Accession Number:

ADA954954

Title:

Analysis of Caliber .45 M1911 Pistol Ball Ammunition Submitted by Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

WATERTOWN ARSENAL LABS MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1945-04-27

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Chemical analysis of the lead cores and hardness and thickness measurements of the jacket components and lead cores of five caliber .45 M1911 pistol ball projectiles indicate that four of the projectiles are similar. The lead core of one projectile is more highly alloyed and consequently hardner than the others. Slightly lower ballistic limits against helmet and body armor steel are expected from bullets similar to the harder one.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE