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​I really like crates and now I have a lot of them. The picture is the second load of crates I picked up. I am thankful that I have some extra space and an understanding wife. I have always enjoyed the markings of these crates and the stories that they tell. Most of these crates were .50cal most were painted or damaged on one side of the box. There were a few .30cal on stripper clips and enbloc clips.

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Kevin Braafladt

 

Looking for items relating to the 91st Infantry Division from WWI. Especially anything pertaining to the 364th Infantry Regiment.

Looking for First Army related items from WWI.

 

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Kaszanka,

 

Yes, I plan to restore some of them removing the silver paint if possible.

Kevin Braafladt

 

Looking for items relating to the 91st Infantry Division from WWI. Especially anything pertaining to the 364th Infantry Regiment.

Looking for First Army related items from WWI.

 

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Nice find Kevin.

 

recall a story from a seller At the KC military show who said that someone found a barn full of ammo crates in the St.Louis area.Boxes showed up at KC show for a few years.

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The TW 18312 is not WW2, looking hard I thought I saw 12 xxx series, but if 18,000 plus, according to my chart not WW2, but 1951 Korean War era. You have the lot numbers and now the chart, you decide. Regardless, nice haul.As an Ordnance collector, I hunt down proper crates for the pieces I have. Crates are much harder to find and appears to be more valued than the actual Ordnance, huge prices for crates.

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A year or two ago I found one WW2 ammo box (50 Cal) and was happy as a clam. That's some haul. Congrats.

The Ordnance collector world is very precise, determining if WW2 can only be done by Lot numbers. The AIC code system was used past Korean War era, many items advertised as WW2 time frame are not WW2. Lot numbers tell the difference, as do " repacked" restenciled ammo boxes and cans. As you all well know, WW2 dated stuff is highly valued, lot number and AIC codes differentiate post WW2 items.
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917601 Thank you for the information. I have not committed the lot numbers to memory yet. Do you have the chart of the WWII lot numbers? As there are some that have at least what look like dates on them. These are some of the first lot that I have cleaned. I have not done any work on the paint yet.

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Kevin Braafladt

 

Looking for items relating to the 91st Infantry Division from WWI. Especially anything pertaining to the 364th Infantry Regiment.

Looking for First Army related items from WWI.

 

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This is how I found them. They were made into shelving.

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Kevin Braafladt

 

Looking for items relating to the 91st Infantry Division from WWI. Especially anything pertaining to the 364th Infantry Regiment.

Looking for First Army related items from WWI.

 

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This is how I found them. They were made into shelving.

OMG! I would have fainted dead away seeing them! And I don't collect crates. But I would if I could!

Mikie

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:o Wow!!! That would be a small fortune with the prices I see in my area. I don't know how I would do it but I would take them all home with me lol. That would be a bunch of trips in your SUV but totally worth it for sure. Just Wow!!!

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Very cool find! I like to use these for book shelves, adds a nice touch to the military history library.

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