Flea Market Finds : Ammo Cans

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Bought this 2 Ammo Cans in local Saturday Flea Market. 

Due to their durable construction, used metal ammunition boxes are popularly re-used for general storage and other purposes. 

An ammunition box is a container designed for safe transport and storage of ammunition. Countless uses include safe transportation of shotgun and rifle shells, tools, perishables, and any hunting camp. Some enthusiasts and investors collect historical ammunition boxes. Ammo Cans are also known as military surplus ammunition containers, army navy bullets, government issued magazine boxes, weaponry canisters replicas, vintage metal bullet shells carrier.

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A rubber gasket is commonly found in the hinged lid to protect the ammunition from moisture damage. 


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 It is typically made of metal and labeled with caliber, quantity, and manufacturing date or lot number.

Comments

Hearthandmade said…
oh wow!! What will you do with them?
Luthien said…
holy crap!! those are AWESOME!! but are they legal to own??
Blossom inch said…
I have those boxes, but not allowed to bring it out from home....because it is used to bring those bullets as what you said in your post. Hence, I was advised to paint it so I did and paint it white...but it is so heavy box la...
Lay Hoon said…
Hearthandmade
I bought 2 of them for my daughters.
Probably to keep their own 'treasures' ..

Luthien
I'm not too sure about the legality.
I treat them as a piece of antique :p

Blossom inch
Yes. The cans are heavy. But as what i have been told, these cans are used in years of 50s.
Chok Keun said…
wow, these are cool, great antique pieces!

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