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Old 02-11-2018, 02:45 AM   #1
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Hello everyone,

I recently acquired this ammo box that has a very unique camo! I am wondering if anyone has any problems with the it, or if this may be war time?

I am far from an expert with ammo cans, however comparing the paint scheme to what I look for in helmets, I took the chance on it. Sadly someone did scratch away at the markings. A real shame.

I dont see enough of these to know, so any help would go a long way!

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It's a normal 1938-39 camo pattern. This model of box would be used for several things apart from carrying ammo: tools for FlaK guns, petrol and oil cans for weapons...I don't think it has any particular relation with Italian front. Nice anyhow. I've got one myself.

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It's a normal 1938-39 camo pattern. This model of box would be used for several things apart from carrying ammo: tools for FlaK guns, petrol and oil cans for weapons...I don't think it has any particular relation with Italian front. Nice anyhow. I've got one myself.

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Hi Carles,

Thanks for your input! If a helmet had this paint scheme it would be considered southern front - so I thought this would be the same for Field Equipment. Thanks for correcting me.

As for the paint, does it look period to you?

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As for the paint, does it look period to you?

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Yep, period, no doubt. I've got the impression these boxes dated 1938 might be related to the 1938 Portuguese contract.

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Yep, period, no doubt. I've got the impression these boxes dated 1938 might be related to the 1938 Portuguese contract.

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Oh great to know! I have secretly been collecting Portuguese and Angolan items so that is interesting to see!

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I don't think it has any particular relation with Italian front.
I have seen dozends of those camoed cans for sale at Batterie Todt museum at Pas de Calais, bought 2 there app. 20 years ago.
So for sure not italy.
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A common camo pattern found on numerous prewar ammo cans and ammo crates. Some also have a dark brown pattern added as well.
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Thanks guys for the confirmation! I very much appreciate it

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