Seeking Wooden Ammo box hardware

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Seeking Wooden Ammo box hardware

Post by Andy Cole » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:12 am

Hello,
I am setting up to make a 1917 browning water cooled gun spare parts box. It uses the same spring loaded latch as the wooden ammo boxes.
Does anyone have a ratty wooden ammo box that rot or termites have carried it to beyond repair? if I could find a source for those latches and hinges I'd set about making ammo boxes too.

Andy
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Re: Seeking Wooden Ammo box hardware

Post by 749th tank battalion » Wed May 17, 2017 12:04 pm

there was a guy on the 1919a4 forum named Jeff that recreated the latches and hinges I believe. This is going back a couple years. He has a business called "iron creations" on the web. Those parts don't seem to be listed now but it might pay off to call him and see if he has any odd ones laying around that weren't worth listing on his site.

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Re: Seeking Wooden Ammo box hardware

Post by Andy Cole » Wed May 17, 2017 12:19 pm

I tried that already. He said he did not have any, and no plans to make any more.

I've been fortunate enough to acquire several boxes, but upon getting them, can not bring myself to rob the hardware.

I think I'm going to just make a latch from scratch.

Andy
1943 Willys MB285433 D.O.D. 12-3-1943
1951 M100 trailer D.O.D. 3/51
1951 M37 Truck D.O.D. 5-28-1951
Wife D.O.D 7-21-1979
Boy D.O.D. 2-15-2007
Girl D.O.D. 4-9-2009
Girl D.O.D. 10-23-2012

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Re: Seeking Wooden Ammo box hardware

Post by ccandgc » Wed May 17, 2017 10:02 pm

I believe Len on the A4 boards makes a complete spare parts box.
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Re: Seeking Wooden Ammo box hardware

Post by Andy Cole » Thu May 18, 2017 3:36 am

He does. But I'm a "do it yourself" kinda guy. I like the challenge.

I did get the hinges for the top from him.
1943 Willys MB285433 D.O.D. 12-3-1943
1951 M100 trailer D.O.D. 3/51
1951 M37 Truck D.O.D. 5-28-1951
Wife D.O.D 7-21-1979
Boy D.O.D. 2-15-2007
Girl D.O.D. 4-9-2009
Girl D.O.D. 10-23-2012

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