M1911 .45 Acp Ww2 New Replica 50 Round Ammo Box (3 Pcs) - Fa, Ec, Or Wra Labels
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M1911 .45 Acp Ww2 New Replica 50 Round Ammo Box (3 Pcs) - Fa, Ec, Or Wra Labels:
Up for your consideration is a reproduction M1911 .45 ACP 50 round ammunition box, with eitherFRANKFORD ARSENAL (FA), EVANSVILLE-CHRYSLER (EC)orWINCHESTER (WRA)labels.
During the 1930s, Frankford was the only plant producing military small arms ammunition. Production was increased in early 1940, but demand for .45 caliber ammunition remained low until late in 1941. After Pearl Harbor, demand doubled, and new plants were opened. Chrysler Corporation converted an idle body plant in Evansville, Indiana to .45 caliber production as part of the expansion, Between June 1942, when it started production, and the spring of 1944, when it closed, Evansville produced more than 3.26 billion cartridges - about 96% of all the .45 automatic ammo produced in the United States. Evansville also produced the .45 caliber case in steel, the only small arms cartridge fully converted to steel in WW2. Winchester was used to supplement the small arms ammunition supply, while producing the M1 Carbine and M1 Garand, and is one of the more obscure manufacturers of .45 ACP ammunition, making original wartime boxes rather rare.
These are identical copies of original 50 round ammunition boxes in my collection, and are the perfect finishing touch to your M1911 pistol, M1 Thompson, or M3 Grease Gun. If you reload .45 ACP ammunition, what better place to store your finished rounds? If you do reenacting, here's a great way to carry your blanks, or if you have a display, what better way to fill your spam can or crate. You can even feel a little more historic at the range when you load your magazines from authentic cartons. I had replica M1 Carbine boxes made after I found the originals to be so scarce, and decided to do the same with the M1911 boxes as well.
Each"Buy It Now"single purchase is for3 unassembled cartons with the same label and lot number. You can choose from an early Frankford Arsenal label,mid-war Evansville-Chrysler label, or late-war Winchester Repeating Arms label. The lot number is hand stamped on the lid prior to shipping, either matching my original boxes, or if you prefer, I can match the lot number of a spam can or crate that you may have. The cartons will be shipped flat, with assembly instructions, and the shipping is free within the U.S. I had a lot of these made, so if you want multiple sets, justchange the sale quantity before you click on the "Buy It Now" button. The photos show my original boxes, along with the matching replicas. Several photos show a spam can with cartons inside, as well as an early crate. The last few photos show the easy assembly.
***UPDATE*** I can now add the stamp "STEEL CASE AMMUNITION" to the EC labels, which was sometimes seen on original cartons late in the war. The 11thphoto shows the stamp added to one of my replicas. Add a note if you want the stamp.
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