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    Re: Ammo boxes

    Post by Jonhno on Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:47 am

    a recent find, H51 MK1 ammo box (stamped into base) also what appears to be 45 date and maker mark, C broad arrow stamp on the side too, not sure about the stencil if it was used for another purpose postwar?

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    Post by edstorey on Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:25 am

    A nice find! Ammox boxes always seem get repurposed by the military as they are handy for so many tasks, so it is not uncommon to see them with markings that may not reflect their original contents.

    Who was the manufacturer of your box?

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    Re: Ammo boxes

    Post by Jonhno on Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:53 am

    hello Ed, its SMCo or (appears to be), any thoughts maybe as to the maker?

    I actually found a maker on the Boys magazine tin also which is CDL

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    Re: Ammo boxes

    Post by blackwatch on Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:32 pm

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

    These are charge containers 105 mm modern Swiss .

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    Re: Ammo boxes

    Post by Jonhno on Sun May 08, 2016 10:28 am

    picked up this Boys magazine tin this morning, I like the hand? painted C broad arrow, maker M-H




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    Re: Ammo boxes

    Post by mk1rceme on Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:00 pm

    Two pounder ammo can. Took me a while to figure out what it was. Bought as a ration container. Inserts that held the cartridges are gone unfortunately.








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    Post by edstorey on Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:55 pm

    I have one of these items and I have not been able to identify it. What documentation do you have that confirms it was for 2-Pdr ammunition?

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    Re: Ammo boxes

    Post by mk1rceme on Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:23 pm

    I found a discussion on the MLU forum....I'll see if I can find it.


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    Re: Ammo boxes

    Post by mk1rceme on Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:24 pm

    http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/showthread.php?t=15025


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    Post by edstorey on Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:34 pm

    An interesting discussion, but no substantial proof was provided in the text. The system employed by the British and Canadians for supplying ammunition involved a series of containers and labels that were all identified with number codes such as for example B116 metal 3-Inch Mortar Bomb boxes or H29 wooden Small Arms Ammunition crates. If this metal container is for 2-Pdr ammunitions, then why does it not follow this system and have the box type code embossed on it when the other containers do?

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    Re: Ammo boxes

    Post by mk1rceme on Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:40 am

    True, I guess the only way to find out is to ask the members discussing the item in question. In a separate thread there it shows the box/can with the 2 pounder tube inserts, but now I can't find it. Also showed how the ammo cans were stored. It is the only reference to these that I have ever found.


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    Re: Ammo boxes

    Post by Infanteer on Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:19 pm

    Apparently two of these 8 round tins were inside a 16 round box that was embossed C 207. If these 8 round tins were a part of the interior packaging would they still have a type code embossed? Were the cardboard tubes that each individual round was packaged in identified with a code as well?

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    Post by edstorey on Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:25 am

    Yes, both the C198 and C207 wooden boxes held 16 rounds in two No. 9 containers. Good question if the interior containers were embossed. Yes, the cardboard tubes were each identified with a code as well. If the interior containers were not embossed, then the key is finding an image that illustrates the interior No. 9 container.

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    Re: Ammo boxes

    Post by Infanteer on Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:33 pm

    I've been trying to find a photo of a 2 pdr gun in action hoping to see the ammo packaging but haven't been successful so far. It's just a matter of time I'm sure.

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