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#1 hotlead

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 11:48 AM

Anyone know when we went from this design ammo can

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to this type?

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#2 45B20

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 02:52 PM

Hotlead

As the results of a conference held on 16Apr42, the M1 Ammo Box was adapted, and was in quantity production by fall of 1942.(Ordnance Dept Drawing # D-44070, Ordnance Committee Minute 18104)

An improved version, the M1A1 (bit closer to the one we are familiar with) was standardized as Box, Ammunition, Caliber .30, M1A1 on 21Jun45, (Ordnance Dept Drawing # D7692092A, Ordnance Committee Minute 28042).

All this trivia information is from: “Record of Army Ordnance Research and Development, Volume 2, Small Arms and Small Arms Ammunition, Book 2, Small Arms Ammunition” dated Jan 1946.

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#3 hotlead

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 06:00 PM

Right on, my next question was gonna be about the .30cal size cans, thanks http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif .

The ones pictured are actually .50cal size cans( labeled for 5.56NATO M193 ), but they have different lids. I was wondering when we went from the can with large flanges on the lid, to the can with skinny flanges.

Thanks for your help.


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