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Our Churchill ammunition crate was first put to use during WWII. This crate held 42 pounds of 0.5 Caliber Ammunition. After the war came to an end, it survived decades in storage, outside in the rain & snow and now has become a storage crate for wine! This original WWII ammunition crate has been modified to house one 750ml. bottle & one glass. The hand-rubbed sand stain, along with the metal & leather, gives this product a light feel while allowing the original tones to show. The crate makes a beautiful show piece for vintage wine & spirits.
A portion of every purchase is donated to one or more of our chosen non-profit organizations. are more than happy to customize most crates for you. We realize that sometimes the stain you want may not be available...no worries we can make one for you, usually with no additional charge. We just need a few extra weeks to customize it for you.
*All of our crates can have a name plate added for a small fee (see Custom Name Plates).
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
SPECS: The T1IDR ammunition crates housed 120 cartridges, .50 caliber, armor piercing incendiary M8. with 10 rounds per carton, 6 cartons per can with a total of 2 cans. The crates weight was approx. 42 lbs. during its service period. This bullet was widely used with the Browning M2 Machine Gun.
LOT numbers are given to each crate.
LOT D.M. identifies the crate manufactured in Des
Moines Ordnance Plant-Ankeny, Iowa.
LOT L.C. identifies the crate manufactured in Lake
City Army Ammunition Plant-Independence, Missouri
DIMENSIONS: 14.5” x 10.5” x 8” (6.25”D Inside)
HOLDS: One 750ml bottle + 1 stemmed glass
HANGING DIRECTION: Vertical or on desktop.
WEIGHT: 9 lbs. empty
*We can not guarantee the writing will be in tact on all crates. We do our best to preserve the writing but it can not always be salvaged.
Mounting material + contents not included.