Ammo Cans

Ammo Can or Ammo Box ?

Ammo Can 

  • Disposable
  • Air tight, with a tear open strip
  • cannot be resealed

Ammo Box

  • hinged or removable lid
  •  rubber gasket
  • can be resealed
British copy of the M2A1 differs from the U.S. model in the size of the hinge slightly heavier than the M2A1 usually
For 100, 20mm cartridges clamp on each end no hinge 18.5 x 14.5 x 8.2” NSN is 8140-00-739-0233 Drawing Number 
for 30x  30mm cartridges Two 15rd Belts lid has a clamp on each end has a rubber gasket 9.5 x 18.5
plastic ammo box for 30, linked 25mm Cartridges  opens on the bottom and top both lids have a hinge lids
.30-06 ammunition May 6, 1942 thru 1945 (phased out by the 1950s) 250 rounds in a cloth or linked belt for the
for 40MM Ammunition 6 3/8" W x 18 1/2" L x 10 1/4" H Rubber O-ring Gasket Lid is removable
.30-06 ammunition replaced the M1 Ammo Box and M1A1 Ammo Box Adopted in 1946 1946 to 1953 3-13/16 x 7-1/4” x 11” lid
.30-06 ammunition replaced the M19 Ammo Box 1954 to Present Adapted for 7.62mm NATO ammunition 7.62x51mm National Stock Number (NSN)
.30-06 ammunition Replaced the M1 Ammo Box June 1945 - 1950s (phased out in the 1960s) Better Gasket New Machine
Used durring World War Two WWII Adopted September 21, 1942 1942 - 1945 Used for .50 caliber ammunition Held 105
Replaced the M2 Ammo Box 1945 - Present Originally built for 100 rounds of .50 caliber cartridges post World War
.45 Cal pistol in cartons  
.30 Cal rifle 8 rd clips/bandoleers
developed during WWII rubber gasket and six clamps for the lid 18-1/2 x 9-1/2 x 14-5/8 gray color indicates Navy
  800 rounds of 5.56mm cartridges 4 magazines for the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) 12.9 x 7.29 x 8.9”
for 32 cartridges 40mm (grenade) for Mk19 18.7” x 6.3” x 10.3” opener on each end no hinge lid must
For 25mm linked cartridges lid has an opener on both ends no hinge has a carry handle on both ends
holds two 120 mm mortar rounds lid has an opener on both ends no hinge  6.36 X 12.3 X 31.7”
For three rounds of 81mm Mortar lid has a clamp on both ends has a rubber gasket 5.7 x 14.3
  for 60mm Mortar ammunition 12-1/32 L x 6-3/32W x 13-25/64 H NSN is 8140-00-198-4697  Drawing number is. 9234843  
for 8 cartridges for 60mm Mortar M224 same lid as the M2A1 .50 caliber box 12-1/32 x 6-3/32 x 16-5/16”
T4, was one of the first steel ammo boxes. experimental manufactured by City Auto Stamping Co., Toledo, Ohio Was intended for


  • OD shade 34088
    a light green shade of olive drab
  • OD shade 24087 
    darker OD shade found on many WWII and later boxes
  • OD shade 34088
    a more green color
  • OD shade 34087
    a light OD color
  • White Boxes used in tanks
  • Gray Boxes used by Navy
  • Blue Boxes loaded with blank ammunition


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