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#1 WS60

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 07:40 AM

I found ammunition can together with Vietnam War items. I hope, it's the same age can.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 07:41 AM

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#3 shtur

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:08 AM

Your ammo can is: Ball M2, with 8 round enbloc clips used in the M1 Garand rifle. The primary battle rifle for Vietnam was the M16.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:48 AM

The M1 Garand was used early in the war by the ARVIN and I've seen one in the hands of a SF Sgt. The M1 used M2 ammo which is what this can once held, so yes the can can be considered Vietnam Era.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 11:02 AM

M1 Garand rifle was used in World War II, Korean War, Suez Crisis, Cuban Revolution, Vietnam War. The ammunition box can be earlier, itís possible.

#6 shtur

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 06:11 PM

That ammo can is after Vietnam. I know the M1 was used in the early years of Vietnam. In 1972 and 1976 Lake City made a few Lots of Ball, M2 for use in the US, mainly for the DCM matches. The above can has a Lot number (42279) in the 1976 Lot numbers range. <Just the facts.


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