A08239 2CM HIGH EXPLOSIVE AMMO CASE. (Patronenkasten) 26 1/4" x 9 7/8" x 8", nicely constructed softwood ammunition case for 2cm high explosive ammo. Case features dovetailed corner joints and small protective metal plates to all four corners. Top slat lid with two inset metal hinges to reverse and dual inset locking clips to obverse. Inset metal plates to either end of case with heavy metal swivel carrying handles. Each end of case has white stencilled script, "2cm". One end of case has an impressed waffen-amt stamp and manufacturers initials and date, "W.G. 1939". Case retains about 85% of its original field-grey paint with normal scuffs and scrapes. Reverse of case has a large printed label with inkstamped particulars. Some of the inkstamped script is illegible but part of it appears to be, "Zentralbauleitung d. Waffen SS u. Polizei", (Central Construction Administration of the Waffen-SS and Police), and date that appears to be, "9 Mai 1944". Interior of fold back top lid with printed contents decal with script that includes, "100 2cm Sprenggranat-Patronen Üb.", (100 2cm High Explosive-Practice Shells), and, "gefertigt 12. 2. 1944" (manufactured). Interior lid also has a printed instructional decal. Case is in overall good condition.

GRADE ***3/4                             PRICE $190.00

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