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#1 Brian Keith

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 04:38 AM

Ever seen one of these?

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More photo's to follow.
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#2 Brian Keith

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 04:40 AM

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I thought this brass protective plate was interesting.

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#3 Dirteater101

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 05:55 AM

Thinking navy issue colt "potato digger". Looks like the ww1 wood 1917 boxes, but not quite. The construction and webbing look early 20th century.

#4 Brian Keith

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 06:20 AM

Very good!
I owe you a Cigar!
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I can't address if it is Navy issue, army used these also. But this box is lightweight in construction.

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#5 Dirteater101

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 04:34 AM

Whoo Hoo!!!!


I love it when a plan comes together!

only reason I think it is navy, is due to it being gray.....

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#6 Brian Keith

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 05:54 PM

Photo color is a bit off, it is the early flat od green common to US WW I era wood items.
Thanks for your interest.
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#7 Charlie Flick

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:00 AM

Brian:

Two neat guns. At what museum are they on display?

The earlier mention of the ammunition box being of possible Navy origin reminded me that I had this old photo postcard in the archives that I thought you would enjoy seeing. These sailors are shooting their Colt on the range at Guantanamo Navy Base, Cuba. I don't have a date on it but the ammunition box in the foreground is seen to good effect in this image.

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