Picked up some .45 M1911 ammo

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Bigcountry02, May 6, 2013.

  1. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    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?
     
  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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

  3. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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

    Rather be safe, then sorry!
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    everything US made military wise after 1945 is non-corrosive

    other nationality surplus mileage varies
     
  5. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Sounds like a honeymoon!
     
  6. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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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.
     
  7. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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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!:p
     
  8. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    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