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#1 jerseygary

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 10:11 PM

Would anyone have an example of what the metal ammo cans for a Lewis Gun looks like? I have a blurry picture of a Navy landing party around 1925 with them but I can't make out what exactly the details are. Any help would be much appreciated!

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 11:05 PM

What do you exactly mean? Lewis gun has a drum type top magazine. It possible it would have been stored in a metal can but up to now I saw only web pouches for it.

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 03:54 PM

Hmmm....

I think I recall seeing a can or chest that holds the pan drums at my buddys shop.

I will have to double check and snap a pic.

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 09:23 PM

I believe the British used a metal box to store the drums. The US used a wooden box that held 6 drums.

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 11:34 PM

Can you post the photo showing the Lewis ammo can?

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 12:14 AM

Crawling through the we I've found pic of metal brit can and wooden US one.

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#7 jerseygary

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 12:56 PM

The version I was refering to is a vertical box that looks like it had the pans stacked on top of one another. I will post a scan of the picture this evening. Thanks everyone for your replies...

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 04:18 PM

Has anyone ever seen a schematic drawing of this? This is for the Lewis pans (probably the 97 rounders, possibly Air Corps?)
I've been told there is an interior divider(s) missing.

External dimensions are 18" long, 5" wide and 9.25" high

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http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l128/Storyforu/OakBox1.jpg

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 06:22 PM

That box holds six 47 round pans and the loading tool.
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