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    Vintage .45 ACP ammo

    1932 Frankford Arsenal. Just picked them up yesterday.

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    I would never have known what the FA head stamp meant. Always learning. They are in great shape.
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    Nice find. Oldest I have has an F.A. 40 headstamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevada View Post
    I would never have known what the FA head stamp meant. Always learning. They are in great shape.
    Thanks! I'm still learning every day as well. I don't think that stops. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Has Been View Post
    Nice find. Oldest I have has an F.A. 40 headstamp.
    Thank you! Found them on GB.
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    I tend to agree. Thought I had a pretty good knowledge of cartridge headstamps but I bought a handful of loose 30-06 M2 cartridges at a flea market a couple months back thinking they were all Greek HXP but when I got home and looked closer 2 had VC 45 headstamps. Buffaloed me for a while but finally found out they were made at a the Verdun Arsenal in Quebec Canada.
    Appearantly they are quite common and often found mixed in with loose HXP sold through the CMP. First I've ever seen. Makes me want to go dig through my stash of HXP and see if anymore turn up.

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    I like the idea of a search, but putting 100's of rounds back into clips isn't for me.
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    I bought several cases from CTD 5-6 years ago. Some in clips, some loose packed. Other than open the crates for inspection I havent touched them since.
    You do have a good point though, it's certainly not worth all the trouble of emptying/refilling clips just to look for a few oddball headstamps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottz63 View Post
    1932 Frankford Arsenal. Just picked them up yesterday.

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    I would NOT fire that one on the right!!!


    Cool info on Frankford Arsenal, which I'd never heard of before! https://infogalactic.com/info/Frankford_Arsenal
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    Nope, not with that crack! Not going to fire any of these, they are for display.
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