Can anyone help me out with some photographs and dimensions to enable me to make a replica of a Japanese .44 S&W Russian ammunition box?
There is a photo of a 12 round box in "The Hand Cannons Of Imperial Japan” that is attributed to the Norman Hower collection.
There is a better photo (colour) of the same box in “Japanese Military Cartridge Handguns 1893-1945” This has a round displayed alongside it. The photograph is credited to Shin Nomura. (Ca). Does anyone know either Mr Hower or Mr Nomura and could ask them for the information.
I have tried to scale the box from the dimensions of the round in the photo, but I can’t work out the orientation of the rounds, as the box appears to be too short for two layers of 6 rounds, and too big for 12 rounds standing.
I would really like to know the box dimensions, construction method, and orientation of the rounds so that I can make an accurate replica box to display with my Japanese contract S&W’s.
Any help is appreciated. Thank you.