WW2 .45 ammo question
Hello To all
I just got a box of 45acp that is dated 1943 and the casings are made of steel.
My question is, What year did they start making the casings in steel?
02-02-2012 10:45 AM
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I believe 1942 was the first year. The Chrysler plant in Evansville, Indiana made over 3 billion cartridges from late June 1942 to April 20, 1944.
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The first steel cased .45 ACP ammo was made late in 1942. In 1943 the 1˘ "penny" was also made of steel, which like the ammo had a zinc coating to prevent it from rusting.