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Pics of 8mm German ammo cases

Postby gdmoore28 » Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:12 pm

Somebody a few days ago was asking about pics of the boxes (not crates) that 8mm ammo was distributed in. I found this on feeBay, represented as WWII ammo boxes. Described as follows:

"Original WW2 German surplus ammo box dated 1938 with maker code 442 for 8mm. cartridges. This box contained 20 of the smaller box's you see. The smaller box's held 15 rounds each. It has a seam split neatly open along the bottom edge that could be repaired easily. It is 12" by 5" tall. The contents have been removed and you are bidding only on the large empty box, no ammunition! Will make a great display item with your K98 items or field gear."

Here's the link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ORIGINAL-K98-AMMO-C ... 0091708865

And here's the pics (Somebody let us know if these are not "correct"):
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Postby Bil » Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:35 am

Garry-I bought the same thing here on the site,only the one I got was still full and sealed.I will use it for display,as I wouldn't really trust ammo that old.The seller here got $150 for it-It was worth it to me for it to be unopened.Kind of like a rare comic book!.Besides,when the Russians attack,who wants an empty cardboard box? ps I will dig it out tomorrow and post pics-its in real good shape and the markings will be different. ---bil

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Postby gdmoore28 » Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:40 am

So I guess these ARE the real thing? I cant' remember who wanted the pics, but I saw these and thought they might help.

I'd love to see additional pics of the ones you have.

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Postby Bil » Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:26 am

Garry-Feb 8 post-WTS 300round German battle packs-go halfway down thread there is a link to gunboards-it still works.more pics of these boxes.That is where I got mine. ---bil

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Postby JBaum » Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:34 am

Yup, that's the genuine article. Those sold for $30 each about 8 years ago..... but then, didn't everything?
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Postby Bil » Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:53 pm

Garry-Here are the pic of mine-they look the same.This one is still un-opened. ---bil
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Postby Intruder196 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:58 pm

Bil, I am glad you like that case of ammo. I have had a few others including one more that I wont sell here because it is odd in that it has 1939 dated ammo in it but the carton has been relabeled. I dont know what or why so I will take a pic and post it here to see if anybody can clue me in.

BTW I have fired original 8mm as old as 1934 and out of 120 rounds only had 2 duds. This stuff must have been well stored in all the years prior to being imported.

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Postby Bil » Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:14 pm

This is really in nice shape,considering its age and the journeys it has taken.It would probobly be ok to use,but I like the fact that it is still sealed. ---bil

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Postby drooling idiot » Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:45 pm

while i don't advocate opening something like this with so much history . I'd think the very good condition the cardboard is in would be a good indication its been stored well and very probably safe to fire.
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Postby Bil » Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:49 pm

I think so too.I will save it for last,when the Russians are getting close!


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