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#1 LtRGFRANK

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 09:56 AM

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Just recieved this box from a friend. Is this 30-06 or 308 for an m-60 that came in those cardboard cartons

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 09:57 AM

IMO M2 is the standard .30-06 Ball Ammo of WW2 vintage...

Crate looks like a WW2 manufacture too

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 10:04 AM

Thanks Johan. Your fast. What do they mean by cartons. I thought everything WWII came in metal ammo cans. Robert

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 10:09 AM

Ammo came packed in either Cartons (loose cartridges) or on clips in bandoleers, packed in these wooden crates...

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 10:11 AM

I believe the MG use only marking to be applied after WW2..

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 10:17 AM

DUH to me. 20 round cartons. I always call them boxes. Thanks again Johan

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 04:45 AM

LtRGFRANK, yours is a WWII ammo box. Later boxes, first introduced around 1944, were different in many ways (size, markings, etc.).

Grading cal. .30 ammo for MG use (Air or Ground), or Rifle, was already in use back then.

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 07:17 AM

LtRGFRANK, yours is a WWII ammo box. Later boxes, first introduced around 1944, were different in many ways (size, markings, etc.).

Grading cal. .30 ammo for MG use (Air or Ground), or Rifle, was already in use back then.

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I have just received an ammo crate as a gift from the Denver Depot that is a most remarkable specimen of a wooden crate. It is dated 5 - 44 and is as if it was made yesterday. The basic marking is "1200 cartrides cal.45 in cartons". It is packed with two metal tins, same date, each containing twelve 50 round boxes of steel jacketed ball ammo (dated 42). This box will be illustrated in Vol I, The Heroes In Our Midst. Hope this helps. Jack Angolia


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