This is a ammunition tin American 30 caliber M1 steel ammunition tin,with all its original markings and has been over painted in black camouflage paint.The tin has all its original green paint under the black over paint probably done by the soldiers in the battle for some reason on the inside all its original green paintwork the tin has very little rust and no rust holes the lid still opens and closes and comes off like it should also the lock works perfectly and has its carry handle as well a very nice condition ammunition tin especially for a battlefield find. This tin came from a local brocante or boot fair in Bras a village just outside Bastogne in the Ardennes Forest used by the American forces in the battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944-1945.A very nice rare relic freshly found in September 2018 in Belgium ware it has been since the battle.
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