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US Army Pre-War Box Axe Pioneering Engineering/Cavalry/Infantry. I have had this box for years I always assumed it was for a command car, Deuce and a 1/2 or cart. box is fine condition and seems to be complete, lid has description of loading options with contents listed. Does any body have additional information on this box? is it for a vehicle or ? Box appears to be dated 1939.

 

 

 

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Most vehicles had an attached “ Pioneer Rack” that held such tools. Petersens reprint catalogs may have this, will check if can find which box they’re in. (~:


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Looks like by 44 these were not standard issue, not in either reprint catalog.


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Heres the other.post-6975-0-94476000-1558395099_thumb.jpeg


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Those reprints are of great value to us researchers. But bear in mind they are Quartermaster books. That box is Engineer Corps.


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Both reprint catalogs contain “ Pioneer” kits. 1944 kit was a roll that included tools. There were many similar boxes( kits) for just about everything. Dont want any issues with copyrights so no pics.


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"A people that values it's privileges above its principles will soon lose both" D.D. Eisenhower


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Looks like the box dates from late 30s old 40s. Maybe kit from one of services and carried in wagons or on trucks


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Nice box regardless. Have close up of lower printed info? From pics looks like used in different combinations, Engineer, Cav. and Inf. Now you need to find some axes, lol.


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Yeah I can honestly say I don’t have a single correct axe so I’ll probably move the box along. Does it have any value?


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The vehicle pioneer rack held an Ax, Matt ax and round point short shovel. The large box kits were usually carried in various trucks. There are a great many of these different type of tool boxes. When the list is present it is always fun to try to fill them with the correct tools.

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Anybody interested in this box for 15.00 plus shipping or pick up??


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