Re: Old US Army ammunition in case?
Looks to be a "turn of the century" US Army cartridge case - probably used from circa 1894 - 1910 or there abouts. The .30-06 cartridge was developed and issued in 1906 - but those cases were used for earlier cartridges also (.30-40 KRAG and .30-03 US). Later in the 19 teens, the cartridges (.30-06) were assembled on 5 shot stripper clips for ease of loading 5 rounds into the internal box mag of the Springfield Model 1903 rifle. This, of course, would require a different "pouch" type belt container. Nice find.
BTW - the cartridges in that case have the Winchester Repeating Arms headstamp on them and probably date from the 1920s.
Jim Hauff ~ H&R Collector In Memory of Bill Goforth and Jim Ritchie
Last edited by Jim Hauff; 07-24-2011 at 02:59 PM..
Reason: changed 1994 to 1884