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Help on Identifying 30-06 Brass Manufacture

Ivan9686Ivan9686 Member Posts: 38 ✭✭
I just picked up some range brass and I don't recognize the head stamp on some. Can someone help with the following and which are military rounds with crimped primers?

HXP
FC
TW
K
LKA

Thanks

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  • charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 7,348 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Good visual inspection will tell you which primers are crimped. The usual style is a full ring, there are some that use 3 dashes at about 120 degree spacing.

    I hand deprime with a punch and a base those crimped primers and ream the crimp with a lyman hand tool. A clip blade pocket knife will work if you are careful. There are primer pocket swages that work in your press, some are better designed/working than others.

    I think FC are federal and TW is twin city

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headstamp
  • 375H&H375H&H Member Posts: 1,545 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    HXP = Greek Powder & Cartridge Company, Athens, Greece

    FC = Departmento de la Industrial Militar, Mexico City, Mexico OR
    Federal Cartridge Corp., Anoka, MN 55303 OR
    Prvi Partizan, Titovo, Uzice 31000, Yugoslavia

    TW = Twin Cities Ordnance Plant, Minneapolis, MN

    K = Karlsborg Arsenal, Karlsborg, Sweden OR
    Kirkee Arsenal, Poona-3, Kirkee, India OR

    Kynoch Factories, Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd.,
    Birmingham, England OR

    Probably Kaunas Arsenal, Kaunas, Lithuania

    LKA = ( nothing listed for this marking )

    http://cartridgecollectors.org/?page=headstampcodes
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