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Old November 15, 2012, 01:30 PM   #1
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Headstamp Help

Ran into 2 headstamps (both 45 ACP) that I haven't seen and are not shown in the sources I usually check.

BVAC

A USA

Anyone know anything about these?
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Old November 15, 2012, 02:47 PM   #2
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Bitterroot Valley?

Not sure about the other
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Old November 15, 2012, 02:54 PM   #3
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Yep. Bitteroot Valley Ammunition Co. for the first one.

The second I don't recognize. From the letters I would guess maybe USA Ammo, but I've never had any of their stuff, so that's just a guess lacking any supporting evidence.
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Old November 16, 2012, 12:13 AM   #4
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I couldn't find any info on an A-usa. Were there any other markings on it? I use a website I found that has a database of headstamps try it out.

http://www.afte.org/ExamResources/ga...92c372e0f6465c

Here's another good one. still no A-usa though, several A stamps are listed.

http://cartridgecollectors.org/?page=headstampcode
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Old November 16, 2012, 12:20 PM   #5
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Figured it out, its ARMSCOR. Apparently a few years ago they changed to the A instead of spelling it out. It sounds familiar but there are so many I can't say I recognize it for sure. Its really interesting to wonder how some of the brass I pick up made its way to a gun range in Texas. I probably have about a thousand 45 acp and four times that in 9mm with headstamps from all over the world. Almost like collecting stamps.
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