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Not sure if there is a section for munitions boxes – so can anyone identify theses boxes recently found in a dark and dismal place one each stamped 1940 and 1942 two 1945 and one US-type 1944 any help will be appreciated:-  

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Hi Baz,

details below for you, the US marked box is a British made and used box, that has had something else stored in it at a later date,

Regards Gary

P59 Used for:
25-pr. Q.F. gun Shell, H.E.  (4x off)

or Grenades No. 68  (17x off)

or Bomb, hand incendiary 1 1/4-lb (24x off)

 

M104 Used for:
Rockets "U" Ammunition Shell "U" 3-in. H.E. No. 1 (4x off)

or Fuzes N0213 Mk2 (12x off)

 

C206 Used for:
25-pr. Q.F. gun Cartridges Normal (cordite)  (8x off)

or 25-pr. Q.F. gun Cartridges Normal (N.C.T.)  (8x off)

 

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Hi Gent’s apology for late response and thank you for the replies, interesting especially the 25-Lbs box repurposed, Adrian I took a quick look in them and think that one has what maybe a document case in the lid. If it is Canadian it’s right for the Cheve-C15A the others for the QL. Can either of you you tell me what the munitions in Box marked M104 were, the wording rockets is intriguing again thanks:-

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Going on the fact you have a P59 and C206 ,both 25 pounder ammo boxes I would suggest the M104 originally contained 117 fuzes.

Also used with 25 pdr ammunition !

 

Rob...…………..rnixartillery

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1 hour ago, rnixartillery said:

Going on the fact you have a P59 and C206 ,both 25 pounder ammo boxes I would suggest the M104 originally contained 117 fuzes.

Also used with 25 pdr ammunition !

 

Rob...…………..rnixartillery

It’s an interesting thought while this maybe so I believe the boxes were bought at different farm/plant sales probably decades ago then put into the might be useful one day stillage to be joined over the years by later monition storage boxes. Thanks see what else surfaces.

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