6 mm U.S. Navy (Lee) Packing Boxes (Crates), WRA Co., 1900


From the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, McCracken Research Library digital collection, WRA Co. drawing collection here is a drawing showing 1000 round packing crates including ammunition for the 6mm machine gun (I assume loaded in belts) and 6mm ammunition in clips (I assume for the rifle). The drawing is dated 1900 and was “discarded” in 1902.

Included in the pdf below is a screen shot of the drawing in its entirety and then screen shots of enlarged sections of the drawing to provide better detail.

6 mm U.S. Navy (Lee) Packing Boxes (Crates), WRA Co., 1900.pdf (2.0 MB)



Are there any actual surviving crates? Anywhere?