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Posted: 7/15/2008 1:18:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/15/2008 1:19:04 PM EDT by Para069]
Help,

I have 2 tins of 45acp offered to me to buy. Both were unopened.
The seller told me he bought this in the early 80's and it is USGI Ball. I was suspect of this because I have been in the gun game w/ a FFL since 1981 and have NEVER seen USGI 45acp ball in a commie spam can.

Both tins are the AK type "sardine" cans , painted OD green. They are exactly the same cans that AK ammo comes in!!!
They are labeled as follows

11,43 Cartridge Pistol

Ball Brass Case

they came with the typical commie can opener.
There is no lot numbers , chinese or russian markings , etc.

I opened one can and found 15 lite grey boxes with no marking on them.
Each box has 50rds brass case 45acp.
The headstamps are mostly RA 42 with a few marked WCC 42 and FA 42
The RA 42 and WCC 42 have a purple primer sealer and the FA 42 appears to have no sealer.
There are no exactor or ejector marks on any cases. I am sure it is not reloaded.

What do I have?? Repackaged WWll lent-lease ammo , Korean Nationalist Aid ammo ?
Any ideas???

I know pics would help , but do not have a digital camera.

Thanks for all help.

Link Posted: 7/15/2008 5:04:58 PM EDT
WCC= Winchester Western Cartridge Corp
FA= Frankford Arsenal
RA= Remington Arms [Peter's Cartridge co]

I shot up a whole can of 1942-marked spam can breaking in a new Commander


ammoguide.com/?article=kpagel0507
Link Posted: 7/15/2008 6:38:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/16/2008 6:14:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Chris_1522:
Perhaps to go with the Thompsons we sent over there?


Yea , Thats what I was thinking.

Is this ammo corrosive primed?

How much per round you figure its worth?
Link Posted: 7/16/2008 2:44:10 PM EDT
I would say it is crossively primed. Make sure to clean up good after shooting it.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 7:07:00 AM EDT
If it Lent-Lease ammo would it have any historical value since it was from the Lent-Lease Act?
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 11:00:55 AM EDT
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