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Cal .30 Ammo Crate Markings


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FTLewisBrat

Picked up this (unfortunately empty) Korean War era ammo crate today.  I think I've got a pretty good grasp on all the markings except for the "TAEKL".  I looked around but haven't been able to come up with anything... Does anyone know what that designation means?

 

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Taber10

TAEKL is the "Ammunition Identification Code" used from the end of WWII until about 1954.  It was intended to simplify the procurement system, in that only the five digit alpha numeric AIC needed to be transmitted for requisitioning more ammo.  Each digit identified something specific, including caliber, type, packaging, etc. "T" indicated small arms ammunition. The second alpha was numeric also, converting from (I think) one to the other sometime in early fifties.  Searching AIC will give you a more complete listing.

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FTLewisBrat

Thanks"Ammunition Identification Code" is the Google phrase I needed... searching TAEKL did me no good.

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ccyooper

Not familiar with that AIC but API isn’t that common. The ammo is dated 1953 as one of the dealers was selling some of the stuff a few years ago. 

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