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Catalog Number 2000.021.004
Description .50 Caliber Ball Bullet, 1944. Brown metal bullet that is cylindrical in shape. The bottom slightly narrows to a finished bottom with an indented circular ring. At top the body narrows to a point. and ends with a finished edge. The bullet was manufactured at the Des Moines Ordinance Plant in Iowa.
Object Name Bullet
Collection 3D - Armaments
Title .50 Caliber Ball Bullet, 1944
Date 1944
Creator Des Moines Ordnance Plant, Ankeny, Iowa
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text None.
Provenance From WWII (Navy).
Notes "The Des Moines Ordnance Plant and rifle range testing area were built on 4442 acres of land
just south of Ankeny. The land had been acquired from previous owners therefore becoming government property..." [ 8/4/2015]

"The Browning M2 machine gun was the most widely used weapon on the American bomber and fighter planes of WWII. Due to the high demand of ammunition for this gun, many companies began producing the .50 caliber round to keep the supply available..." [ 8/4/2015]
Dimensions H-2.375 W-0.5 D-0.5 inches
Search Terms Bullets
World War II
World War Two
Subjects Bullets
Machine guns
World War II