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Greek Surplus 30.06 from the CMP. SURPRISE!

Article about: I just did a count... all of the rnds EXCEPT THREE are 1976. The rogue 3 are 1973.

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    Default Greek Surplus 30.06 from the CMP. SURPRISE!

    Along with my CMP Service Grade Garand, I received 200rnds of Greek Surplus 30.06. For some reason, my ammo arrived a day later than my rifle and I wasn't able to pick it up until today.

    I cut open the cardboard boxing that the ammo arrived in... and was expecting to find it in a cheapo modern ammo can. TO MY SHOCK, THE AMMO ARRIVED IN THIS:

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    To the best of my knowledge, this is a WWII vintage 30.cal ammo can that would have been mounted to a machine gun on a tank or jeep!

    Can anyone confirm?!


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    Default Re: Greek Surplus 30.06 from the CMP. SURPRISE!

    Yes it is the WWII style but I believe the pattern carried over to Korea as well? But your lid looks different?

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    I believe WWII cans have 'US' and a flaming bomb on the smooth side/end........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    I believe WWII cans have 'US' and a flaming bomb on the smooth side/end........
    Yes,mine also has the maker`s name Canco on it.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Default Re: Greek Surplus 30.06 from the CMP. SURPRISE!

    Hmmm... so what exactly do I have here?

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    Default Re: Greek Surplus 30.06 from the CMP. SURPRISE!

    The stamps are marked 76, which means that's when they were made. nOT sure about the can

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    Default Re: Greek Surplus 30.06 from the CMP. SURPRISE!

    Your style can was adopted in June 1945....Steel Ammo Boxes
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Nice link zwerge I knew it looked a little off

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    Quote by Good Pwny View Post
    The stamps are marked 76, which means that's when they were made. nOT sure about the can
    Right, they're a mixed batch of HXP (Greek) surplus. I've seen various dates on the headstamps. The can is what surprised me!

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    Quote by zwerge View Post
    Your style can was adopted in June 1945....Steel Ammo Boxes
    Nice! So IT IS U.S. WWII vintage!

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    Default Re: Greek Surplus 30.06 from the CMP. SURPRISE!

    Quote by AmericanKraut View Post
    Nice link zwerge I knew it looked a little off
    You can find everything on Google Images...although some disagree...
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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