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Is 30-06 M2Ball from 1940 rare?

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    Two rounds from the 30-06 I bought at a gunshow are dated 1940 with the headstamp of B N 4 40 so I'm wondering if it has collector value as I plan on shooting the ammo I bought

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    That's a weird one Homer. "BN" is the headstamp for the Lake City Plant in Independence, Missouri. One big problem, the plant's first production run wasn't until April of 1941. Remington didn't start building the small ammo section there until December of 1940. There has been some discussion about this headstamp and date on the CMP forum with no realistic answer in my opinion. The best I can figure is that it is a first run from Lake City and the 4 40 does not refer to a date. The plant is still operating and they have a small museum there. Try emailing them and ask what they think you've got.

    Good Luck,
    Jay

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    Hi Jay, Do you know the they're site or email? I dont have time to search them right now.

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    Thanks Jay, I just sent them a email

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    When you say M-2 ball, you are referring to the 147 grain bullet, not the M-1 174 grain bullet.

    You might want to pull one of the bullets, and weigh it, to determine what you actually have.

    Boridin

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    M2 Ball as n the stuff made the M1 Garand, I didn't know there was a couple different loads for M2Ball

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    M-1 ball has a 174 grain bullet. It is primarily used in the Model 1903, Model 1917 series rifles, the BAR, and belt fed GPMGs. It can be used in the Garand, and is for sniper, and competitive marksmanship purposes, however, for normal combat purposes the Garand was supplied with M-2 ball, with a 147 grain bullet.

    M-2 ball was the basis for the ammunition that became 7.62 NATO, as used in the M-14 series rifles, the M-60, and M-240 GPMG. Most NATO members also adopted the 147 grain bullet and used it in the many other weapon systems firing this round.

    Boridin

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    I almost bought some M1 Ball at that gunshow but passed. Thanks for the info Boridin

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    I think anything that is WWII dated/related has collector value,
    so if you are interested in them as historic collectibles
    or curios, keep them. If not, then shoot them......
    Regards,


    Steve.

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