Was a " different time " then.

Ben

Moderator
Staff member
7 years before I was born.

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Joshua

Taco Aficionado/Salish Sea Pirate/Part-Time Dragon
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My dad was 3 years old in 43’. He remembers when Roosevelt died in 45’. He was laying on the carpet playing with his toy trucks, the radio was on, he looked up and both his mom and grandmother were crying after just hearing the news.
 

RicinYakima

High Steppes of Eastern Washington
Denver had a reputation of making very good brass, and loading good ammunition. Most of it went to aircraft machineguns, and lesser quality to land machineguns. The poorest quality, as good as most makers, for training at posts in Texas and the west.

FWIW, an older shooter told me that Denver was a brand new plant with all new equipment and few trained workers. So the production line ran very slowly for the first couple of years. Remington, on the other hand, made all .30/06 at Kings Mill, OH, in the old Peters plant. They dug out the old equipment that was worn out in WW1, repaired and used it. Needless to say, most of it was used for training ammo.
 

RBHarter

West Central AR
Dad was 3 , Mom was -1 and change .
I shot a little of Lake City's of that era , fondled some belted 50 BMG of that era that spent the war in Honolulu and the next 50 years in the desert . 1919 M2 belted , ball , PIT , ball , AP , tracer , ball , EP . Not linked , belted .
 

462

California's Central Coast Amid The Insanity
One range session, three geezers were shooting Garands and asked if I wanted their spent brass -- DEN 42.

As a kid I tried to disassemble some 50 cal Aircraft rounds. Dang those were big.
Surreptitiously disassembled a 20 mm round, one nightshift on the flightline. Man, that case must've held a half-pound of ball powder! Memory says a round of 20 mm HEI weighed 15-ounces.
 

RBHarter

West Central AR
At some point I read that all of that H4831 that was canned into the 70s in WWII surplus printed cans was from the cancelled 20mm cannon contract at the end of the war .

It was either American Rifleman or Hand Loader discussion about the 4831s and the DuPont/IMR being just slower due to it being made from "reverse chemistry" 5 yr old samples . Pre war , it was noted , IMR 4350 was the slowest generally available powder .
 

glassparman

"OK, OK, I'm going as fast as I don't want to go!"
My father was born in '32. Sadly he passed just a bit younger than I am now. He was almost 58.

He loved to collect all the WWII Milsurp .30-06.

I have a bit on display and would never shoot it because of its historical value.

Yep, I was manufactured in '63. I'm just a pup!
 

fiver

Well-Known Member
that Den 42 and 43 stuff makes awesome 7.65 argie brass.
I got some TZZ later stuff that weighs maybe 1.5 grain +/- apart over 500 cases.
I have about 300 of them bagged up that all weigh the same and I haven't done anything to them yet.
 

CWLONGSHOT

Residing in New England
that Den 42 and 43 stuff makes awesome 7.65 argie brass.
I got some TZZ later stuff that weighs maybe 1.5 grain +/- apart over 500 cases.
I have about 300 of them bagged up that all weigh the same and I haven't done anything to them yet.
THATS EXACTLY WHAT i did with my last batch!!! ;) :D :p