Argentine .30-06 box!


#1

This is the elusive Argentine .30-06 box unknown up to recent years. Both sides show a cancelled writing reading: “ESTOS TIROS DEBEN UTILIZARSE CON CARGADORES NUEVOS”, which means “These rounds should be used with new clips”. It is understood that this was a box made in the 1950’s for M1 Garand rifles loaded with “new clips” (to differentiate them from old Mauser clips) which was re-used in the 1970’s. All known boxes so far have a cancelled writing and were filled with FMK 1 Mod 0 rounds headstamped “F.L.B.” - 73 - 7,62 x 63 -, which was the latest production made for machine guns.


#2

Fede, what a superb box !!
Any chance of postign (or sending me) a picture where the text is more readable.
How many cartridges fit into the box.

Thanks
René


#3

Let me take a wild guess-- EIGHT!

Taber


#4

René, this is a 15 round box.

By the way, there is a English word to properly name this type of open top carton?


#5

Cardboard sleeves? I find them mostly i bandoleers, but 1 lot of the israeli 5,56mm the danish army bought some years ago, also came in sleeves in this fashion.
Soren


#6

Soren, thanks!


#7

Some 5.56mm frangible ammunition on 10 rd clips from Winchester was also packed in similar cardboard sleeves - as I remember, two 10 rd clips per sleeve, maybe three. I have one of these sleeves somewhere, will post if I find a picture of it.


#8

In the U.S., those little cardboard containers for clips of ammunition are called cartons. The same name that is used for the 20-round cardboard containers.

Ray


#9

Excellent find Fede !!!.