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    6 rifle SMLE crate inserts

    Guys I remember seeing a post about these crates and possible insert plans. I've tried searching but can't find anything. Anybody remember where it was? I think there was some conjecture as to how the rifles were arranged with the bayonets.
    I've got the crate without the inserts.
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    Six rifle or eight rifle... I have pics of an eight rifle set up. I will dig them up and post here.




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    I'd appreciate them also mate, I'm keen on getting a transit chest.

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    Son I'm assuming its 8.

    any change of taking a tracing or giving me some measurements?

    Thanks So much

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    I don't have one, I'm afraid. Just saved the pics from somewhere in case I needed to make them.

    These were made to a standard size and the internals were changed to suit whatever they were carrying. Originally it would have been marked with a designation for the box itself, yours looks to have been marked over the top with the intended contents. note; "rifle" in the title.

    There was one on ebay recently that was marked No3 mk1 (the 3 being a change to whatever it originally was)... the seller thought it was for P14 rifles. I have a pic here somewhere of the same sort of box marked No2 mk1

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    Thanks m8, I should be able to make something up based on your photos.
    Cheers

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    newbieDAN, if you do, could I buy a set?

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    Here are some extra photos to those above which I originally posted on Gunboards. Note that the measuring tape is metric. Please, please don't ask me to take it to pieces again! Involves a major disturbance in my strongroom and is damaging the screw attachments at the bottom of the dividers!


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    So the 'middle' piece that holds the bayonet sits only at the top? Is there a blocking piece in the slot to keep it at the top of the crate?

    Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by newbieDAN View Post
    So the 'middle' piece that holds the bayonet sits only at the top? Is there a blocking piece in the slot to keep it at the top of the crate?

    Thanks again
    Dan, don't the metal strips in the lid line up with the baffles, to hold them in solid when the lid is closed?

    Terry, sorry I couldn't remember where I had got the pics from. I wouldn't name the original poster anyway, so as not to cause a stampede to your door, as has happened in the past with some HT pics. With your permission, I would like to keep a copy of the rest of them. I have to create from scratch baffles for my HT chest, so an idea of dimensions as you have posted will be a great help.
    Thanks again for your pics!
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