Originally Posted by beeks
After unloading about 150 rounds I now feel like a professional unloader. My Midsouth shooter supply store brand unloader worked real good. I left three rounds loaded. The first one is a Lake City round dated 69 that has a purple mark on the primer and case. I'm pretty sure this is a factory round safe for the M1. The other two say HXP 73. The cases don't show any signs of being fired and reloaded. Is there any way to know if these are factory rounds.
I was glad to see all but 13 rounds had the same bullets.
Be advised that even though those rounds, the LC and HXP, look ok, if they came from this same guy, you don't know what might have been done to them.
I would not shoot them. I have seen what looked like good military surplus and some factory ammo that has been fooled with. In light of the what you found with this other ammo, you have to ask yourself how lucky you feel.
I had a recent experience where a guy I knew needed to get rid of some .38 Special ammo because he was moving. He swore they were factory loads that he got from somebody who owed him money.
Because I knew him and knew he was not a reloader, I trusted him. Well, when I got the ammo home I decided to take a closer look.
Reloads, almost all of it. When I pulled the first few, the powder charges were all over the place. The fault was mine, not the guy I got the ammo from, he didn't know better, I should have.
On the bright side, at least I was smart enough to check and my flower garden got a good dose of fertilizer.