Re: .50 caliber shells

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Posted by Tumbleweed on August 29, 2001 at 18:21:17:

In Reply to: Re: .50 caliber shells posted by Lewis Shorb on August 27, 2001 at 02:05:06:

The 50 Cal ammo from WWII is the same as the ammo they use today. If you kept one of them look for a 2 digit number on the base of the cartridge. That'll be the year of manufacture. There will also be two letters that represent where it was made. The only one I know is "LC" is for 'Lake City' where ever that is. In WWII Las Vegas was the home of an aerial gunnery school, They would have used 50 cal. Also there was a B24 bomber base up at Tonopah who would also have fired that size ammo. If it was from a flying plane though I don't think the shells would have all landed in the same area. They'd be spread out since the plane wouyld be moving over a hundred miles an hour.Interesting.

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