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50 BMG Brass pick up west side of Oahu

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09 March 2020, 05:59
tsturm
50 BMG Brass pick up west side of Oahu
My son found this 50 BMG Brass while goat hunting the west side of Oahu a few years ago. I have been unable to identify the headstamp (I assume 1944) where was it made??
Any info is appreciated, I have looked on the interweb for hours with out any results.

Thanks!!

After more time on the web I wonder if the stamp/striker at the plant in Iowa was broken & that should be a D as in Des Moines?




09 March 2020, 08:23
tsturm
quote:
Originally posted by tsturm:
My son found this 50 BMG Brass while goat hunting the west side of Oahu a few years ago. I have been unable to identify the headstamp (I assume 1944) where was it made??
Any info is appreciated, I have looked on the interweb for hours with out any results.

Thanks!!

After more time on the web I wonder if the stamp/striker at the plant in Iowa was broken & that should be a D as in Des Moines?





Found one here that looks like the D is failing?



12 March 2020, 06:52
Bobster
Off the coast of SC at Myrtle Beach two years ago during beach re-nourishment a number of 1943 stamped 50 cal cases turned up on the beach when dredge material was pumped in. Also a few spent projectiles.
16 March 2020, 22:13
ZW
Yes,
Does Moines, Iowa is correct. 1944.
Zac