?
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You sure about th shooting team?
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Originally Posted By TescoVee:
Originally Posted By FightingHellfish:

What was the 1903 doing in 1974?
After the Korean War, active service (as opposed to drill) use of the M1903 was rare. Still, some M1903A4s remained in sniper use as late as the Vietnam War; and technical manuals for them were printed as late as 1970.[5] The U.S. Navy also continued to carry some stocks of M1903A3s on board ships, for use as anti-mine rifles.

From wiki. I know the Marine shooting team still uses some.


You sure about th shooting team?
I don't think they use them for serious competition but I have seen recent pics of them with 1903s.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:36:26 PM EST
Take the loaded clips out of the bandolier, take a pic and post it.

USC Co loaded ammo during WWI. Are the bullets guilding metal or silver colored? Are the headstamps and bullets all the same?
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