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Picked these up with a variety of other items, my research is saying they are from training rounds does anybody know where I can track the lot numbers to try and date these items?  
LOT MA-81A029-004  

 

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Does the lot number on the crate match the one on the tubes? There would be a date on the crate, typically lower left corner.   

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The Dodic code C520 is ( as inked) a 105mm Target Practice Discarding Sabot with tracer. The fastest projectile in the world, traveling 5,000 FPS. The date of manufacture is definitely 1981, not 100 percent sure if “A” is the month January ( I do know naval ordnance uses capital letters for month). Nice tubes, a complete round to fill them runs about $400-700 IF you can ever find them. A guy on GB sells the steel training projectiles only for about $50. 1DEA69C2-3C7D-4F48-8592-3EDFE267DE04.png.03ef257952daf2220900d9689c16f689.png84E9063B-CED1-45D0-88DA-62FA88D9A549.png.ae34f79dc334ede0fa8b86a5b52221c2.png

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More, confirmed: MA is Milan Arsenal, TN.” 81A” manufactured 1981, January.” 029- xxx “ are  intermix and batch numbers. The coding system has changed three to four times since 1967, coding today has 13-16 letters/ numbers. Thanks for posting, I was rusty.

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Usmc2004
15 hours ago, 917601 said:

More, confirmed: MA is Milan Arsenal, TN.” 81A” manufactured 1981, January.” 029- xxx “ are  intermix and batch numbers. The coding system has changed three to four times since 1967, coding today has 13-16 letters/ numbers. Thanks for posting, I was rusty.


 

Thanks for the info and the link, that is exactly what I was looking for! I don’t really collect ordnance items so these will most likely be getting a new home in the near future. 

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