Help with identification
A friend of a friend gave me a large box of opened ammo. This stuff looks old. I am looking for help to identify these two rounds. First is the .45 round, it looks like lead but when pressed in the vice it looks like FMJ with a gray color? You ca see the crack where the jacket broke and it has a copper color, and the lead tried to squeeze out the bottom. They mic at .450. The markings on the head are REM-UMC 18. Most of them were in a 3 round moon clip looking thing
The second one is a rifle round. There are 180 of these and I would like to know what they are before I melt the lead down. The head stamp is FA 37 and written on the boxes is 2225. These rounds are lead with gas checks.
Cool. 45 ACP ammunition made in 1918. The three rounds in a clip is for the Colt or Smith and Wesson revolver--model of 1917. Having all that ammo in clips is a perfect reason to buy a gun to fit it. Probably corrosive primers,
if you do decide to see if it will still go bang, clean well accordingly.
WWI ended 11/11/18, so your ammo was most likely made during the war.
REM-UMC is the manufacturer. Still in business. "Remington-Union Metallic
Rifle round. Guessing 30-06. Frankford Arsenal? 1937.
Suspect they are reloads---I've never seen a lead bullet/gascheck
military round. Not saying they couldn't exist--there's LOTS of stuff I've
A military re-enactor of WW 1 would love to have that. That is jacketed ammo, made during WW 1. If not corrosive primed, is is mercuric primed. Would not shoot, but check some of the re-enactor forums. You might get trampled.
The .45 ACP is cupro-nickle jacketed. Commonly seen now in European ammo. A small amount of nickle is alloyed into the copper for the jacket. They will be slightly attracted to a magnet
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