Avatar
Please consider registering
Guest
Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Register Lost password?
Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 2297
Member Since:
December 31, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
December 28, 2022 - 5:00 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Nothing to do with Winchesters, but there are many ammo collectors on this Forum.

Question, are either one of these boxes of 45 ball from WW1?   Thanks, Big Larry

Colt-ammo.jpgImage Enlarger

sp_PlupAttachments Attachments
Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 4528
Member Since:
March 31, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
December 28, 2022 - 7:55 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Larry the red one is to hard for me to see the lettering.  It looks like the tan box has 997 and the red one has Bullseye No. 2 Army 106?

Correct me if I am wrong.  I will send this to my military collector friend and see what he has to say.

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 2297
Member Since:
December 31, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
December 28, 2022 - 8:46 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Chuck said
Larry the red one is to hard for me to see the lettering.  It looks like the tan box has 997 and the red one has Bullseye No. 2 Army 106?

Correct me if I am wrong.  I will send this to my military collector friend and see what he has to say.

  

Hard for me to see too. Do the best you can, please.    Thanks, Big Larry

Avatar
Cedar City, Utah
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 72
Member Since:
March 25, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4
December 28, 2022 - 11:32 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Maybe this will be easier to use……

 

Colt-ammo01-1.jpgImage Enlarger

sp_PlupAttachments Attachments
Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 2297
Member Since:
December 31, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
5
December 29, 2022 - 12:31 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

tsbccut said
Maybe this will be easier to use……

 

Colt-ammo01-1.jpgImage Enlarger

  

Thanks my friend. It is for Larry Seniors Springfield M1911. Going to have a fitted case made for his pistol. Like the one I had made for my Colt M1911A1.  Big Larry

Avatar
Location: 32000' +
Moderator
Moderator
Forum Posts: 2089
Member Since:
July 17, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
6
December 29, 2022 - 4:19 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

Hi Larry,

To answer your question, no, neither are from WWI

I believe the red box is an inter-war box (’20’s-’30’s) and the actual packing date should be on the side of the box (around the corner from the end label).

The top box with the “Lot 997” is from 1942 and is WWII (the headstamp on the ammo should also be “F  A  42”).

Below is a picture of the Frankford Arsenal WWI box you are looking for.  Note it says “Smokeless Powder”.

Best Regards,

FA-WWI-45-Box.jpgImage Enlarger

sp_PlupAttachments Attachments

WACA Life Member #6284 - Specializing in Pre-64 Winchester .22 Rimfire

http://rimfirepublications.com/  

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 4528
Member Since:
March 31, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
7
December 29, 2022 - 6:40 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

I sent the better picture to my friend.  Initially he said the tan box is between the wars and the red ones were usually WW II.

Avatar
NY
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 6168
Member Since:
November 1, 2013
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online
8
December 29, 2022 - 7:21 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Larry,  I feel SO bad about that case of WWI ammo I shot up about 40 yrs ago!  I bought it at a show for next to nothing, because it was corrosive primed & nobody else wanted to shoot it.  But with a brl as easy to clean or replace as that of a 1911, I didn’t care.  Don’t remember a single mis-fire out of the lot!

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 2297
Member Since:
December 31, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
9
December 29, 2022 - 10:17 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

JWA said
Hi Larry,

To answer your question, no, neither are from WWI

I believe the red box is an inter-war box (’20’s-’30’s) and the actual packing date should be on the side of the box (around the corner from the end label).

The top box with the “Lot 997” is from 1942 and is WWII (the headstamp on the ammo should also be “F  A  42”).

Below is a picture of the Frankford Arsenal WWI box you are looking for.  Note it says “Smokeless Powder”.

Best Regards,

FA-WWI-45-Box.jpgImage Enlarger

  

You are “D” man. Can you find me a box of WW1 ammo?  Thanks, the Marine.WinkSmileLaugh

Avatar
Location: 32000' +
Moderator
Moderator
Forum Posts: 2089
Member Since:
July 17, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
10
December 30, 2022 - 3:03 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Yes, I will keep my eyes open for you.  Does it have to be a full sealed box or will a nice empty box that displays well on the label side work?

Best Regards,

WACA Life Member #6284 - Specializing in Pre-64 Winchester .22 Rimfire

http://rimfirepublications.com/  

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 2297
Member Since:
December 31, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
11
December 30, 2022 - 4:22 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Full, sealed box. As you know, NRA marked Springfield M1911’s are quite rare and valuable.

Handed down from my Stepsons Gpa, to his Dad, he gave the pistol to my Stepson, just before his passing.

Came with a Colt 22 conversion on it, but all the correct “S” marked parts were in the box. It’s in my safe awaiting disposition.

Larry Sr. lives in Italy, and it would be very hard for him to get this pistol there, so one of his lucky kids will get it.

I plan on having a custom box made for it, and want an original WW1 box of ammo to put in it with the WW1 pistol.

