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CW2 Ralph Long
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Posted - March 30 2018 :  8:26:19 PM  Show Profile  Click to see CW2 Ralph Long's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I have some .30 Caliber Rifle Ammunition loaded in the Pakistani Arsenal in the mid-1960s. Does anyone know if they used non-corrosive priming in those days? I know the U.S. military changed over during the Korean War era, but have no idea when that happened in the rest of the world. The stuff is boxed in 8 round clips. So it was produced for use in the M-1.

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Uncle Mike
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Posted - March 30 2018 :  9:38:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, about 10 years ago there was some Pakistan M2 ball that came in cardboard boxes 2 Garand clips per box. It was from the 60's and marked "POF" for "Pakistan Ordnance Factories" . I read pros and cons. It was cheap but not as cheap as surplus GI M2 from the CMP. The only real way you will know if it's NC is buy testing it. It was sold by several dealers as NC but I don't know. Do a search of the CMP forum. I remember they didn't like it, regards, Mike

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Jim Higginbotham
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Posted - April 02 2018 :  10:11:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have read in several places, but have not verified, that *all* US made .30 Carbine was loaded with non-corrosive primers. That includes lots from 1940 (first year of ammo production in quantity) even though 30M2 and M1911 ammo was still loaded with corrosive up to about the Korean War.

I cannot say about foreign made ammo.

Jim

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gw
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Posted - April 02 2018 :  11:49:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Jim Higginbotham

I have read in several places, but have not verified, that *all* US made .30 Carbine was loaded with non-corrosive primers. That includes lots from 1940 (first year of ammo production in quantity) even though 30M2 and M1911 ammo was still loaded with corrosive up to about the Korean War.

I cannot say about foreign made ammo.

Jim



the French were "loaned" a bunch of carbines, they made corrosive ammo for them, South Koreans too I think.

I wouldn't trust any .30 M1 ammo made overseas in the 60s, I test it. ( The Chinese copied captured Garand ammo to include the headstamp and use of corrosive primer)

fire a couple rounds and drop the empty cases in water, after a couple days you'll know, clean your rifle while you wait.

foreign mfgs are not beyond telling you what you want hear, and load corrosive primers anyway....

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Edited by - gw on April 02 2018 12:13:16 PM
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ironhead7544
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Posted - April 04 2018 :  10:20:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There is corrosive foreign M1 Carbine 30 cal ammo out there. I bought an M1 carbine cheap years ago as the barrel was ruined by neglected cleaning. I had a new barrel put on. The U.S. ammo is all non corrosive.
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Ten Driver
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Posted - April 14 2018 :  01:46:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When the words "Pakistan" and "rifle" are used in the same sentence, it never winds up good.
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