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U.S. .30 cal. ammo can

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    Does the repack date mean 1944 ?
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    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    I would say it is.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Yeah repacked 7 44 from the Saint Louis Ordnance plant (SL)

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    Yep.....it certainly does

    Here are my ammo tins which, unfortunately, were so bashed, battered and rusty that I had to strip them down and re-paint them.

    I made the stencils by copying 'original' paint examples I found on the web

    Still....I got the 50cal tin for 50pence and the 30cal tin for 3

    Steve T
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    Nice stencilling, Shame about the colour, as it should be a golden yellow, 1/2 inch high letters, 250 RNDS CAL 30 M1 BLTD , lot number date pkd etc. As the 30 cal 1919A4 predominately used a fabric belt, during WW2, where as the 50 Cal m2 used links, though there were fabric belts for these calibres.
    Any other Q's, just ask....
    Cheers

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    Quote by carna View Post
    Any other Q's, just ask....


    I didn't ask you a question in the first place ! Jeez.....

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    Well do'nt despair, I do not charge for giving advice to fellow collectors, my aim is to see restored items correct in their rightful colours, Cheers

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    These are my .30 cal ammo box/tins.The wooden one is a late '30's early war years.The M1A1 is the later metal type with fixing catch for the 1917A1 tripod.The red oxide finished tin, is as far as I know early WW2 and the finish is original.Some people think they were for armour and others an experimental pattern, so I'm open to info,
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    Intresting, I wondered what the fixing for the 1917 tripod looked like. Is the red oxide one definatly red oxide and not Brown paint which has oxidised, I have a green tripod which has turned almost brown because the green pigment used at the time oxidised over time and turned brown.

    Also, I note that some cans are stamped M1 and then have M2 stenciled elsewhere. I found that the 1919A4 could use both types, but the booster needed to be changed.

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    Your brown oxide can was known as experimental T4 and was intended for tank use,it was the forerunner of the M1 can.
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