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Need Help With a US SPAN-AM Krag Leather Cartridge Box

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Found this one yesterday. It is stamped on the back: WATERVLIET ARSENAL. The inside stamps are where the help is needed. One stamp reads A.R.SMITH and the other stamp is W.McD. Any ideas on these people? Is one an inspector and the other an owner? Both inspectors? Thanks for any help you can provide.

 

 

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A R Smith shows up on scads of boxes from this arsenal. It's safe to assume an inspector mark.

The W McD stamp also shows on a few others, but not as prolific as Smith, I presume also an inspector mark.

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A.R. Smith was fairly early inspector, his cartouche is on a lot of Watervliet 1870's-80's ordnance gear. I believe your McKeever is .45/70.

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Thanks CAC1901. Can this be determined with internal measurements? I don't have access to .30-40 or .45-70 rounds, however, a .45acp cartridge fits nicely. I'm guessing a .30 cal would slosh around. Thanks for your input.


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