Shell Casing ID

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by 74man, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. 74man

    74man New Member

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    Does anyone know, where I might find shell casing Identification tables? I was looking over some federal .223 55gr. and on the end of the shell it has .223 Rem with two other stamped numbers or letters. I also looked at some Speer .223 and it just has 4 letter and number stamps. I know there has to be a table or book where I can decipher these stamped codes, but I am not all that proficent at the PC World yet. If there is a book or something online, I would much appreciate any information as to where I can identify any shell casing I might run into. All answers will be taken and very much appreciated. Thanks again.
  2. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    Put "headstamps" into google or yahoosearch or dogpile or whoever you use. Several pages should come up.

    That Federal should have FC on it. Federal Cartridge.
  3. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    sounds like you got some Mil spec headstamps run under commercial mfg. FC does milspec, Winchester does milspec, LC is milspec etc...
  4. gschnarr

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  5. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    The link that gschnarr provided is a very good source, I have it in my "favorites" and have used it many times.
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