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I bought a ton of this from Paragon back in 1999.
Shot up many many rounds in my 1903A3 and IHC M1 Garand, never a problem.
Have to admit, back then I didn't know much, just loaded and blasted.

Now that I've been here a while . . I'm wondering.
What exactly is this ammo?
I don't know.

What did they do and why?
Why did they break this ammo down and then re pack it all?

Also, when I got this ammo a lot of rounds were AP rounds, which I sold to a guy on AR15.com . . . that sale alone almost paid for all the ammo I bought.

Can anyone tell me what I have here?
I'm wondering if it is corrosive.
I've shot hundreds of rounds in my 03A3 and IHC Garand.

The Head stamps read: L C 43

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I'm pretty sure that St Louis ammunition has the headstamp of SL and a single digit year.
I've still got tons of it, the few Bandoleers I pulled out the other day all have head stamps: LC 43
Maybe the ammo was put up for bid to do the repacking?
Did they disassemble the ammo back then and then reload the rounds, or just repackage it?
Maybe St. Louis won the bid or something?
This weekend I'll pull out some more and check those head stamps . . .
Thinking about maybe not using this anymore, not a big fan of using corrosive ammo.
Just curious about this.

I've got way better ammo now, CMP stuff, other Garand ammo more recent.
 

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KurtC,
Raining here, day planned is now on back burner.
So, I started poking through my .30-06 stash, so far (and this is just tip of Iceberg) it is Head Stamped both LC 43 and FN 57.
There's a lot of this ammo here, maybe two or three more 50 Cal cans???
Think it is worth my time and effort to sort it out?
Who knows what is here, not me!
 

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Not necessarily. US stopped corrosive primers in 1954. I have no idea about other countries. Someone else will have to advise.
Guess I will sort it out by head stamps, mark cans accordingly.
Maybe just keep the corrosive in case we have a Corrosive .30-06 Ammo shortage too?
thanks!
 
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