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Thread: A few more old bullets from the border... Bullet Identification...

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    A few more old bullets from the border... Bullet Identification...

    I know that the bullet is .45 "Frankfort Arsenal" from an army colt revolver but I haven't encountered one with just one number on it yet... It Says "30" assuming 1930.

    Second is just a case thats has "RA 6 5" and I know that it stands for Remington Arms but I'm guessing the 6 5 means June 1905...Does that mean it was just shot by a civilian and is really old... Is that date at all>? Kind of a nube with the bullets. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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    The one is from 1930, for sure, the other I think might be a 1965. If it were June 1905, there would be a "0" before the "5". If those were found nearby it was probably just someone target practicing with some surplus ammo.
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    They stopped putting the month on the bottom around World War I. 1917 and up do not have have the month on them, or at least Ive never seen any with the month still on them after 1916.

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    Thanks Old Pueblo, always got my back with the information. Yeah had a hunch with the RA case that it wasn't to old.

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    You're welcome. And I wouldn't throw them away. If they have a date on them they were made for use by the military. Ammo made for civilian use do not seem to have dates on them.

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    I think you will find that RA stands for Rock Island Arsenal.
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    Due to the high price of ammunition there will be no warning shot.

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    Also looks like .45 ACP. The model 1911 Colt wasn't manufactured until 1911, so I think that dates your cartridge 1965. Just a giant SWAG on my part.
    Due to the high price of ammunition there will be no warning shot.

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    .45 ACP was designed in 1905, for Colts Model 1905 pistol which was kind of the middle of the line that would end up with the 1911 pistol. It was basically a bigger version of the Colt 1902 pistol, which was chambered for .38 ACP. So no .45 ACP can predate 1905, but it wouldn't have been a very common round to find for some time after it's initial release, since it took some time to get to market, especially out in rural areas.... So outside of military shooting ranges it's a fairly safe bet that any .45 ACP you find in the ground will be around 1907 at the earliest. Just something to keep in mind when you find civilian cartridges, since the military ammo will be date marked.
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    R A in this case is Remington Arms. rock Island Arsenal NEVER made ammunition.
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