Any input on value?
Where have you been stealing surplus ammo?Each one of those sealed cans is worth about $220 (+/-).
I was wondering if they were some sort of belt fed that hung on a machine gun. It's the notch in the crate that had me wondering.First one is not German, it's a WWI .30 cal Browning machine gun ammo box, that mounts on the tripod. They run about $120 with the canvas or leather carry handle intact, about $60-80 without.
On the top? When I first saw the pic, knew I had seen one before, and kept thinking it was for a Maxim. The cutout on the top is where the carry strap laid, you can still see the two pins the strap attached to.I was wondering if they were some sort of belt fed that hung on a machine gun. It's the notch in the crate that had me wondering.
Now I see what you're talking about, yes, that's for the mount. There's a company that got a bunch of these, cleaned them up real nice, and made cigar humidors out of them. Done by vets, and proceeds go to non-profits that help vets. $300 a pop.I knew that the cut out in the top was for a missing carry strap. I am referring to the slit that is cut vertically in the one end.