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Old 11-02-2015, 06:40 AM   #1
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Just purchased a bandolier of M1 ammo. All are marked K 56. Checked out the ID page. Anyone got any ideas as to which of the 4 factory made them?
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Old 11-02-2015, 01:21 PM   #3
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Is it older surplus ammo? It could be that ”K" is the manufacturer and "56" is the year of production.

Edit: I just reread your post and figured out that you’d already surmised that it was one of the four "K" manufacturers. Sorry.

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Old 11-02-2015, 01:27 PM   #4
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Check it out:

ArizonaShooting.com ? View topic - .30-06 Headstamp

Looks like it might be Berdan-primed, possibly corrosive. I might fire one just to check out the primer...that could narrow it down for you. One round followed immediately by a patch or two shouldn't hurt anything.

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I would pull a bullet, pour out the powder and look at the flash hole.
I am not into corrosive ammo.
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