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I don't have that particular label myself, but I suspect the blacked out word is "bundles", as until WW2 it was normal for most SAA to be packed in twine tied paper bundles. Picture attached of earlier Mark II lead bulleted rounds in a bundle. (twine missing).
When the .455 inch Mark 6z round was introduced in late 1939 it was the first pistol round to be packed in cardboard cartons. The date on the box will be the Kynoch date of work and originally would have been something like "K 21.6.41", but all you have remaining is the day part of the date.
EDIT: I have just noticed the yellow stencil on the box end "K 16.12.??" That will be the date of work. Can you decypher the year. Also, can you read the label number on the top left hand of the label. it should be "H" followed by a number.
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Here are some late war crates that I built for a recent living history.
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Thanks Dave. My 3 year old was asking me just today when he can help me make more boxes.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:08 pm
Oh boy! I bet your heart leapt with joy at the prospect! Did you complete the internal details while you were about it?
Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:51 pm
I put the centre dividers in all of them and the bomb dividers in one. They all have the labels on the inside but no tool holder. Next ones I make I will do up proper, these were test crates to get the process down. Now I just have to get brave and attempt a .303 ammo crate.
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Ammo crates or boxes came in a range of sizes, SAA coming in a very different box to the grenade crates I have featured. I'm working on some of these at the moment.
Here's a great photo which shows a chap sitting on the same type of grenade crate.
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