I had one made for my 1943 vintage M1911A1 Colt and put a box of 50 steel case 1943 ammo in with the pistol. Maybe I showed it to you on one of your visits.

Anyway, after I get a box of ammo for the M1911, I will have a box custom made. It’s a real nice Springfield and I will show it to you next time you are here.

                                                                                      Thanks,  Big Larry

Avatar
Location: 32000' +
Moderator
Moderator
Forum Posts: 2089
Member Since:
July 17, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
12
December 30, 2022 - 4:24 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Sounds good, I will try to find a box that meets your high standards.

Best Regards,

WACA Life Member #6284 - Specializing in Pre-64 Winchester .22 Rimfire

http://rimfirepublications.com/  

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 4528
Member Since:
March 31, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
13
December 30, 2022 - 5:54 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

This got me looking for my WW I box and so far no luck.  I just have to keep digging.  It’s somewhere???

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 2297
Member Since:
December 31, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
14
December 30, 2022 - 9:09 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Chuck said
This got me looking for my WW I box and so far no luck.  I just have to keep digging.  It’s somewhere???

  

Thanks Chuck. I would like to buy it if you find it.  Big LarrySmileSmileSmile

Avatar
Kingston, WA
Admin
Forum Posts: 10641
Member Since:
April 15, 2005
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
15
December 31, 2022 - 3:17 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

I would pay very good $$$ for an original 1913 box of .45 ACP Ball ammo to display with this gun in my collection…

Colt-1911-Factory-Letter.jpgImage EnlargerCropped-DSCN1412.jpgImage EnlargerCropped-DSCN1413.jpgImage EnlargerCropped-DSCN1414.jpgImage EnlargerCropped-DSCN1417.jpgImage EnlargerCropped-DSCN1418.jpgImage EnlargerCropped-DSCN1418-1.jpgImage EnlargerCropped-DSCN1420.jpgImage EnlargerCropped-DSCN1421.jpgImage EnlargerCropped-DSCN1422.jpgImage Enlarger

WACA 6571L, Historian & Board of Director Member
High-walls-1-002-C-reduced2.jpg

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 542
Member Since:
February 17, 2022
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
16
December 31, 2022 - 2:27 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Bert that is a dandy 1911! Being a Marine I love them. 

Avatar
Location: 32000' +
Moderator
Moderator
Forum Posts: 2089
Member Since:
July 17, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
17
December 31, 2022 - 2:55 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

Here you go, plenty of boxes for everyone!

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/951093003

Works out to $160/box and you get the original crate for free.

Best Regards,

WACA Life Member #6284 - Specializing in Pre-64 Winchester .22 Rimfire

http://rimfirepublications.com/  

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 4108
Member Since:
November 19, 2006
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
18
December 31, 2022 - 4:32 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

JWA said
Here you go, plenty of boxes for everyone!

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/951093003

Works out to $160/box and you get the original crate for free.

Best Regards,

  

I love it!  True, “plenty of boxes for everyone” but…. that full case would sure look nice matched up with just one pistol ….  LaughCoolWinkWink

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 2297
Member Since:
December 31, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
19
December 31, 2022 - 5:19 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

JWA said
Here you go, plenty of boxes for everyone!

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/951093003

Works out to $160/box and you get the original crate for free.

Best Regards,

  

Tell you what. You buy the crate, and I will trade you out of a box.LaughLaughLaugh Larry

Avatar
Kingston, WA
Admin
Forum Posts: 10641
Member Since:
April 15, 2005
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
20
December 31, 2022 - 5:19 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

oldcrankyyankee said
Bert that is a dandy 1911! Being a Marine I love them. 

  

Being a Retired U.S. Navy Submariner, I absolutely needed to add that pistol to my collection.  The U.S. Navy Submarine Fleet was the last military service branch & unit to turn in their 1911A1 pistols for the Berretta M9 pistols.  I carried a Colt 1911A1 all the way up to the year 1993.  Today, I have one of them in the nightstand, another in my truck, and this old Colt 1911 stays locked up in my gun safe until I take it out for show & tell.  I last fired it in August of 2013 (on its 100th birthday) and shot a full box of WW II production ball ammo through it.  The way I see it, no better service pistol has ever been made!

Bert – A JMB Disciple!

WACA 6571L, Historian & Board of Director Member
High-walls-1-002-C-reduced2.jpg

Forum Timezone: UTC 0
Most Users Ever Online: 778
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
clarence: 6168
TXGunNut: 4889
Chuck: 4528
1873man: 4270
steve004: 4108
Big Larry: 2297
twobit: 2284
TR: 1699
mrcvs: 1673
Forum Stats:
Groups: 1
Forums: 17
Topics: 12526
Posts: 108827

 

Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1731
Members: 8738
Moderators: 4
Admins: 3
Navigation