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Steel Handle Riveted Maxim Ammo Tin ID

Article about: Hi, does anyone know what period & army this is from? As you can see from photos it is a fully riveted construction, the closing latch is also longer than common Soviet ones and the hand

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    Hi,
    does anyone know what period & army this is from?
    As you can see from photos it is a fully riveted construction, the closing latch is also longer than common Soviet ones and the handle is (uncomfortably) made from bent steel rod.
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    Thanks

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    That might be Finnish as they had the longer riveted closing latch, but they too had the webbing handle as far as i know!..
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    Definitely pre-war. Never seen one with a wire handle, but that doesn't mean anything. Rivet construction I always thought was WW1 era to early 1930s. I have various examples, just not an expert on em, just like the variations in construction.

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    Been sometime since I have been on this forum but your box is very likely to be WW1 or pre-war Russian. There are manyClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	919510 variations including on the number of rivets used. I have 3 or 4 different boxes with wire handles. Some were clearly added to replace broken leather straps leaving the old holes but some without suggesting they were built that way.

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