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Old 06-04-24, 02:41
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Default Mk 1 UC Stowage bin with lid

Another mystery to me is what was intended to be stored in the right side bin next to the driver with the lid?
Anybody know?
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It is in the manual as Bin-Ammunition but dose not state what type.
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Yes, itís definitely for .303 British ammunition and I always thought it was for the loose rounds packed in the cardboard cartons but the cartons I have of blank rounds seem too big to fit in the metal bin.
Hope somebody can shed some light on the proper contents of the metal bin.
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I wonder if bin 45 (next to the driver with the lid) might fit Boyes rifle ammo on bandoleers.
Most of the bins are reasonable tight with little wastage of space or metal. An example is the Bren Auxilery pouches which will fit into some of the bins. They are quite snug, but a perfect fit.
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There were several different types of packaging. If I remember correctly, a 10 round packet tied up with string, a 32 round box, and 48 round box, so may have been for one of them. I have also seen a 20 round box but that may have been post war.
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Yes, thanks to you Rob I finally found out what those bins were for. It was nice to finally fill them! 20 years later and Iím still finding out information on my carrier. Will probably take another 20 years to complete it!
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Another mystery to me is what was intended to be stored in the right side bin next to the driver with the lid?
Anybody know?
Thanks,Derk
tracer ammo in the separated bin section with the lid.

Derk & Tom: once the punters are done with their unsupported guessing games, see Rule #1.

Rule #1: examine original source material
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tracer ammo in the separated bin section with the lid.

Derk & Tom: once the punters are done with their unsupported guessing games, see Rule #1.

Rule #1: examine original source material

You can always count on Michael R to come up with the goods! What does that drawing state goes in the dismountable bin next to the wireless?
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You can always count on Michael R to come up with the goods! What does that drawing state goes in the dismountable bin next to the wireless?
Thatís for loose or in cartons ammunition, can be removed and passed around to replenish magazines # tag punter No3.

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I take that was why the mag loader on the battery box was included - to bomb up magazines from loose rounds?
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You can always count on Michael R to come up with the goods! What does that drawing state goes in the dismountable bin next to the wireless?
I believe the consensus of the forum members years ago was that it held 5 bandoliers of rifle ammunition. The storage diagrams said 250 rounds. The box fit 5 fully loaded bandoliers perfectly.
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I believe the consensus of the forum members years ago was that it held 5 bandoliers of rifle ammunition. The storage diagrams said 250 rounds. The box fit 5 fully loaded bandoliers perfectly.
The early Canadian produced book/manuals stowage plans and folded large format charts can be somewhat puzzling historical terminology when it identifies the removable metal box as a Ďmagazineí.
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I heard bandoleers went in the metal ammo bin as well years ago but if it was .303 ammunition used with the Bren mag filling machine then it would make more sense it was loose ammunition packed in cartons rather than bandoleers which would all be in 5 round stripper clips. To load the Bren mags with the filling machine the 5 rounds would have to be stripped from the stripper clips to put in the filler machine. Seems like a lot of work.
Now the carrier did also have service rifles stowed in the carrier. Could the metal ammo bin hold both cartons of .303 to refill the Bren mags and have a bandoleer or 2 for the service rifles?
Any thoughts on this.
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