Own a genuine piece of history that has been repurposed to fit into your home. Our crates were first put to use during WWII. This crate held 42 pounds of .50 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.
This crate is sold in the ruff. Zero modifications have been done and the crate has all its original hardware and finish. All of our crates have been demilitarized and this one is no exception. All the writing has been painted over. This crate is excellent for reenactments or your own personal project to make it into whatever you want.
We 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. The majority of our larger crates are made to order. However, we usually keep a few different variations in stock.
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: Personal effects, badges, decanters, glasses & more
HANGING DIRECTION: Vertical, horizontal 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.
(Wall mount hardware and contents not included)