Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Department of Cool Guy Stuff





My late first father-in-law was a career soldier and a World War II veteran.

He spent a few years teaching Army ROTC at Purdue University, which included teaching college kids to shoot.

Among the things of his that I ended up with was this cool ammo box in which the Savanna (Illinois) Ordnance Depot shipped 1,040 rounds for the venerable .30 carbine – the very same weapon with which I qualified as an expert marksman during U.S. Air Force basic training at Lackland AFB in Texas.

It was shipped sometime between January, 1957 and July 1, 1963 when Zip Codes went into effect.

I use it to store pistol ammunition and gun cleaning supplies.

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