Des Moines Ordnance Plant artifacts

A local group of amateur historians is trying to assemble a display of artifacts from the old Des Moines Ordnance Plant. They are looking for items such as ammo boxes, cans, belts, etc that are marked. Ammo too, of course.

Anyone with such items please contact me and I’ll set up a line of communication.



30-06 boxes come to mind, and they probably have several of those, but here’s a .50BMG crate which was an opportunity just missed a couple months ago (sold for $122.00) :

Thanks Matt. That would have been a great addition to the display. Too bad it’s gone. I’ll send them the photo.