Some rare 37mm items

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Some rare 37mm items

Post by Robin » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:37 pm

Thought I'd share some pictures of some of my more uncommon 37mm items. First, canister rounds and wooden ammo box dated 5-45.
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Re: Some rare 37mm items

Post by Robin » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:39 pm

Left: Armor Plate Proof round
Center: M2 .22 caliber sub-caliber round
Right: M5 10 gauge blank adapter
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41 M3 37mm A/T gun
42 M1A1 75mm pack how
43 MBT trailer
43 WC52
43 WC62
44 Chevy 1.5 ton
44 MZ2 USMC radio Jeep
44 RL35 reel cart
44 K38 trailer
43 K52 trailer
43 M3A4 handcarts(8)
M1942 USMC handcart
M1917 Litter Carrier
M1917 Ammo cart
43 Columbia bike

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Re: Some rare 37mm items

Post by Tankdriver » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:59 pm

I love the canister round. I had one when I had my Stuart.

The neat thing about having the boxes, is they were just junk, meant to be thrown away. The fact that any of them have lasted over 75 years is amazing.

My best find on a ammo box is for my 57 mm, anti tank cannon.

I live in Memphis and it was made in Memphis by E L Bruce company in JUL 1942, and packaged in 8 1943. Bruce was a wood flooring before the war. And Bruce MS, was a Bruce Company Town. They owned all the trees around there....

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Re: Some rare 37mm items

Post by Kim Sievert » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:19 pm

Can you take a picture of the primer end of the casing, on the M2 .22 caliber sub-caliber round, please.
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Re: Some rare 37mm items

Post by SteveM8 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:22 am

In almost 30 years of collecting 37mm ammo for these guns, that is the first government issued .22 cal adapter that I have ever seen.


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Re: Some rare 37mm items

Post by Robin » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:48 pm

The bottom. Not in the best condition but it's the only one I have ever found.
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41 M3 37mm A/T gun
42 M1A1 75mm pack how
43 MBT trailer
43 WC52
43 WC62
44 Chevy 1.5 ton
44 MZ2 USMC radio Jeep
44 RL35 reel cart
44 K38 trailer
43 K52 trailer
43 M3A4 handcarts(8)
M1942 USMC handcart
M1917 Litter Carrier
M1917 Ammo cart
43 Columbia bike

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Re: Some rare 37mm items

Post by Kim Sievert » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:33 pm

Thank you for the bottom picture of the 22 rimfire, sub-caliber shell.
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Re: Some rare 37mm items

Post by nirvana » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:25 am

A relative of mine was in a cannon unit it WW2, and was apparently proficient enough that he was assigned to train other guys stateside before being deployed. The actual use of these 22lr shells was entertaining to hear about. There would be a string on a series of pulleys, attached to which would be little paper tank targets. Someone would move the string, and the "tank" would travel, at which point the guys would shoot at it. They had to hit some many of the moving targets to qualify.

He also mentioned using these 22lr shells to shoot quail and so forth on the training range, birds that would then be roasted for the other guys. He rather enjoyed this last bit.
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Re: Some rare 37mm items

Post by SteveM8 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:33 am

I made this .22 adapter over 20 years ago. I found a perfect unfired case with a threaded primer hole, and used that to make it. I have never seen another such case. I also just made this 12 ga. adapter, and it seems to fire tracer slugs well enough. I have not really tested it for accuracy though.

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Re: Some rare 37mm items

Post by Robin » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:55 pm

Found this today. M51A1 Shot, Target Practice, with Tracer. Nice original paint.
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41 M3 37mm A/T gun
42 M1A1 75mm pack how
43 MBT trailer
43 WC52
43 WC62
44 Chevy 1.5 ton
44 MZ2 USMC radio Jeep
44 RL35 reel cart
44 K38 trailer
43 K52 trailer
43 M3A4 handcarts(8)
M1942 USMC handcart
M1917 Litter Carrier
M1917 Ammo cart
43 Columbia bike

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