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    Infanteer
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    Ammo boxes

    Post by Infanteer on Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:34 pm

    I have an affinity for ordnance and it's related ancillaries so I have a hard time passing by ammo boxes because they normally have interesting markings and a very military look.

    Here is a box for 20mm Hispano rounds that I picked up because of the large "lend/lease" decal.





    I just recently added another wood box for .303 rounds to the collection as well. One of the boxes is missing practically all of its original labels but it was constructed differently so I picked it up as a variation. I've been contemplating making repro labels to add to this box but I'm undecided because repro items normally leave me feeling less then satisfied...
    I came across one of these boxes at the Calgary easter gun show a couple of years ago that was in near pristine condition. Unfortunately the older gentleman behind the table was using it to store odds and ends and didn't want to part with it. I haven't come across too many of these boxes over the years and normally the paper labels are in poor condition. Anyone have any nice examples they can share photos of?







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    Ammuntion Boxes

    Post by edstorey on Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:06 am

    Nice boxes! What are their type numbers? Here are a couple of mine.

    The first is a C237 for 3.7in AA.



    The second is a B166 II for 3in Mortar Bombs.




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    Re: Ammo boxes

    Post by Infanteer on Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:36 pm

    Ed, those are two uncommon boxes you have there. I would love to find boxes for both 2 and 3 inch mortar bombs as well as one for Piat bombs.

    They are all H13 boxes, including the variant box made with dovetails. I have a few other metal boxes for 25 Pdr ammunition and anti-tank mines that I can share if anyone is interested.


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    Re: Ammo boxes

    Post by Jonhno on Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:01 pm

    yeah nice boxes, am always tempted to pick these up , but just dont have the space, wouldnt mind seeing more:2thup: 

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    Re: Ammo boxes

    Post by Michael Reintjes on Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:08 pm

    have some of these...will post some photos tomorrow..

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    Re: Ammo boxes

    Post by Michael Reintjes on Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:49 pm















    Tracer .303 A 1906 Ross ammo box (there were 8 or 9 of these bundled ammo packs in it) an AT Mine Box, and a German box that my 2 uncles picked up near Katwijk Holland in 1945 when employing German prisoners to do Mine clearance....

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    Re: Ammo boxes

    Post by Infanteer on Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:42 pm

    Great looking .303 box. I have one of those mine boxes as well. They seem to be rather common where I live and in fact I can think of two for sale right now.

    What I would really like to find is a solid example of the wood crate for 12 No36M Mills bombs. If anyone has one to part with or knows where I can find one please let me know.

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    G36 Boxes

    Post by edstorey on Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:32 pm

    I have seen one or two G36 Boxes lurking about, but they are not for sale.


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    Re: Ammo boxes

    Post by Infanteer on Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:48 pm

    Okay, don't rub it in Ed... we all you know you have one or two of everything Wink 

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    Two of Everything

    Post by edstorey on Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:17 am

    Only two of everything, I must be loosing my touch!

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    Re: Ammo boxes

    Post by Jonhno on Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:32 pm

    not quite an ammo box, but picked this up a while back
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    Re: Ammo boxes

    Post by Haplo on Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:23 pm

    Very nice boxes.
    Here are some of my collection.
    Only Commonwealth, but i have also some German ones.
    If ok i will post them also.

    25 Pr HE box.


    Box BL 5.5-inch Gun.


    Part of a Mills grenade box.

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    Re: Ammo boxes

    Post by Seaforth Highlander on Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:43 pm

    A minor point ... "Here is a box ... I picked up because of the large "lend/lease" decal." Technically it was Canada's own Mutual Aid Program (MAP) for stuff that Canada gave away, thus the word CANADA in English, Russian and Chinese.

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    Infanteer wrote:I have an affinity for ordnance and it's related ancillaries so I have a hard time passing by ammo boxes because they normally have interesting markings and a very military look.

    Here is a box for 20mm Hispano rounds that I picked up because of the large "lend/lease" decal.





    I just recently added another wood box for .303 rounds to the collection as well. One of the boxes is missing practically all of its original labels but it was constructed differently so I picked it up as a variation. I've been contemplating making repro labels to add to this box but I'm undecided because repro items normally leave me feeling less then satisfied...
    I came across one of these boxes at the Calgary easter gun show a couple of years ago that was in near pristine condition. Unfortunately the older gentleman behind the table was using it to store odds and ends and didn't want to part with it. I haven't come across too many of these boxes over the years and normally the paper labels are in poor condition. Anyone have any nice examples they can share photos of?







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    Re: Ammo boxes

    Post by Infanteer on Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:15 am

    Here is one of the several types of boxes I have for 25 Pdr ammunition. Not in the best condition (lid is quite corroded) but most of the markings are intact and the price was right. I like the red marking with the maple leaf.




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    Re: Ammo boxes

    Post by Infanteer on Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:23 am

    Seaforth Highlander wrote:Technically it was Canada's own Mutual Aid Program (MAP) for stuff that Canada gave away, thus the word CANADA in English, Russian and Chinese.

    Colin
    Yes, you are technically correct. Lend/lease was the American program. I will go to the chalk board and write "Canada = Mutual Aid, USA= Lend/lease" 100 times.... duh 

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    Re: Ammo boxes

    Post by Jonhno on Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:40 pm

    I picked up this Boys magazine tin and was interested to see in this thread that the Bren mag box is just a larger version, no marks on the tin that I can find, but perhaps on the rougher end , also missing a piece from inside oh and just has the stencil on the front.




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    Re: Ammo boxes

    Post by mk1rceme on Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:00 pm

    Two of mine...first is a standard wood box. Not quite sure what it held. The second is an EOD prepared box for(not sure why) drowning live ammo. Got this from RCR WO Glenn Peters along with a bunch of other neat stuff.





    The holes to take on water...taped up for storage use.






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    Re: Ammo boxes

    Post by Van doos on Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:04 am

    Two differents ammo box from my collection. The first one is for the PIAT Round and the second one is dated 1918 and is for the LEWIS GUN drum chargeurs.











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    Lewis Drum Box

    Post by edstorey on Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:36 pm

    That Lewis Drum Box is very nice!

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    Re: Ammo boxes

    Post by Van doos on Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:57 pm

    Thanks Ed!

    I found this boxe in a flee market 2 or 3 years ago. A paid 25$......

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    Re: Ammo boxes

    Post by qsamike on Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:27 pm

    Here is what I picked up this weekend at a Garage Sale.....

    The Jerry Can I know.....

    But what was in the other container and what country......

    Paid $10.00 for the two......

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    Re: Ammo boxes

    Post by 37patt on Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:03 pm

    The wicker container is German for carrying artillery shells. Are there any markings on the metal pieces? Very nice find.

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    Re: Ammo boxes

    Post by qsamike on Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:44 am

    37patt wrote:The wicker container is German for carrying artillery shells.  Are there any markings on the metal pieces?                   Very nice find.

    Good Morning......

    Sorry no other than what I have shown.....  There may be some on the tubes farther down but I am not going to take it apart as I am sure that you could appreciate.....

    You state German, is that modern German or WW2 ?????

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    Re: Ammo boxes

    Post by 37patt on Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:17 pm

    No, don't take it apart!! That would be all bad. I've seen pictures with dates and other marks on the outer pieces of metal on different style containers.

    It would be a WW II container. You may find three lower case letters (byf, eel) for example, stamped on it somewhere, leather strap, lids, etc. If you do, they can be cross referenced to the manufacturer.

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