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Caliber .45 ammunition

Caliber .45 ammunition consists of ball cartridges, blank cartridges, dummy cartridges, high-pressure test cartridges, and tracer cartridges. In common with all other small-arms ammunition, caliber .45 cartridges are identified by the marking on the packing boxes and cartons and by the identification card. These include the type, caliber, model, manufacturer's symbol, and ammunition lot number.

Packing data

Ball,
M1911
Tracer,
M1
Dummy,
M1
High
pressure,
test
Blank, revolver, M1
Cartidges per carton 20 20 20 20 24
Cartons per box 100 100 100 100 240
Total rounds per box 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 5,760
Weights of box and carton 110 103 105 110 135
Dimensions of box 16 7/16 X 12 11/16 X 7 5/8 18 7/16 X 9 7/16 X 14 13/16
Area of box 1.45 sq. ft. 1.21 sq. ft.
Volume of box 0.92 cu. ft. 1.49 cu. ft.







Component parts

Component
parts
Ball, M1 Tracer, M1 Dummy,
M1921
High-pressure
test
Blank, revolver, M1
Cartidge
Case
Brass Brass Tinned brass. Brass Brass
Bullet jacket Gilding
metal
Gilding
metal
Gilding
metal
Gilding
metal
Bullet slug {39 lead
{1 antimony
39 lead
1 antimony
39 lead
1 antimony
39 lead
1 antimony
Primer cup Gilding
metal
Gilding
metal
None Gilding
metal
Gilding
metal
Primer anvil Brass Brass None Brass Brass
Primer disk Paper Paper None Paper Paper
Primer pel-
let
F.A. 70 F.A. 70 None F.A. 70 F.A. 70
Propellent
powder.
Smokeless
powder.
Smokeless
powder.
None Smokeless
powder.
Smokeless
powder.
Wad None None Paper

Component weights

Caliber .45 Weight of com-
plete cartridge
Weight of bullet Weight of jacket Weight of slug Weight of tracer
composition
Weight of primer Weight of propel-
lent powder
Weight of car-
tridge case.
Ball, M1911 327 234 37 197 4.524 5. 87
Ball, M1911 325 234 37 197 4.522 5. 87
Tracer, M1 303 195 75 100 Igniter com-
position 20.
4.524 5. 87
Blank, revolver, M1 123 (1) 4.524 6. 120
High-pressure test,
M1.
327 234 37 197 4.524 7. 87
Dummy, M1921 313 234 37 197 87
Dummy, M1921 318 234 37 197 4.11 85.5


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