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    Supplier of Restoration Marking Kits, Stencils, Etc

    I came across this supplier that may have goods you guys might be interested in.

    WWII Restoration Supplies



    http://www.questmasters.us/sitebuild...s2-838x688.jpg


    HTH,

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    Interesting

    I have a friend in NJ that builds dummy rifle grenades and also uses decals, hope he will see this post and show us his items.

    Wooden boxes related to ordnance both original and made-up has a big following too.

    Here is a pyrotechnic box from years ago.

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    Yes to the big following

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    That's the first I've seen, really nice example.
    I have mostly ammo crates, but have collected a few Vietnam era land mine crates and some misc others.
    I have 1 Radio crate I need to photo. A GE with Ordnance stamp on it. Most all I found at estate/barn sales. 7 or 8 of my WWII era ammo boxes came from a barn sale. The ole farmer was a WWII Vet and saved them after they were repacked or used. He was using them for misc nuts and bolts, nails, screws and such. He said he'd sell me the contents for $5.00 each or contents plus box for $10.00. I sprayed them out with a de-greaser solution, lightly brushed them and they came out cleaner. But I'm running out of room and I rarely sell anything. So I use them as display and for storage.

    I recently seen a WRA crate sell for ~$285 or so on auction. I posted about the WRA crate in the carbine forum in a 'M1A1icon folder stock sold for..' thread but it was closed down because of insults and attitudes.

    Talked with a Interior designer I knew from work who said she was constantly looking for these type items that they work into the design of homes and some commercial settings.

    When I came upon the link above I thought about all the Artillery shells the guys have been researching/restoring.
    I was hoping it would be handy. From what I read from the link it appears the guy covers a lot of items and different eras.

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    Rifle Cases

    This tread remined me that I've always been interested in what the crates looked like that the pre-1930's Springfield 1903 and Enfield No1 MK3 looked like. On the single carry boxes, the ones that heald multiple rifles for shipping and storage.

    Anyone have pictures of these they would like to share?
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    I'll look around as time allows.
    Maybe worth contacting the link above to see if he has done any before.
    Might also be worth posting a new topic in the 03 Enfield forums.

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    I tried to access the site referenced by the OP only to find a "site for sale" notice.

    painter777's link below works just fine.. thanks!
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    Tom,
    This gets you to their Restoration supplies:

    WWII Restoration Supplies

    This is their Home Page:

    QuestMasters Online Museum Home Page
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    Quote Originally Posted by usabaker View Post
    This tread remined me that I've always been interested in what the crates looked like that the pre-1930's Springfield 1903 and Enfield No1 MK3 looked like. On the single carry boxes, the ones that heald multiple rifles for shipping and storage.

    Anyone have pictures of these they would like to share?
    Baker,
    Are you looking for something like these from member posts?

    http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=56122

    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=66327
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    Tid Bits....

    Baker.... Question for you,
    Are you looking for Armory shipping crates that held 8-10 ?
    Or just single rifle crates used to ship the rifle between 2 people ?

    Found a picture of a Springfield Armory label that shows a letter code for the type rifles packed inside. These were packed as lots of 10.



    This link to a single 03 shipping case:

    The Finest Known Identified U.S. Springfield Model 1903 Bolt Action Rifle with Shipping Case Accesso


    When looking in to crates your bound to come across Flat head screw and Phillips screw question.
    Here is some information about Phillips screw head vs The Reed and Prince screw Debate.
    The information below is from Reply 28 from the US Militaria Site. It's about a late Grenade case.
    Link is below the bottom information.

    The development of the Phillips style screw head was made prior to WWII, wide spread use was not integrated into military production until after WWII. The Frearson screw drive, also known as the Reed and Prince screw, is similar to a Phillips, but the Frearson has a more pointed 75° V shape. Most mis-identify the "X" screw head in 1940s military items as a Phillips, but it is actually a Reed and Prince.

    WWII MKII Frag Crate with canisters - FIREARMS & ORDNANCE - U.S. Militaria Forum

    Here a lot of 10, M1903 case from auction that gives outer measurements:

    Wood Shipping Crate for Ten M1903 Rifles | Cowan's Auction House: The Midwest's Most Trusted Auction House / Antiques / Fine Art / Art Appraisals

    Hoping this is a decent start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by painter777 View Post
    Here a lot of 10, M1903 case from auction that gives outer measurements:

    Wood Shipping Crate for Ten M1903 Rifles | Cowan's Auction House: The Midwest's Most Trusted Auction House / Antiques / Fine Art / Art Appraisals
    This one is awesome looking. I can't believe how much they sell for.

    Thanks for the links and info

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    [quote=painter777;458214]Are you looking for something like these from member posts?

    Those are cool posts, lots of good info. I must have been doing a search wrong before because I didn't turn that one up. Thanks
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