DH118 FIELD HOWITZER AMMO CASE. (Feldhaubitzgranate Kasten) Large, 23 1/2" x 22 3/4" x 10 5/8", nicely constructed natural wooden case, with dovetailed corner joints, and tongue and groove slats. Top lid with two lateral reinforcement slats with dove-tailed grooved slots. Both top and bottom corners have screwed on metal protective plates. One plate to top is absent. Top lid with two inset metal hinges to reverse and two pressure closure clips to obverse. Sides have screwed on metal plates with swivel carrying handles. One plate has come off case, but is included. A wooden slat has been nailed to case side to replace missing plate. All metal fixtures, excluding hinges retain most of their protective reddish/brown primer paint. Top lid with black stenciled script, "Packkiste Nr. 14", (Packing crate). Remnants of a printed contents decal to one side of case. Interior top lid with two printed decals with handwritten and inkstamped particulars. One decal scripted, "Inhalt und Packzettel", (Contents and Packing slip), has handwritten date, "7.6-44". Other decal describes contents as, "200 Stück Sprengldg. d. F.H. Gr. 39 ZB", (200 Pieces Demolition Charge for the Field Howitzer Shell 39 Central Battery). Decal is also inkstamped with waffen-amt and date, "7. Juni 1944".

GRADE ***1/4                             PRICE $79.00

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