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At one time military surplus .45 ACP ammo was imported into the US (hint there, not US made) that came in 25 round paste board boxes with a green label.

1: What country produced it?
2: What was the bullet weight?
3: What was the velocity?
4: What was unusual about the bullet construction?

No prizes but a chance for you to stretch your minds. :)

A search here may supply the answers.
 

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Ok this ia a total shot in the dark

I'm thinkin its the tubular bullet that the army tested for armor piercing applications so I'm just gonna guess on all the questions cause I really have no clue.

1. Phillippines
2. 165gr
3. 1350ish
4. Tubular bullet made of copper alloy
 

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Jim V, Can we have another hint? This has been driving me more insane than normal.
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Could be the .45 ACP M-32 or M-26
My best wild assed guess.
Chief-7700
 

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From Europe, produced after WWII. Saw use in Asia however.
 

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Jim V said:
From Europe, produced after WWII. Saw use in Asia however.
Jim V, You are one evil task master!
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Okay, one more hint of the country that produced the ammo. It was used in a hot Asian country, not one where it got well below freezing.

Sheesh, almost telling you the country if you remember your history. ;)
 

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European country, not Oz.
 

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Can not find the answer, however learned alot while researching your question.
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I shall post the answers Friday, if the question(s) are not answered by then.

Keep thinking or working on it.



Just ask yourself, "How hard will the next set of questions be?"
 

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5pins is almost there. 1 & 2 are correct!!!!!!!
 

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3. subsonic
4 .round tip ball ammunition
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Jim, How about a headstamp on this French ammo. Can't wait for the next set of questions, so far I'm 1 out of two. In all my research have not been able to find a French Military Surplus .45 ACP ammunition, just their 8mm
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Jim V said:
I shall post the answers Friday, if the question(s) are not answered by then.

Keep thinking or working on it.



Just ask yourself, "How hard will the next set of questions be?"
Jim V, It's Friday and you have been driving nuts by with hold the answers. Boss
it is time to provide us with answers and post the new brain twisters.
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Discussion Starter #19 (Edited)
Sorry about not posting the answers to the questions Friday; it turned out to be a day I'd rather forget.
  1. France
  2. Most ran 210 grains but some were as low as 200 grains
  3. 1,150 +/- FPS
  4. There was a space beteeen the soft lead core and the nose of the jacket, the bullets would expand.
  5. Bonus answer: the ammo was for the M3 "Grease gun" we supplied the French after WWII.

And I'll post the headstamp and box label info once I can find the ammo can I have my remaining supply in.
 

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Thank you Jim V......Hope Saturday will be a better day than Friday was.
Chief
 
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