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Can anyone ID this box ?


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I recently extracted this box from the depths of my workshop,it has 'AS 50' etched in each end with wire rope handles and leathed grips,can anyone tell me what it is ?


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Is there a number burned into the bottom? I'll take a wild stab and say it will begin with a M. If so its for explosives. Is the metal work brass?

Can you measure it?
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ammo box

Looks Naval to me . Buff painted with a red band on the end,wire handles, but dont have any idea what it carried originally, sorry.