1930’s Frankford Arsenal 45 ACP Signaling Cartridge Box with some original Cartridge’s, This is a very unusual box and is labeled – 20 CARTRIDGES, SIGNAL, RED, CAL. .45 BULLET SIGNAL (RED) CALIBER .456 (T1E14) FOR COLT A. P. AND GUN, SUBMACHINE, THOMPSON AMUMUNITION LOT FA 15 FRANKFORD ARSENAL. These were originally produced in 1912 for the Signal Corps then by the mid 1920’s they were requested by both the Cavalry and the Coast Guard and then in 1939 were standardized as the M1 Tracer Cartridge – which shared the same projectile (T1E14). By WW2, the Tracer was more of a training aid instead of a Signaling Device, the Military had moved onto large projectiles for signaling.
Excellent condition box with about half of the original Cartridges remaining, Head Stamped FA 34, shrink wrapped to preserve the box.