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Started by PaulsAirsoftArmory , May 05 2009 07:31 PM

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#1 PaulsAirsoftArmory

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 07:31 PM

In my few years of collecting, I have ran across quite a few. I mainly use them for storage of OTHER militaria because of the limited space in my room.

All of mine:
http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt229/PaulsAirsoftArmory/militaria/FILE0041.jpg


75 - CARTRIDGE, 40 - MM:
PRACTICE, M781
These are full size grenades for a M79 "Blooper," M203, or MK19 (the machine gun/grenade launcher) that contain a fluorescent orange chalk instead of explosives for target practice.
http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt229/PaulsAirsoftArmory/militaria/FILE0043.jpg


Termite damage on this one:
T20 ARMING PLUGS M4 FOR AT MINE
http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt229/PaulsAirsoftArmory/militaria/FILE0045.jpg


My other three from top to bottom:
2 CARTRIDGES 4.2 INCH ILLUMINATING M335A2
W/FUZE M7SQ FOR MORTAR M2 OR M30

2 CARTRIDGES 105MM HE M1 DUALGRAN
FOR HOWITZER M2A1, M2A2, M103, AND M737
(Loaded 5/74)

(Last one is half cut off by camera)
2 CARTRIDGES 106MM HEP-T M346A1
FOR RIFLE M40 (Recoilless Rifle?)
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#2 WW2 History Buff

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 12:32 PM

I have one WWII 75mm crate, i use it to display three helmets, supposedly it was my Great Grandpa's that he brought back from the war, and supposedly he was a Paratrooper, but that might be family folklore, who knows..
It says on the crate when it had its full load it weighed 79lbs! And now I use it to store other military items as well.
Anyways here it is:

ammocrate.jpg

topofcrate.jpg

Edited by WW2 History Buff, 06 May 2009 - 12:35 PM.


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Posted 06 May 2009 - 02:05 PM

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t70/CamoDeafie/misc/IMG00587.jpg

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my 90mm M67 recoilless rifle's case for M371A1 HEAT rounds that were supposed to be equipped with Fuze, M530 i think?

#4 PaulsAirsoftArmory

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 03:24 PM

I have one WWII 75mm crate, i use it to display three helmets, supposedly it was my Great Grandpa's that he brought back from the war, and supposedly he was a Paratrooper, but that might be family folklore, who knows..
It says on the crate when it had its full load it weighed 79lbs! And now I use it to store other military items as well.
Anyways here it is:

ammocrate.jpg

topofcrate.jpg

It almost looks like it has a 2-50 date on the bottom left of the first pic. Maybe it means Feb 1950? Hard to tell. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/think.gif

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 03:28 PM

That is correct, it was loaded 2-50. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 03:48 PM

I have at least a dozen very clean large ordnance wood box's with the hemp rope handles but all are in my storage, I will take some pictures tomorrow as I need to go over there anyway. I do have in my closet some nice small arm's box's that I keep my ammo in, there are two more behind these three but they are pretty heavy as they are for the most part full and dont feel like bustin a nut right at this moment. :lol:

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 04:35 PM

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t70/CamoDeafie/misc/IMG00674.jpg

what my 90mm case is used for currently :) (i have a tub for the militaria)

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 05:49 PM

I only have original WW2 crates and a couple of very good reproduction crates made by the guy who created the TV show, “Mail Call” who does an amazing job. While I don’t have photos of all my original crates, I do have a few shots:
Late WW2 bazooka practice rocket (date scratched away):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/willysmb44/RocketBox.jpg

Shotgun ammunition, 1944 dated and in excellent condition, at the top of the photo:
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Posted 06 May 2009 - 06:01 PM

USN 40MM Ammo Crate loaded in 11-44

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 06:29 PM

opp's I forgot I had a couple outside under a tarp. This is for the latter rifle grenade's as would have been used with the M14 rifle, also could have been used with the Garand.

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 06:32 PM

My 75mm Recoiless Rifle ammo box. Not as clear nomenclature as the first one but still there.

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 06:34 PM

The top. It has two crossed ordnance cannons but what is strange is that it states that it is "Made In West Germany" :unsure: ..Box is dated 54

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 07:00 PM

The top. It has two crossed ordnance cannons but what is strange is that it states that it is "Made In West Germany" :unsure: ..Box is dated 54

Did you lacquer those yourself or is that how you found them?

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 07:58 PM

2 of my 20 plus WW2 demo related crates...

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 08:00 PM

Vietnam 60mm mortar crate (nothing too special)

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 08:02 PM

WW2 Demo Demo Kit box

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 08:03 PM

WW2 22 LR ammo box for 10K rounds (have top somewhere but it makes such a good box for storing flame thrower small parts. lol

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 08:13 PM

WW2 M1A1 Chemical Cylinder Crate (with original contents and ammo cards).

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 09:00 PM

Did you lacquer those yourself or is that how you found them?

I do it myself. I use different coatings (from here on out I will only use auto clearcoat but you have to treat the wood first) and if you look you will see on some that I re screw so they can take heavy duty use. I only use flush trim screws and pre-drill the hole's and use clamps to rack them back into shape. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 03:44 PM

I went to my storage but forgot the camera so here are the two that I grabbed as they have tools in them that I needed for a project. They are some of the largest that I have seen as they were used to hold 1 complete cartridge for the 120mm gun as would have been used on the USMC bigboy M103 tank. One held an AP round and the other held an HE, Can you see the weight? http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif

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