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    Possible 4.5 Howitzer wooden projectile box

    The box I saw was missing the lid and had been varnished. So not ideal but interesting non the less.
    There were no vsible markings. It had Rope handles at each end with the proper
    wooden beckets. The upper corners had metal re-inforcing straps going around them.
    Inside two cross bracket/supports wich were cut out to cradle the two projectiles.
    The projectiles would face in opposite directions. I presume the lid would have two matching
    brackets to hold the projectiles in place no means of attachment visible.

    Can any one supply an image or drawing of one ~

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    Did it look similar in shape to this WW2 Australian 4.5" Howitzer ammunition box ?
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    Last edited by Investment; 11th October 2021 at 07:00 AM.

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    yes very much similar, the brackets on the lid correspond to those inside the box ~
    Some details differ, this one had metal angle corner brackets , I should have gotten an image.
    Last edited by Gspragge; 11th October 2021 at 03:58 PM.

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    Here it is , even as more relic than complete undamaged example it doesn't look bad concidering.
    I've never seen another one around here.
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    Very nice, especially if it comes with 2 unfired projectiles in good condition!

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    I moved around a couple of 101 fuzes about and plugs (those fuzes are very rare here now)
    and now it looks like this. Shiny 4.5" has brass collar (no marks it was a lamp ,reject?) and no indents so 101 with straight sides, the all steel
    4.5" has three indents to stake fuze so 101 with lip.
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