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Old 02-07-2008, 04:54 PM   #1
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This is a list of the different U.S WWII government owned small arms ammo plants during WWII. It list the 14 plants with the plant names and contractors, what wave they were involved with, [there were 5 waves] when the plant started construction, production time frame, what they produced and the head stamps.

The 14th plant, Kenosha, of Kenosha, WI., which was to be the Simmons Bed Co. never opened.

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Old 04-05-2008, 12:57 PM   #2
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Howdy folks,

Mr. Papabear, I will throw this question primarily at you sir, since this is your room. I just realized that I at least used to have a goverment manual I was given, that showed the production information for various military calibers. Primarily I used it as a reference when I found a deal of military surplus .30-06 ammo. Among other info, it indicated whether or not that headstamp used corrosive or non-corrosive primers.

If there would be any interest in posting that information in the various calibers I could locate in the manual, or at least .30-06, .45acp, etc., I would be happy to see if I can still located that data.

Let me know sir if you think that would be of use to you folks. Of course I may well be offering to try to find something that the average collector already has 5 copies of too, lol. So you will not be stepping on my toes at all if this is something you folks already know all about.

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That would be a welcomed addition to this thread and thanks for your offering to post it. I understand that sometimes the finding of such info is difficult at best even though we with good intentions store it in a place so it will be easy to find or won't get lost. My information here is fairly basic, and I compiled the info for it years ago but only recently found it. So any additional info of this type is cordially welcomed.

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Old 04-06-2008, 12:12 PM   #4
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Let's see. 30-06, .45 acp and .50 caliber browning. Did we really need anything more?

Thanks papabear for the thread. It is really educational!


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I don't know where this was originally and had to guess so I put it here. When it was reported, apparently it moved the thread from wherever it was. If you wish to move it, no problem.

I think this thread may have been archived. I don't know but that would explain why there was no reply.

If I possibly can I'm going to re-archive it wherever I have to in order get rid of the "reported post" notification that will not go away unless it's done.

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