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LarryW
08-19-2010, 07:23
Just bought a Springfield 1903 from a mechanic friend. He also has a spam-can (unopened) of .30 Cal Ball. Anyone interested pls PM. The can is labeled:

"192 CARTRIDGES
CAL .30 BALL M2
8 RD CLIPS
BANDOLIERS
LOT HXP4070-78"

There's no mention of this being Greek manufactured, but I'm not an expert on that. CMP lists the Greek LOT at $96/spam-can, but I'm not convinced it's Greek ammo.

Thanks in advance for comments.

HOLLiS
08-19-2010, 11:02
There is also Korean Manufactured ammo like that (mine have Korean markings on the can). Greek is really good stuff from the CMP shooters that I have talked too. Some fell it is better than LC. I have some Greek, good stuff.

Streck-Fu
08-19-2010, 15:57
I think the HXP is Greek.

Snaquebite
08-19-2010, 17:11
I think the HXP is Greek.

Correct

mojaveman
08-19-2010, 20:34
Congradulations on the Springfield buy. They are an American classic. If it's a low serial number M1903 and not an A3 you might want to check your numbers to make sure it's safe to shoot.

LarryW
08-19-2010, 23:00
Good suggestion, mojaveman, and I intend to do that before I take it to the range. Serial number is low (235188). I found a forum with a detailed article re: 1903 receiver failures. (http://m1903.com/03rcvrfail/) Also found what appears to be a good forum re: firearms in general and Springfields in particular (http://www.jouster.com).