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    .303 AMMUNITION CAN

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    Post by zekehp on Sun May 31, 2015 4:36 pm

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    I have had this for years. 6 1/4" x 4 1/4" x 7 3/4" and approx 6 lbs. Stamped CANCO in an oval on the bottom. Any ideas as to what it would be used for? Lee Enfield, Bren Gun, RCAF Browning. Please advise. Thanks. Mike.
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    Post by zekehp on Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:09 am

    Anyone?
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    Post by 2ndAIF on Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:58 am

    Why don't you open it up and see? :) Just kidding, not something I have ever seen before either mate, although it does seem odd to go to all the trouble of sealing only 32 cartridges into a can.
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    Post by edstorey on Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:54 am

    Tropical packaging.
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    Post by 48th on Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:51 am

    I have seen this can, it is fairly heavy. There is no way there is only 32 cartridges in it. I think it could read 132??
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    Post by zekehp on Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:58 pm

    Yes I do believe it is 132. Why such an odd number? Any ideas?
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    Post by Tankermike on Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:44 pm

    Probably because that is how many rounds fits in this can, then this can fits in a ammo box, then that box fits in a ammo crate.
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    Post by edstorey on Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:28 pm

    The exterior container for tropical packaging is a metal box H-50-C in which is contained two internal plywood boxes H51 Mk I.

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