Securing ammo boxes on the handcart

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Securing ammo boxes on the handcart

Post by novectaner » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:45 am

I have never liked how the ammo boxes are able to slide around on the handcart even when the straps are pulled down tight. So I decided to make a small wooden box with a bar across the front to keep the ammo boxes secure when moving the cart. It is fairly simple, using a 1 x 6 piece of wood. I know it's not period correct, but with the green paint it fits in fairly well. And the pocket it creates under tripod leg is a good place to store small items.
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Re: Securing ammo boxes on the handcart

Post by ccandgc » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:02 am

Nice. Looks official painted green....most would be none the wiser. I was annoyed by the same thing, so I'll be borrowing your idea. :)
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Re: Securing ammo boxes on the handcart

Post by novectaner » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:07 am

I see your spare parts box, the water chest, the condenser hose in canvas and AA extension, but what is the box in the lower left and the box under the condenser hose?
Thanks for commenting on my little project.

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Re: Securing ammo boxes on the handcart

Post by ccandgc » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:14 am

After getting rid of photobucket, I've not had any luck with posting pictures....what are you using? I'm trying Imgur now. I,don't like it.
The box under the hose I believe is the belt loader. I can't remember what the other is.... :roll:
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Re: Securing ammo boxes on the handcart

Post by novectaner » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:35 am

You can attach pics directly here on G503 now. There's an attachment tab at the bottom of the page when you post. I also use pisasa to reduce the size of a typical pic from the 2-4 MB down to 100-200 KB
Here's a pic from a long time ago, when I first got it together.
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Re: Securing ammo boxes on the handcart

Post by frenchman » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:48 pm

very good idea on the ammo box looking good
by the way what is the attachment on the bottom of the page to post pictures
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Re: Securing ammo boxes on the handcart

Post by Robin » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:49 pm

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Re: Securing ammo boxes on the handcart

Post by 42swing » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:51 am

I really like your idea and will borrowing it. Who's to say some enterprising Sgt. didn't come up with something similar at some point?
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Re: Securing ammo boxes on the handcart

Post by matt506 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:11 am

I too can never get ammo boxes to fit right. Kinda clumsy when trying to do a display and such. Here is a loaded one with some ideas of what to put in a cart for displaying. This one was pictured at Camp Ripley Mn.
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