9mm case identification

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by chubcobear, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. chubcobear

    chubcobear New Member

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    Jan 30, 2009
    Central Arkansas
    Like many reloaders, I like to separate cases. I am finding many cases (my range lets me pick up spent brass) that are marked "FC". I know that 3 manufacturers (maybe more) mark their cases "FC" : Mexico, Yugoslavia and Federal USA. Some cases have just "FC" and some have ".FC.". Does anyone know which is which? Which one is Federal USA? Just curious, they all load up OK so far.
     
  2. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    I don't think I've seen any Federal brass with periods. Just FC.

    I also don't think I've seen any Yugo brass that was boxer primed.
     

  3. chubcobear

    chubcobear New Member

    131
    Jan 30, 2009
    Central Arkansas
    So OK, "FC" is Federal USA. Any idea who is ".FC."? Mexico or Yugo or....?
     
  4. chubcobear

    chubcobear New Member

    131
    Jan 30, 2009
    Central Arkansas
    This question was answered on another forum. ".FC." and "FC" case markings are the same company, i.e., Federal. FC are made in Minnesota plant and .FC. are made in Idaho plant. It is said that .FC. plant in Idaho has a large contract with Walmart and you will see that case mark on Federal ammo sold there.
     
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