While you're id ing ammo I was given these steel cased .45s recently. Some are head-stamped EC 43 and some say ECS 43. What would be a good way to clean them up and preserve them?
This ammo was made at the US Army's Evansville, Indiana ammunition plant in 1943 and '45. The plant was being run by Chrysler at the time. As you can tell, it has steel cases. It was used mostly for training stateside. The ball ammo issued for combat had brass cases and clean burning smokeless powder. As far as care goes, I'd just store it in the same temperature and humidity controlled environment that you use for guns.
Evansville rounds made in 1944 have just a single 4 on the case because Chrysler didn't bother to make a die to stamp the second 4. This ammunition was produced up to the early 1950s.
Edited by TSMGguy, 15 April 2019 - 10:31 AM.