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Need help on ID leather barrel case?

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I picked this up at a Military Surplus store near OFASTS this weekend. My first thought was 1917 or 1919 barrel case but it's a little long for that and two barrels would be rattling around in it.  It appears to have an Ordnance cartouche with "6" inside the wheel. Also marked "T-37" with an "A" cartouche.  Any idea what this case is for? Maps? Thanks in advance.

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  Davy Keith,
  Four Laws of Firearm Safety
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418 Pittman Rd.
Ellisville, MS 39437
(601)319-2675
(877)852-9532 Fax
 
FFL 1-64-03368

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I believe it is a WW1 era telescope case.

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11 minutes ago, AirCav73 said:

I believe it is a WW1 era telescope case.

Ok thanks!


  Davy Keith,
  Four Laws of Firearm Safety
  1. The gun is always loaded
  2. Never let the muzzle point at anything you are not willing to destroy
  3. Keep your booger hook off the trigger until your sights are on the target
  4. Always be sure of your target and what is behind it
uc?id=0B55KHZZG8rMwNmpZVUhLeHEzTlU&expor
418 Pittman Rd.
Ellisville, MS 39437
(601)319-2675
(877)852-9532 Fax
 
FFL 1-64-03368

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I can't seem to find another example of this.  I'm not an expert but I can't see how this would be a telescope case as it's clearly oval and not round which made me think it could have been a case for a barrel.  Also with the Ordnance cartouche it made me lean towards something gun related. More pictures: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWcYrAE

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  Davy Keith,
  Four Laws of Firearm Safety
  1. The gun is always loaded
  2. Never let the muzzle point at anything you are not willing to destroy
  3. Keep your booger hook off the trigger until your sights are on the target
  4. Always be sure of your target and what is behind it
uc?id=0B55KHZZG8rMwNmpZVUhLeHEzTlU&expor
418 Pittman Rd.
Ellisville, MS 39437
(601)319-2675
(877)852-9532 Fax
 
FFL 1-64-03368

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Could be a double spare barrel case for the MG 08 machine gun. I’ve seen these leather cases before. Again it holds 2 barrels.

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Finnish maxim barrel case.  Looks like the inserts are torn out.  There is a center steel guide support that had been riveted in and one at the bottom.  German barrels are just a tad too long to fit and close the lid fully.

Edited by johnsonlmg41

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