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amno crate identification needed

Discussion in 'Uniforms, Personal Gear (Kit) and Accessories' started by Skipper, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    Who can help me to identify the following iron crate? It looks British or maybe American WW2 or possibly WWI.

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    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    You are correct Martin, I had another confirmation via PM and can tell you this is the 1942 version for cal 50 M-17 rounds.

    This is an early war version . After the war it served as a tool box.
     
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    Another nice find, Skipper ! :) 3 Euros....? :p
     
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    I have passed by a lot of those!!!! Mostly filled with nuts and bolts or broken bits, Never gave them a second look, DOH!!!!!!
     
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    Actually 8 Euros. It's the very first one I see here in France. I bought it blind , due to the olive drap inside and the web handlebar. Glad my instinct was right.
    I suppose they are more common in the U.S. but still harder to find than the late war versions
     
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    Dang - I was 5 Euros out...... :rolleyes: ( ;) )
     

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