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#1 jpstout

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Posted 23 November 2019 - 05:46 PM

While I had this out, thought someone might find it interesting.  Used as a long term storage box for S&W .38 revolvers,

it has 5 serial no. listed and is box no. 225.  It was going to be painted OD and thrown on one of WWII jeeps in the parade, until I saw it. I suspect it was for the M&P .38s stored sometime after WWI.  I threw in one of my WWII Navy S&W for size reference.  Of course, if you have any other knowledge about the storage, let me know.

 

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#2 kwill

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 05:34 AM

That's a new one on me.  Thanks for posting it.



#3 jpstout

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 12:46 PM

That's a new one on me.  Thanks for posting it.

You are welcome, sir.



#4 Brian Keith

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 03:50 PM

That is really interesting, glad it wasn't repainted. Thanks for posting it. If all 225 boxes held five revolvers each,1125, quite a large number of pistols!
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Posted 24 November 2019 - 07:36 PM

U R welcome, Brian.  It boggles the imagination thinking about 225+ boxes of guns sitting in storage.  I may have to find 5 revolvers to put with it and display them altogether :blink: 

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#6 7thEvac

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 10:00 PM

Never saw a box like this before. Thanks for posting.

#7 joz

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 06:30 PM

This is fascinating. Thanks for posting.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 02:21 PM

A Model 1917 box, the 1917A1 box was similar ( round instead of oval cut out on top and slightly different dove tail cuts. Both used for the Browning Machine gun up to 1942. Nice find.
http://www.90thidpg....oxes/index.html

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 03:40 AM

Shows just how creative the Ordnance Department was back then. Great save. Thanks for sharing.




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