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KRAG ammo crate from WW2

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Picked this up at an estate sale. Blanks, but for m1898 Krags and loaded during WW2 (1943). Cases made by Winchester, loaded by Frankfort Arsenal. Thanks for looking.


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Very nice. A few thoughts, blank ammo desireable to cartridge collectors due to salute regs. WW2 dated stuff rare. After WW2 blanks were recycled, thus factory reloaded blank boxes had mixed headstamps, dates, manufacturers. WW2 exhausted blank supplies. To this day, 30.06 blanks are being reloaded by .gov for funeral ceremonies. Boxes of WW2 dated .30 cal Blanks are rare, Krag even rarer.

Regs, http://www.cfevr.org/symbolism-military-funerals-part-1-three-shot-volley/

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I think that the State Guard Units were using Krags in WWII



"The Americans on this Island are not ordinary troops, but Marines, a special force recruited from jails and insane asylums for blood lust." -Japanese Newspaper found during the Battle of Guadalcanal - "They Got That Right!!" Chesty Puller




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