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Posted: 4/6/2006 10:36:47 AM EDT
Do we not have a headstamp cross reference guide anywhere on here? I looked but can't seem to find one.

got a cartridge marked:

TW
68

it's a .223 that i picked up with some other casings on the range, and i'm curious.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 10:39:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 10:41:12 AM EDT by dpmmn]
That casing came from Twin Cities Arsenal 1968


Propper Name is Twin Cities Army Arsenal Plant, Minneapolis, Minnesota



Here is a link you can save cartridgecollectors.org/headstampcodes.htm
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 10:40:11 AM EDT
Twin Cities (Minnesota), made in 1968

I don't have access to any of my reference links here at work, but I'm sure someone will come along that does.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 2:00:52 PM EDT
I gotta agree there should be at least a listing of US headstamps tacked on this forum.

RA = Remington Arms
WCC = Winchester Cartridge Company
LC = Lake City Army Ammunition Plant
TW = Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant
TZZ = IMI loading for US contracts (I don't know if I ever knew what it stood for)

There are others that are less common today but were very common in the past, such as Dominion (a loading plant in Ontario,Canada that produced tons of M2 Ball) and ECC (Evanston Army Ammuntion Plant, IIRC, which produced a lot of steel cased ammo; I have most of a box of empty ECC steel .45ACP cases in my collection).
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:02:07 PM EDT
Wow! 1968? someone was holding on to that one for a while. I picked it up with a pile of Lake City brass that someone neglected to clean up at the range.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:06:09 PM EDT
Hey, also.... RP ..... iknow the R is Remington, whats the P?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:07:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By simplemitch:
Hey, also.... RP ..... iknow the R is Remington, whats the P?



Peters I think.

I thought WCC was Western Cartridridge Co.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:33:49 PM EDT

TZZ = IMI loading for US contracts (I don't know if I ever knew what it stood for)



As far as I know, all .223 / 5.56 IMI ammo has one of two:
- NATO stamp with year of manufacturing (for NATO / Israel Military contracts);
-or-
- TZZ stamp with year of manufacturing (for everybody else);

No other stamps as I aware of (I had visited IMI Small Arms Ammunition plant at least 6 times).
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:52:00 PM EDT
Yes, it's Peters.

Here's some that I also would like to add:

1. RPA - Republic of the Philippines Army
2. SB - Squires Bingham (Avoid these! Primers fall off the case and might lodge into the gas tube).
3. BMP - Bataan Munitions Plant. Replaced RPA. Manufactured by Government Arsenal, Republic of the Philippines, adhering to strict US 5.56mm standards.
4. PS - Poong San. Made in Korea
5. GE/GF - European Ammo
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 8:59:51 PM EDT
So why DON'T we have a tacked cross reference anyway? Who's slacking?
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 6:16:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kimber_45:

Originally Posted By simplemitch:
Hey, also.... RP ..... iknow the R is Remington, whats the P?



Peters I think.

I thought WCC was Western Cartridridge Co.



IIRC, I think I used to buy Winchester-Western .22 ammo as a kid, but wouldn't WWC still be Winchester Cartridge Co. ?

Not sure. I'd bet good money that someone here knows the correct answer, though!
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 6:36:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/7/2006 6:37:29 AM EDT by Zhukov]
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 7:12:49 AM EDT
I have some Black Hills 77gr. Blue box

HeadStamp is 04 and Nato Cross only? who makes it!
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 11:28:01 AM EDT
there's also IVI.
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