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Lexington police reloading ammunition, 1949

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Patrolman Wallace McMurray reloading amunition in the basement of the offices of the Lexington Police Department, June 7, 1949. Under a new program, all officers go through pistol practice and to reduce cost, McMurray is responsible for melting and casting bullets and re-loading and re-priming empty cartridge cases for the officers. The equipment he is using was recently purchased to keep up with the demand of the training. Published in the Lexington Leader June 8, 1949.

Patrolman Wallace McMurray reloaded ammunition in the Lexington Police Department basement on June 7, 1949. Under a new program, all officers went through pistol practice, and to reduce cost, McMurray was responsible for casting bullets, and reloading empty casings for the officers. The equipment he used was recently bought to keep up with the demand of the training. Click on the image for a close look at his work station and supplies. Published in the Lexington Leader on June 8, 1949.

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