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    crate 303 ammo spam cans

    Any idea where these cans were made? I can't find any information. Can has C.B. 4 10 50
    on it. Thanks for any help.


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    If we could see the labels properly we'd know straight away without hazzarding a guess. But if it is GB and not CB, then that's Greenwood and Batley and it'll be UKicon made.

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    I have a can of that type, but it contains 250 belted rounds of Mark VIIIz, according to the factory label.

    Wonder how the stuff is packed inside? I have only seen Mark VII in 32-round and 48-round boxes, the 48s packed 26 to the case.

    A good clear shot of the labels would really help, as Capt. Laidlericon has already said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smellie View Post
    IWonder how the stuff is packed inside? I have only seen Mark VII in 32-round and 48-round boxes, the 48s packed 26 to the case.
    Judging by the number of rounds 2 X 300 round cans, it will be six bandoleers to the can.

    That's another piece of information that will be on the labels. :-)

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    Thanks for that, Beerhunter. There was some Greenwood & Batley 1950 in bandoleers on the market here about 15 years ago, so now I know how it was packed.
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    It's just as we all suspected. Bog standard G&B .303" Mk7 ball. I'd spray a bit of oil onto the vacuum sealed black tinplate liners if you aren't going to use it soon as they perforate around the rusting fluxed seams after a few years.

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    There were boxes identical to that imported to Aus awhile back. This one was RG- Radway Green, 1950. The labeling in the pic is the same as yours except for the factory stamp. 600 rounds in chargers and bandoliers, two tins of three hundred each. I used most of it up. Then I sold some of the cloth bandoliers on e pay with chargers- sort of a "kit" and ended up making back what the unopened crate had cost me a couple of years before!
    I donated about 500 fired cases to the Australianicon War Memorial for scattering around a Vickers gun set up on display. They'd had a dozen or so Winchester commercial unprimed cases with it- looked a bit silly, if you were paying attention to detail...
    still got two bandoliers full, the box and tins....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Son View Post
    There were boxes identical to that imported to Aus awhile back. This one was RG- Radway Green, 1950. The labeling in the pic is the same as yours except for the factory stamp. 600 rounds in chargers and bandoliers, two tins of three hundred each. I used most of it up. Then I sold some of the cloth bandoliers on e pay with chargers- sort of a "kit" and ended up making back what the unopened crate had cost me a couple of years before!
    I donated about 500 fired cases to the Australianicon War Memorial for scattering around a Vickers gun set up on display. They'd had a dozen or so Winchester commercial unprimed cases with it- looked a bit silly, if you were paying attention to detail...
    still got two bandoliers full, the box and tins....
    That photo is like a knife twisting in my heart

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    Here is mine. Later repack...





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