How are 37mm shells fixed in ammo crates

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How are 37mm shells fixed in ammo crates

Post by John James Arnold » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:35 am

Hi...Can anyone tell me how 37mm shells were kept in ammo crates ,were they in cardboard sleeves? otherwise they would just roll around when transported?...photos would be great....Cheers John
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Re: How are 37mm shells fixed in ammo crates

Post by W. Winget » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:37 pm

Yes, cardboard sleeves similar to bazooka rounds in size, but not length. Someone may have the box photos from a manual, I have an original box at home with no partitions inside it.
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Re: How are 37mm shells fixed in ammo crates

Post by John James Arnold » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:21 pm

Thanks W.Winget.....hopefully someone has a photo of the shells insitu....Regards John
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Re: How are 37mm shells fixed in ammo crates

Post by W. Winget » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:54 pm

Searched previous posts, someone mentioned the 86MB Arty Ammo manual here:
http://www.90thidpg.us/Reference/Manual ... nition.pdf
There are other ammo manuals on the bottom of this page:
http://www.90thidpg.us/Reference/Manuals/

Thanks to Rick aka "Ordnance" back in 2011

Can't see it for another hour or three for download...sigh.
An old post with a box for sale was here: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=206510&p=1208564&h ... x#p1208564
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Re: How are 37mm shells fixed in ammo crates

Post by Robin » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:24 pm

37mm rounds were packed in 20 and 8 round wooden crates. Each round was in its own cardboard tube. Each row separated by a sheet of card board. Early tubes were waxed natural colored cardboard while later ones in black cardboard tubes.
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Post by W. Winget » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:59 am

Thank for the photos Robin, very nice selection of old and new patterns.
Now if I had time to make a few of them up for my box....
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Re: How are 37mm shells fixed in ammo crates

Post by RobL » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:34 pm

W Winget,
The images from Robin say it all.
But a number of years ago, I made a couple hundred of these tubes for collectors. Embossed metal end caps, etc. Unfortunately, they've long since sold out, but I know the tubes still change hands from time to time.
So in case you encounter them - keep in mind, these are repro. (Most of mine were lacquered and/or waxed as well when i shipped them out - so they look even more like Robin's grand originals!)
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Post by jonsm114 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:40 pm

Thanks Rob for making them..have several crates and the tubes..great display.

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Re: How are 37mm shells fixed in ammo crates

Post by John James Arnold » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:16 pm

Hi Guys ...Thanks for all your input...so does anyone have 3 of these tubes[orig or repro] for my 37mm impression?....regards John
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Re: How are 37mm shells fixed in ammo crates

Post by John James Arnold » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:39 am

Hi Guys
Does anyone have 3 of RobinL's repro cardboard 37mm shell holders they can sell, needed for WW2 impression this summer? Thanks John
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Re: How are 37mm shells fixed in ammo crates

Post by ferdockm » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:01 am

Rob,

How did you go about getting these tubes reproduced? Did you know someone who could make the correct sizes and emboss the end caps?

I'm thinking I may want to make some of these myself.

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