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#1 2ad82recon

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 12:37 PM

Guys can anyone please post thier own collections or variations of 30 cal ammo cans and makers.

Just need to verify that some of mine are WW2 era and not later more modern types.

Thanks guys

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#2 Greg Robinson

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 12:48 PM

Only ammo can from WW2 that I own is the M1 made by CROWN

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 02:47 PM

Thanks Greg...yep that looks like a standard 30cal ammo tin. I have ones made by CANCO and REEVES but i also have one made by UNITED but it has a strange sprung loaded catch on the side...i wsa just wondering what this was for.

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 09:05 PM

Thanks Greg...yep that looks like a standard 30cal ammo tin. I have ones made by CANCO and REEVES but i also have one made by UNITED but it has a strange sprung loaded catch on the side...i wsa just wondering what this was for.

Regards

Lloyd


Since it has the catch on the side does it also have the hinge on the side? If so I think it is WW2. I don't think they used those side hinge cans after the war.

#5 2ad82recon

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 09:14 AM

Thanks Bilko..i will try to get some photos uploaded of it .

The clamp and latch assembly is made by M A Co and the markings and data are all standard WW2 looking ones.

The only "hinge" i can see is the lid hinge at the top of the can

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#6 Steve B.

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 11:50 AM

Lloyd-

This website might have the info you need: http://www.liberator...om/Ammocans.htm

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 12:31 PM

Thats the one Steve thanks...its the "latched can" for the M1917A1 tripod....

now what did one of those look like ?

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#8 Steve B.

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 02:54 PM

Lloyd-

That is the tripod for the M1917A1 water-cooled .30 cal. I'm sure a quick google search would give you more info thatn you wanted!

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#9 David Wheatley

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 01:14 PM

I picked up a 30 cal & 50 cal today:

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 01:33 PM

maker:

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#11 David Wheatley

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 01:34 PM

30 cal:

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 01:34 PM

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#13 David Wheatley

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 01:34 PM

Do these can I just posted have any value?

#14 Steve B.

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 10:44 PM

David-

In my experience, the cans you posted generally go in the $10-$25 range. The price range depends on the normal variables such as condition, manufacturer, markings, etc.

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 08:48 AM

the 50 cals a alittle harder to come by. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 08:54 AM

Here is one that was given to me last year. The donor's uncle was a machine-gunner on a landing craft in the Pacific.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:45 PM

Here's my 4, 2 are the style that attach to the 1917 tripod, the other 2 are the regular style.

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