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    T W 54 AP M2 Ammo Corrosive?

    Gentleman just as the title asks. I have a partial bandoleer of T W 54 AP M2 that I have no idea where it came from or when I got it. This isn't something I would have purchased as I only recently bought a Garandicon. I found this at the very back of my ammo locker. It seems to be very clean and well stored with no round corrosion or rust on the clips.

    Now where I worked I was known as a firearms enthusiast and shooter so when a guys dad or uncle or so forth would pass away I was generally gifted with whatever they had laying around after the estate was dispersed. I can only assume this is one such item.

    Back to the questions at hand,
    Is this ammo corrosively primed?
    This is armor piercing ammo?
    What manufacturer is T W?
    Am I correct guessing this was made in 1954?
    I assume it's Garand safe as it's id'd as M2?

    Thanks in advance for any responses.
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    No - n/c after 2-52 at TW.
    Yes, black tip is AP.
    Twin Cities Army Ordnance Plant, MN.
    Yes.
    Yes... IMHO.


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    Yes, black tip is armor piercing. Headstamp is Twin Cities, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_C...munition_Plant . Yes, year of manufacture is 1954. As I understand it, the greatest amount of rifle ammo issued for the M1icon rifles in Korean conflict was AP. They discovered it carried better to target and was more accurate. Here's a thread from CMPicon reference your question about corrosive primers from TW. Armor Piercing Ammunition from CMP [Archive] - CMP Forums
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    Thank you Tom and Jim. I'll try this stuff out to see how it does next range trip.


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