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Discussion in 'Uniforms, Personal Gear (Kit) and Accessories' started by Skipper, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. Skipper

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    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    That site is absolutely unique and superb - I have had it 'bookmarked' for about three years.

    It's quite amazing really, just how many boxes and crates the Wehrmacht used........
     
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    I knew you 'd love this jewel . I'm not surprised you already knew it
     
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    I must admit that I've never come across that website before. :unsure:

    Thanks for sharing it Skipper.
     
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    Another find : This is a Luftwaffe crate for 20mm Flak grenades (Panzergrantenpatronnen ) . It was last supplied in 1944 and the maker is DXD . It still has part of three different labels and of course stencil markings.
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    I just love crates like this..................
     
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    So do I, picked up at the gates of Normandy last Sunday .
     
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    Cool looking crate Skipper ...make sure that woodworm is killed off though!
     
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    I will check for it and will also clean the metal and cover it with graphite cream or polish . I usually clean my crates before posting , but I was so glad I got this one that I couldn't wait.
     
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    a new find today and gosh how this one was heavy. This rare FP.02 survivor It was sold at a local fair by the guy who had just pulled it out of his barn.

    The Kist is reinforced and sealed with cardboard and weights + 20 kilos empty! It was meant for heavy Pionier fuzes and could hold up to 50 kilos (so 70 kilos when it was full! ) .
    It has a great maker marking, a date (1939) and a clear waffenamt number. Besides there are still parts of two labels inside.

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    Latest find: a transport case for a German 88mm Flak shell . Icing on the cake the cap protection was still inside the case !
    This is a late war version with hinge system on the lid and dated 1945. Some of the original paint is still there, including the words "Luftdicht" (sealed) , the maker and the waffenamt number. I've always wanted on like these. Yeesssss!

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    That's a great item - what a 'find' !
     
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    At 1pm . Actually I firts went to a bigger fair and came back empty handed. I decided to go a much smaller place and among the plastic toys made in China........ I just went wow.
     
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    Latest pick up and one I've never seen before, not even on my favorite Kisten site.

    This seems to be a captured (Beute) Kist for Potato mashers. The outside label clearly mentions the Stiel Granaten and there is also an inside label with a 41-42 date.

    In my opinion it is converted French crate (one can still see a red mention "Haut" instead of the usual "Oben" . There is a Waffenamt marking in the wood also . Finally there seems to be a Black stencil marjing on the top. I don't knowwhetehr this is a German code or a faded French one. I love this little gem .

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    Very interesting item, Skipper !

    I've just looked in the same place that you look and can't find it also......

    It does share features with other German-made boxes ( eg the three screws holding the upper part of the latch, design of hinges, wooden joints etc ). Definitely a 'case' for more research.... ( Groan ! )
     
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    Thanks, can you decipher the line above the Stielgranaten one. I wonder what it could be .

    I will take more pictures with the lid markings (code) and what seems to be a WA marking on the side. This would make it a German box rather than a Beute one. Also the French markinsg could have been added by chalk by Todt workers.
     
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    Could it be 'Splittering' or something very similar ?

    This was of course the fragmentation sleeve which fitted over the Stielgranate.......
     
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    I was thinking about "Splintterringe" . This would mean the entire box was filled with pins for potato mashers and that this was a specific supply box for spares . If this were the case, it would be a rather rare model and the pieces of wood would possibly be separations for smaller carboard boxes .

    The second possibility would be "Splitterringe Stielhangranate 2" which would mean it is a box for the entire thing . (the smaller box had 12, I beleive , so this would be a double sized one for 24.

    I'm still not certain about the spelling of the first part of the word. Most interesting.
     
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    The code on the lid could be "4tM1b5" and the WA bird is followed by a "42" date.

    I also read the word" abgenommen" ( very small under the Stielhand granaten) and inside the lid there is a leftover of a label with 41/42 and an abreviation that could be related to weight .
     
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    My latest find! This tropen color Kist for 1500 rounds. Markings and paint are great. The zinc box plus labels are missing. The makers (HGB?) , date (38 upside down) and waa stamps are ok, but hard to decypher.

    This will be great for a S├╝dfront scene!

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