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Article about: Hi guys, I live on the Australian goldfields and metal detect, the by-products are often very interesting and give an excellent snapshot of the area's history. I find these rounds a fair bit

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    Hi guys, I live on the Australian goldfields and metal detect, the by-products are often very interesting and give an excellent snapshot of the area's history. I find these rounds a fair bit, reading Steve T's excellent beginner guide (thanks! ) am I right in thinking this American round is from an aircraft? There were Americans training here during WW2, but I just wondered why these things would be in the middle of a forest. Shotgun shell base in last pic for size reference.
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    I believe they were produced by Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois in 1942

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    RA Remington Arms - Bridgeport, Connecticut

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    Yeah the article said Remington Arms.
    I have some others FA 42, SL 42 and LC 42.
    LC = Lake City, SL = St. Louis.
    Are they fired from a plane?
    Thanks for the help so far
    C

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    Looks like a .50 cal, so could be from an aircraft.
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