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full_bore1000 06-14-2012 03:05 AM

please help with 50cal
 
Hey,
I live on the east coast of Australia,I recently dug up a 50BMG cartridge on a former army and airforce training ground during the second world war,in which tanks,fighter planes and bombers were used.The cartridge has TW45 written on it but is 12.6mm x 99mm (50BMG),I was wondering if anyone would know anything about the TW45 round?? any help would be appreciated greatly......we had 1000s of US troops training here during that time and thought it might have been fired from an American unit as generally we used .30 cal machine guns at that time.

dunerunner 06-14-2012 03:28 AM

Some stuff here http://www.nebraskaaircrash.com/50caliber.html

c3shooter 06-14-2012 03:47 AM

G'day, Full Bore! Your cartridge was made in Minnesota at the Twin Cities ammo plant in 1945. Twin Cities refers to the cities of St Paul and Minneapolis. In addition to being used by ground forces, it was used as an anti-aircraft gun on the top of a tank or truck, and was used by fighter aircraft and by bombers as their defensive guns. As you surmised, it is caliber .50 BMG (Browning Machine Gun)

dog2000tj 06-14-2012 03:59 AM

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and once again c3 knocks it out of the park :D

full_bore1000 06-14-2012 08:20 AM

well thankyou all very much,very helpfull information,you guys sure ya know ya s###.........Ryan........ P.S you guys without doubt have the best gun laws in the world,you are very lucky

Marlinman 06-14-2012 08:28 AM

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Originally Posted by full_bore1000
well thankyou all very much,very helpfull information,you guys sure ya know ya s###.........Ryan........ P.S you guys without doubt have the best gun laws in the world,you are very lucky

Look up California, Illinois, and New York's gun laws then tell us we have the best.

winds-of-change 06-14-2012 08:39 AM

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Originally Posted by full_bore1000 (Post 835811)
well thankyou all very much,very helpfull information,you guys sure ya know ya s###.........Ryan........ P.S you guys without doubt have the best gun laws in the world,you are very lucky

Well, most of the states do, anyway. :(


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