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Re: Contract casing question...
Posted by Tom Trevor on Saturday, 6 October 2012, at 11:30 p.m., in response to Re: Contract casing question..., posted by keogh on Saturday, 6 October 2012, at 11:08 p.m.
Keogh, The Frankford arsenal produced large ammounts of ammunition up until 1968. The contract ammunition makers were I believe simply an alternate in case a disaster such as the massive explosion that destroyed the arsenal during the civil war should again occur. Also note ammunition with just civilian headstamping [ UMC 4570 ]was purchased during the 45-70 rifle era by the government while Winchester supplied brass cased rounds with dates such as [ W 4 87 ] for its production runs. While Winchester did stop 45-70 production under Govt. contracts in 1892 they also produced 30-40 rounds for the Krag for many years.
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