So as a update, it's not as heavy as I thought it would be . I have seen simmer safes and I can hear at least two thuds in the safe so I am thinking it's more that just a tin box sliding back and forth. I'll post more and clearer pictures latter on today. On the left side and back has black spray pain, (421 Engineering Co). The handle is stamped, (FS 109). I am thinking FS stands for (Field Safe?) I am hopping someone might have a picture(s) of the inside and the back of the door. I have only seen five pictures on the internet.
Thanks for everyone's insight and help.
New update, pictures will be posted at a latter date. Safe was opened. There was a good amount of post war document's, 1948-the late 1950's.
"It looks like it's a post war field chest from around the Korean war era."-Ned You where right, the date stamp on the inside of the safe was 1949.
They left Documents in it? Brilliant....lol Should be interesting, indeed, to see what all they are!
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Good outcome , keen to see some of those documents also . Can you take a pic of the door bolts ?
I can inventory it for you
hahaha, sadly you can not. I no longer have the documents and such.