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BANDOLEER AND STRIPPER CLIPPED

Early ammunition can circa 1960 used for 600 rounds of bandoleer ammunition, which equates out to 12 Bandoleers and 120 five round stripper clips.


Note the W/|\D (War Department) wording as part of the Government Explosives warning sign.

Photos courtesy of Rob Handyside.

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Typical later packaging for the bandoleer ammunition is 4 cans inside an outer collapsible plywood crate.  The size of these crates is 12.5 x 8 x 17.5 inches and weigh 70.4 lbs ea.


Outer packaging crate, holding four M19A1 cans each holding 200 rounds of
F4 Ball Ammunition on Mark 3 Stripper Clips and in Mk. 1 Bandoleers.


Outer packaging opened showing the four M19A1 cans
"top and tailed" with plywood partitions to stop rattling


M19A1 can

 F4 Model
Ball Ammunition

in 5 rnd MK 3 Chargers (clips)

in MK 1 Bandoleers

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CARTON


Standard M19A1 can used for 300 rounds of 'Carton' F4 Ammunition
containing seven 40 round and one 20 round cardboard cartons.

 F4 Model
Ball Ammunition

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CARTON (Blister packs)

Part of the second shipment to the US contained 'Blister packed' ammunition.  The ammunition was sealed in plastic with 5 rounds sandwiched between two layers of plastic in four groups of five rounds.  Each five round group could be broken off from the others leaving all groups still sealed.  These were then packed into a corrugated cardboard carton (160 rounds) 8 layers of 4 'blister' packs, 5 cardboard cartons to a wooden crate.


Wooden Crate, Cardboard Carton and the 4 Blister Packs that are joined together

 


Four sets of 4 blister packs to each cardboard carton

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Bandoleer and Stripper cliped

Cartoned

Cartoned (blister packs)

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