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Old 05-06-2013, 09:58 PM   #1
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Default 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?



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



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Clean when you're done and it don't matter bro!
Yep! I call it the bath of love!

Rather be safe, then sorry!
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everything US made military wise after 1945 is non-corrosive

other nationality surplus mileage varies

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Yep! I call it the bath of love!

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Sounds like a honeymoon!
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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.

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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!

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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!
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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