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#1 Navybean

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 10:55 AM

US Army Pre-War Box Axe Pioneering Engineering/Cavalry/Infantry.  I have had this box for years I always assumed it was for a command car,  Deuce and a 1/2 or cart.   box is fine condition and seems to be complete, lid has description of loading options with contents listed.  Does any body have additional information on this box?  is it for a vehicle  or ? Box appears to be dated 1939.  

 

 

 

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#2 Navybean

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 10:57 AM

few more pics 

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 10:58 AM

few more pics 

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 03:46 AM

Most vehicles had an attached “ Pioneer Rack” that held such tools. Petersens reprint catalogs may have this, will check if can find which box they’re in. (~:

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 03:31 PM

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Looks like by 44 these were not standard issue, not in either reprint catalog.

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 03:31 PM

Heres the other.DB054126-BEE6-479F-A3AD-59114760754C.jpeg

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 08:45 PM

Those reprints are of great value to us researchers. But bear in mind they are Quartermaster books. That box is Engineer Corps.



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Posted 20 May 2019 - 10:42 PM

Both reprint catalogs contain “ Pioneer” kits. 1944 kit was a roll that included tools. There were many similar boxes( kits) for just about everything. Dont want any issues with copyrights so no pics.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 08:00 PM

Looks like the box dates from late 30s old 40s. Maybe kit from one of services and carried in wagons or on trucks

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 03:22 AM

Nice box regardless. Have close up of lower printed info? From pics looks like used in different combinations, Engineer, Cav. and Inf. Now you need to find some axes, lol.

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Posted 25 May 2019 - 07:16 AM

Yeah I can honestly say I don’t have a single correct axe so I’ll probably move the box along. Does it have any value?

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 03:35 PM

The vehicle pioneer rack held an Ax, Matt ax and round point short shovel. The large box kits were usually carried in various trucks. There are a great many of these different type of tool boxes. When the list is present it is always fun to try to fill them with the correct tools.
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