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    Old M1 carbine ammo

    I went to town this AM and was just looking around and saw this box of carbine ammo at a local shop. I couldn't stop myself from asking if if they wanted to part with it, so they came home with me. The rounds are in great shape and the head stamp matches the box. They will look good in some pics with the M1 if I can find it again.
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    Nice find. Great thing is if you ever do use it - it is non corrosive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckshot View Post
    Nice find. Great thing is if you ever do use it - it is non corrosive.
    Thanks Chief, I seem to recall having read that they were our first round to be produced as non-corrosive from the beginning of the round. Does that make sense?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7.62guy View Post
    Thanks Chief, I seem to recall having read that they were our first round to be produced as non-corrosive from the beginning of the round. Does that make sense?
    Yep, one of the reasons the carbine was popular in Pacific was the non corrosive ammo. The M1 ball was non corrosive from the start and the first to be so. It was not until early
    50s they started producing non corrosive 30-06 for Garand. Even so they would have had millions of stock piled corrosive rounds to use up. I can not think of anyone else
    using noncorrosive ammo during WW2, with possible exception of the Swiss?
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    Very cool find! I would have bought it too.
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    All USA produced 30 Carbine ammo in WW2 and beyond was non-corrosive. The problem is the ammo produced in other countries, notably France and China which were known for very corrosive 30 Carb ammo.
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