WWII .50 Caliber Cartridge - Twin Cities




These World War II relics were fired from a U.S. fighter or bomber whose crew was preparing for combat, this .50 caliber Browning machine gun cartridge and link is a genuine piece of history.  These cartridges are head stamped with the year and Twin Cities ordinance plant from Arden Hills Minnesota.  Production of small arms ammunition began on March 9, 1942, and the plant remained in production for 42 months. Between 1942 and 1945. The work force reached its peak in July 1943, when employment totaled about 26,000 people, more than half of whom were women. Total World War II production exceeded 4 billion rounds; 2.2 billion rounds of .30 cal and 2 billion rounds of .50 cal cartridges. This cartridge will also come with a small history info sheet, describing the item along with the TW arsenal.


The .50 caliber machine gun was use on many aircraft.

Just a few were the P-51 Mustang, F-4U Corsair and the B-17 Flying Fortress.





THIS IS AN INERT CARTRIDGE!  The bullet was originally fired back in the 1940's, and the case was found on the battle field or old firing range. A separate original .50 cal projectile was added back into it for display purposes only.

Click HERE to watch a 1 minute video about 50. cal assembly in WWII.






We have them in various states of aging.  You can choose either patina blackened from binging outside on the desert floor for 75 years, brass toned that's aged from handling or polished up to look like new.  Your choice, just indicate on the order.




T W 42 = Twin Cities 1942

CLICK HERE to read about the Twin Cities Ordnance Plant, Arden Hills, MN

We only have a few of these in stock!

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