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Bigcountry02 05-06-2013 10:58 PM

Picked up some .45 M1911 ammo
 
LGS had some older Ball ammo

Caliber .45 M1911
Lot: TW 5 18477
Twin Cities Arsenal

Did some digging made in 1955, steel casing, 230 gr.

Not sure if it corrosive or non-corrosive?

Any thoughts?

trip286 05-06-2013 11:00 PM

Clean when you're done and it don't matter bro!

Bigcountry02 05-06-2013 11:04 PM

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Originally Posted by trip286 (Post 1239046)
Clean when you're done and it don't matter bro!

Yep! I call it the bath of love! :D

Rather be safe, then sorry!

JonM 05-06-2013 11:36 PM

everything US made military wise after 1945 is non-corrosive

other nationality surplus mileage varies

trip286 05-06-2013 11:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bigcountry02 (Post 1239049)

Yep! I call it the bath of love! :D

Rather be safe, then sorry!

Sounds like a honeymoon!

danf_fl 05-07-2013 12:43 AM

I second recommendation to clean directly after shooting.

Go back after 3 days to see if barrel has turned color. If it did, then you did not clean enough and have to clean again.
There was some in that era that was "slightly" corrosive.

locutus 05-07-2013 03:55 PM

1955 is definitely non corrosive.

I was given a case of that steel case ammo back in 1965. It's very good ammo. (what I was given was war time and corrossive)

It can be reloaded, but IMHO, it's not worth the hassle.

Unless, like me back in 1965, that's the only empties you have to rload!:p

Bigcountry02 05-07-2013 05:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by locutus (Post 1239881)
1955 is definitely non corrosive.

I was given a case of that steel case ammo back in 1965. It's very good ammo. (what I was given was war time and corrossive)

It can be reloaded, but IMHO, it's not worth the hassle.

Unless, like me back in 1965, that's the only empties you have to rload!:p

Thanks!

Reloading in this household is out of the question. It is not me, more the wife. :(

this is one document for information on older ammo.

http://www.odcmp.org/1101/USGI.pdf

U.S. GI Non-Corrosive Primers

for calibers
.30-06, M1911 .45 ACP, .30 Carbine & 7.62 NATO


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