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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.
    Steel Handle Riveted Maxim Ammo Tin ID
    Steel Handle Riveted Maxim Ammo Tin ID
    Steel Handle Riveted Maxim Ammo Tin ID
    Steel Handle Riveted Maxim Ammo Tin ID
    Steel Handle Riveted Maxim Ammo Tin ID
    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 manySteel Handle Riveted Maxim Ammo Tin IDSteel Handle Riveted Maxim Ammo Tin ID 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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