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« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2012, 07:09:21 am »

The ordinance regs call for blue paint on the carbine crate. What shade of blue do you all think was used?
When I was building my footlocker I knew the one I was copying was at Ft. Laramie. I called them and they mailed me a paint chip with the correct color circled. If they have one of the crates you're recreating maybe they'd do the same thing for you. Just suggest that if you're going to do that call them right now when they are less busy than in the summer with grass to mow and visitors to help.
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« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2012, 03:34:39 pm »

Delmonico,

You are correct.  I meant to say 1860's (my typo) as I couldn't remember if it was 1866 or '68.  Thanks for catching that.

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« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2012, 05:21:47 pm »

Delmonico,

You are correct.  I meant to say 1860's (my typo) as I couldn't remember if it was 1866 or '68.  Thanks for catching that.

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Easy to do, I just wanted it right for the record, to be truthful I thought the Bertand was 1857.
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« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2012, 05:07:16 pm »

Here are pics of the two crates I have completed so far.



Hi res version:
http://talbotsfineaccessories.com/cowboy/P1011954.JPG
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« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2012, 05:10:20 pm »

They look great!  Good work!
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« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2012, 05:11:55 pm »

Hand cutting the stencils is the time consuming bit. Now that I have these stencils I will make some more boxes.
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« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2012, 11:44:01 am »

I have some pictures of an original .577/450 Martini Henry ammo crate.  When I get a chance, I will have to post them here.  It's one of those things I should have bought on sight, but hesitated just a moment too long.  Emailed the guy for dimensions, he said he would get them before it shipped, but never came through.

Oh well.
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« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2012, 12:49:31 pm »

I would love to see those pics. I have several martinis and would love to have an ammo crate.
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« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2012, 12:08:40 am »

My apologies.  It's a Snider ammo crate.  However, a friend of mine is the site manager at Fort Battleford and has some reproduction MH crates.  I will have to try to remember to get some pictures and measurements (or just the source would be good) and get them to you.

Here are the crate pictures anyhow.





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« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2012, 12:07:24 pm »

That is a sweet looking crate. I have a snider as well as several martinis so I may need to make one of those boxes too someday.

I started a couple more ammo crates last night.
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« Reply #35 on: February 26, 2012, 06:59:35 pm »

Why would you build them weathered?,.....at the time being re enacted they were new,.....maybe dusty but new....
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« Reply #36 on: February 26, 2012, 07:13:49 pm »

http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,19260.0.html

Here's my stuff on this thread link above,.....
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« Reply #37 on: February 26, 2012, 08:43:33 pm »

Why would you build them weathered?,.....at the time being re enacted they were new,.....maybe dusty but new....

I want one of the boxes to look like it has been around for a while. The rest of the boxes are made to look new.

The one that has sat out this winter has a more slightly mellowed coloring and the cut edges are less glaring.
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« Reply #38 on: February 26, 2012, 08:49:55 pm »

http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,19260.0.html

Here's my stuff on this thread link above,.....

Your work is breathtaking.

If you are willing to engage in some shop talk I am all ears!

I particularly like what you have done with the pasteboard boxes. I have been makinng some mock ups but i have not finished any to my satisfaction. If you would case to share your wisdom in this matter I would be glad to soak it up.
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« Reply #39 on: February 26, 2012, 09:53:47 pm »

I'm still not happy with most of them,.....they are a constant work in progress when I have time,.....I'm feeling the urge to create again,....been a long dry spell,....
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« Reply #40 on: September 04, 2017, 10:23:57 am »

I googled "wooden ammo box reproductions" and got hundreds of pictures.  You'll have to sort through them to see which look best... and some are terribly inaccurate.
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« Reply #41 on: September 04, 2017, 10:52:18 am »

It runs in my mind that someone here, or on the SASS Wire, was making some well-researched crates.  This was a few years back and I recall the only issue I had with his crates was the paint jobs.  Way too perfect and brilliant.  Military crates were not nearly as well painted.
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« Reply #42 on: September 04, 2017, 11:08:49 am »

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« Reply #43 on: September 04, 2017, 02:47:23 pm »

Could have benn.  My memorizer thingy doesn't work very well anymorre

I think it went south about the same time my typing skill did.
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« Reply #44 on: September 04, 2017, 09:34:29 pm »

Probably was me....







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