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Wooden ammunition box? Help needed to identify


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I have acquired this box and can't find anything out about it. It has an intricate locking system where you turn the centre bolt and the whole copper locking system slides along the box into the brass bolts locking the box lid on.

It is dated 1916 but I'm not sure what the other stamps denote. I've never seen anything like it.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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It has quick release British Ammo box pulls on the top. I think it is an ammo box for saw. The things David refers to are 'quick pulls' to open the box?

TT

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I have no doubts this box is built upon ammunition box principles, but quite what it was made to hold, I could not say. These photos are not idea as they are of a replica SAA box, but nevertheless you will see the same lid release feature. On the originals the 'T' is made of brass and would sit flush in a cut-out in the lid. One end is tied to a length of string which prevents it being lost, and the other end has a brass pin attached, which when it is lifted allows the lid to be slid off.

David

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Would the big N on it perhaps indicate it is for Naval use?

Chris

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