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commandpriority 06-06-2015 08:14 PM

ammo find
 
while out looking at estate sales I found an old ammo crate... low and behold... it was full... 2 sealed cans of SL M2 cal 30. Lot 9083 (all numbers matched the crate). It even had an old label on the crate detailing the commanding officer in Ontario CA. It is marked 480 CAL 30/ 8 Round Clips in Bandoleers/ T1EHP. Any additional info out there? Year it was made? Known issues? Rarity? Would the Bandos be SL too? any and all info would be awesome!!

http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/...psgthrc92z.jpg
http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/...pswf7d57pe.jpg
http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/...psfnmgaxhz.jpg
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http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/...psa6dufqdf.jpg
http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/...psz4qa7kq2.jpg
http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/...psvm62daq6.jpg
http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/...pslmmpabox.jpg
http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/...psct3avunp.jpg

Craftsman 06-06-2015 08:22 PM

Seeing as SL M2 went non corrosive in 1952 with Lot # 9420, Lot 9083 is corrosive primed and earlier than 52'.

commandpriority 06-06-2015 09:24 PM

I added some photos just because...

raymeketa 06-06-2015 09:45 PM

Looks to me like it's an ammo box, not a crate.

Torquemada 06-06-2015 10:03 PM

I am not an expert, so take this for what it is worth, but I have done a lot of research into AIC codes for some repro crates I made for myself. The 5-letter/number AIC code on the box (T1EHP) is apparently the type used in 1948 and prior. After 1948, the "T1" became "TA". So I would guess that the ammo is 1948 or earlier.

commandpriority 06-06-2015 10:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by raymeketa (Post 1308110)
Looks to me like it's an ammo box, not a crate. But, could you post the photos directly? The links keep generating warnings about content.

Sadly I have no idea how to post images directly... always used photbucket

raymeketa 06-06-2015 10:46 PM

Photobucket and it's baby brother tinypic are two of the most used photo hosting programs out there.

Moonlitin 06-06-2015 10:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by commandpriority (Post 1308128)
Sadly I have no idea how to post images directly... always used photbucket

Here you go...
http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/...psgthrc92z.jpg
http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/...pswf7d57pe.jpg
http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/...psfnmgaxhz.jpg
http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/...pshrmmrdto.jpg
http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/...psa6dufqdf.jpg
http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/...psz4qa7kq2.jpg
http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/...psvm62daq6.jpg
http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/...pslmmpabox.jpg
http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/...psct3avunp.jpg

pappasue 06-07-2015 05:59 AM

Very cool crate ,so in WW2 a lot of our soldiers must have eaten food out of any container they could find and got sick otherwise why put "unfit food container" on the cans.

I haven't seen a crate with the crossed cannons and flaming bomb so I would think this is late WW2 or early Korean War production.

Craftsman 06-07-2015 09:34 AM

For comparison of markings, here is a crate of 1953 clipped SL AP M2. I would think your bandoleers are similarly marked, unless they are the unmarked WWII ones.

http://s880.photobucket.com/user/Cra...6dbd0.jpg.html

http://s880.photobucket.com/user/Cra..._0623.jpg.html


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