65th (2nd Yorkshire North Riding) Regiment of Foot
Ammunition Box - Small-Arm
The British Army 560-cartridge small arms ammunition box of the period was a wooden box with a sliding lid section on the top. It was held together by brass self-tapping screws and glued.
My sources quote that "those for tropical countries are made of teak, with mahogany ends", which begs the question, what about non-tropical? I have made mine tropical.
They were unpainted and a paper label (included in plans) was glued, using shellac, to the box.
The lid is secured by a brass countersunk 2" screw, the head of which is covered by a wax seal..
The handles were rope loops at each end, with the ends spliced together to form handgrips.
Ammunition box, packages of 10
rounds, cartridge and bullet
© Tim Ryan
Plan - page 1
Plan - page 2 (including label)
Note: When printing plans on A4 paper, set your left and right margins to 10mm.
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