Tommy Gun Catalog Auction

Lot 198 – WW2 45 Frankford Arsenal Ammunition Wooden Crate – Complete

Winning Bid: $132.57

WW2 early war 45 Caliber Ammunition Crate which held 1800 Cartridges (High Pressure Test) from Frankford Arsenal, complete and in very good condition. Used by Armorers for pressure testing weapons.

Estimate – $200.00 – $300.00

Item condition: Used


Early WW2 Frankford Arsenal Wooden Cartridge Crate which originally held 1800 Cartridges of .45 High Pressure Test Ammunition, was 2 boxes of 900 cartridges, 2 to a crate. This crate with 1800 cartridges were the second variation of wooden crate, the first having 2000 cartridges. The 1800 round cartridge Wooden Crate lasted for a very short period of time till they went to crates holding 1200 cartridges which they carried on with till at least the 1960’s – 1970’s (using a different packing method and Wooden Crates in the 1960’s and 1970’s)..

These cartridges were designed for proof testing guns and were only used by factories and armories, not for general issue. Well marked and complete in excellent condition, very hard to find in any condition since very few were made in comparison to regular ball cartridges. Very hard to find item that displays very well.

Total Bids Placed:

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Highest bidder was: M19wxyz

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
M19wxyz June 18, 2022 9:05 am $132.57
Auction started June 11, 2022 12:00 pm

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