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    Post by edstorey Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:25 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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    Post by Jonhno Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:53 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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    Post by blackwatch Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:32 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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    Post by Jonhno Sun May 08, 2016 9:28 am

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

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    Post by mk1rceme Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:00 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 Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:55 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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    Post by mk1rceme Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:23 pm

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


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    Post by mk1rceme Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:24 pm

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


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    Post by edstorey Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:34 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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    Post by mk1rceme Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:40 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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    Post by Infanteer Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:19 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 Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:25 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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    Post by Infanteer Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:33 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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    Post by Chuck Biscuits Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:38 pm

    I have one of these as well that i was gonna post to see if anyone knew what it was..did anyone ever confirm that its a 2 Pounder ammo can?Ammo boxes - Page 2 Img_2069
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    Post by LSR Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:04 am

    PIAT 1944 B166
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    Post by mk1rceme Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:20 am

    Nice!


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    Post by Infanteer Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:53 pm

    Wanted one of these and searched for many years and not too long ago these finally presented themselves. These are going to be expensive to fill...


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    Post by LSR Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:10 pm

    Now that is something you do not encounter every day, very nice items!!
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    Post by Infanteer Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:37 pm

    Best part is that they weren’t painted post war. Most of the Canadian boxes I have seen were painted for use with dummy grenades.
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    Post by BC Canada Sun Mar 13, 2022 12:53 am

    I found this box for sale today.

    I found it very interesting considering the use of .303 with Browning links and 500 round belts

    Any ideas when it would be from and for?


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    Post by LSR Tue Mar 15, 2022 3:55 am

    Airplane use I think.
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    Post by LSR Tue Mar 15, 2022 3:58 am

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    I recently purchased this one, the previous owner found in the seventies in some barn in Normandy.


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