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Leotis
January 5, 2010, 11:14 PM
I have a chance to buy ammo and dont know if it is good, bad, or to valuable to shoot with my M1. Garand. The boxes read. BALL CALIBER .30 M2 AMMUNITION LOT F.A. 4333 FRANKFORD ARSENAL. The headspace on the bullets read FA 55. Any advice...........
Boxes of 20 cartridges, and big silver tins, tall with sardine can type opener.

m1thumb
January 5, 2010, 11:27 PM
Are you sure that isn't .30 carbine ammo?

Jim Watson
January 6, 2010, 09:19 AM
Sounds like good stuff. Frankford Arsenal went to noncorrosive primers in 1951 except for some match ammo made while they still considered the old chlorate primers more uniform. I can't help you with the value. Surely you can compare the price asked with the cost of other ammo.

Leotis
January 6, 2010, 08:46 PM
The ammo was mixed some Frankford arsenal FA 55, some springfield 57, and a tin can that when opened you heared a sssssstttttt sound from being sealed the ammo in it was from Saint Lewis Head space SL 42.