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Thread: LC M2 Ball Year Mfg. vs. Lot Number

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    Sep 2009

    Default LC M2 Ball Year Mfg. vs. Lot Number

    I am curious to know if anyone has information correlating the lot numbers of Lake City M2 ball manufacture with year of production. I have acquired a spam can of LC M2 ball with a lot number of 39416 (192 rounds in bandoliers).
    I am curious as to the date of manufacture. I have cans of LC 1966 in 20 round boxes that have a lot number in the 42000 range. I assume the lower lot number on the spam can indicates an earlier production date - but how much earlier I don't know. Any help would be much appreciated.
    Thank you for any information.

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    Aug 2009

    Default There should be a "Mfgd Date" on the can. but

    really don't have any Lot numbers to reference.

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    Aug 2009
    Loveland, Ohio


    Only way to know is to open it up and check headstamp.
    "Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas"
    Jeff Cooper

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