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Need help with these ammo

Article about: I have a lot of empty ammo shells I like to know by what weapon they fit. Headstamps: 6.2cm RA 42-43-44 ( I think M1 garand) SL 42-43 DEN 42-43 LC 43 DM 42-43 FA 43 EW 43 TW43 5.6cm s67 17 S

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    I have a lot of empty ammo shells I like to know by what weapon they fit.

    Headstamps:

    6.2cm

    RA 42-43-44 ( I think M1 garand)
    SL 42-43
    DEN 42-43
    LC 43
    DM 42-43
    FA 43
    EW 43
    TW43

    5.6cm

    s67 17 S 8
    s67 16 P 9
    SB 19 38 VIII
    P163 S 37 21
    P491 S 38 7
    P131 S 39 S 16
    p131 S 36 S 62
    p181 S 36 28
    P370 S 37 5
    DNF S 41 9
    US V 40
    ANF S 41 7
    ANF S 41 6
    dou 44 S 24
    edq S 43 18/17/16
    WRA 42

    I hope somebody can help me

    Thanks

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    Headstamp Codes on Small Arms Ammunition courtesy of Steve T you'll need to post pics to i.d. most

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    Pictures would be the only way to positively ID these Judaz but.......

    The top batch all appear to be .30 calibre, mainly used by the Americans. The numbers are the manufacturing year, the lettering the manufacturers code.

    Most of the ones in the second list appear to be German 7.92 cartridges. Certainly all the ones with 'P' codes are, as are the ones with the three letter codes. The 'S' stands for brass casing, the dates of manufacture are between 1936 and 1944 and the other numbers are batch numbers.

    Hope that helps

    Steve T

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    Lets start with the biggest ones

    from left to right RA - SL - DM - DEN - LC


    same for this images

    RA and SL

    DM and DEN

    LC


    the rest will folow later

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    Yep, American 30 cal. You can find what the letter codes refer to in the link cornishboy has given you. Off the top of my head, DM is Des Moines, LC is Lake City, RA is Remington Arms, SL maybe Salt Lake but I can't remember them all off the top of my head !

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    DM are the best by the way...

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    Hi

    RA = Remington Arms
    SL - St Louis Ordnance Plant
    DEN = Denver Ordnance Plant
    LC = Lake City Ordnance Plant
    DM = Des Moins Ordnance Plant
    FA = Frankford Arsenal
    EW - Eau Claire Ordnance
    TW = Twin Cities Ordnance

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    See......I knew someone would go and look them up for him ! You're just making him lazy Harry !! (but it was good of you )

    Now he's got the link to the SAA site he won't need us to tell him

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    Look them up !! I have an encyclopaedic knowledge of Allied headstamps I'll have you know

    Actually I only happen to remember these as I have been recently researching some .50 cals from a B-17 crash site in Suffolk that I picked up a few weeks ago during a stroll across the field (can't get permission to use the detector though )

    cheers

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    how can i find by wich weapon they are used?

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