German fuse box with Tokarevs


#1

Got this at Williamsport. It is a German fuse box which Finns used to store captured Soviet ammo. Cool sentence soaked in WWII history. I have a firm commitment from a known Tokarev maniac to respond to this thread. He wanted to see the headstamps inside the box. Here they are…



#2

Now that is a super box! I have never seen one like it before, in any caliber. Great find Vlad.

John Moss


#3

The box had about 100 Tokarevs of various dates, the coolest one is the double headstamp “541 43”.


#4

That double stamp is neat. The box wasn’t sealed when you got it, was it? I bet not, as the 1948 rounds shouldn’t be there, were probably later non-Finn additions. There are two Finnish repack variations that I’ve seen; a standard 25 rounder that is also used with 9x19s, and this recycled German fuse container. There are a couple of Soviet Tokarev headstamps that I have only seen in the Finn repack boxes, one being the very rare "K / * / 44 / * / ".


#5

Not sealed, correct.