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    Help! 1917 dated 'ammunition' box No.3

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    Good evening gents,

    Tapping into the extensive knowledge here to see if anyone can identify this 1917 dated box insofar as what it might have contained?

    It measures:

    26.25" Length
    13.50" Depth
    13" Height

    It is stamped: G.S Ltd No.3 1 (above) 1917
    On the base is stamped 96 or 69

    Two shallow circular holes are machined into the inside if the hinged lid.

    (Apologies for the duplicate images, not sure what happened there...)

    Would appreciated any pointers.
    Many thanks in advance!
    Last edited by starshell; 23rd January 2020 at 10:02 PM.

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    Giving this one a nudge....
    Anyone?

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    There was a Box No 3 Mk1 but its dimensions were far different to yours,
    although in construction it was very similar to yours, being similar to others of the period.

    The other Box No 3 held 20 Rifle Grenades and 20 Detonators Rifle Grenade in tins.
    It had 6 packing pieces (2 top, 2 centre and 2 bottom).
    Box made of Yellow Deal with handle cleats made of Elm or other suitable hardwood.

    It was 5.5" high.

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    Thanks AE501,
    Like you I've seen fairly similar boxes but none of this size. I've done the web to death, but still no pointers.
    A chap on the Great war forum had 4 identical boxes, but he also drew a blank as to what they might have contained.....

    I've discovered a little triangle stamped into the edge with illegible letters inside it??

    I'm completely stumped.

    Thanks again.

 

 

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