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    Default 30 caliber with military crimps

    found some 30 cal m 1 carbine cases [IMG][/IMG] with crimps.. never saw this before can you tell where they are from?

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    A bunch is Lake City Arsenal. All the ones with an LC/date head-stamp.

    SLC stamps - not sure; SL + date would be Saint Louis Ordnance Plant.

    SBMC 30 Carbine? Dunno, commercial I think, but not sure who. Though the crimp suggests military contract.

    WMN 762x33 59 - suspect some foreign maker, but not sure which one
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    SBMC is Squires Bingham in the Philippines and it is uncrimped, NWM is from the Netherlands. "SLC" is "L C 5" for Lake City 1955 production.

    Those are not primer crimps. It looks like the base of the primers are broken off, leaving a ring of left over primer material. Primers probably corroded in place and the ends popped off when being de-capped. .30 carbine does not generally have primer crimps.

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    thanks devil dog.. that makes sense

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