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Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:44 pm
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Hi Alan
The slide lids do come towards you as they have a slight taper and will only pull out in one direction. They were colour coded. I do not know all the details. I am very sure other members ca ...

Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:49 pm
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Hi Rob D
The tin inner lining is made in such away as the opening has a folded over edge, which is very smooth to the touch. this edge also strengthens the opening as the tin is less than 1/64" ...

Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:53 pm
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Hi Bazza
I have just finished a MK V ammo box take a look. I have spent a long time researching the MK V box
Any question I will try and help. But I must say I am no expert.

Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:28 pm
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Hi Alan The box is made from mahogany. I was lucky enough to have a damaged Victorian gate leg table which I recycled. The opening is tapered and slides horizontally with the aid of the finger pull. ...

Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:21 pm
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Hi all
Have at long last finished my MK V Martini ammo box.
Would like to take this opportunity to thank all members for their contributions especially Bill Cainan, Jeff Dickinson and Adrian Whitin ...

Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:33 pm
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Hi Adrian
Me again. yes please any information would be a great help.
Believe the mk 4 inner lining, is very different to the mk 5 lining in its manufacture. Believe they used less pieces to make ...

Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:16 pm
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Many thanks All
Adrian. Would be very grateful for any information or pictures you may have regarding the explosive seal.
intend to make a very good quality repro, but can not find any information ...

Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:49 am
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Hi all
Have just spotted a reproduction mk v M H Ammo box on eBay.
If any body is interested.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221313354428?

Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:33 pm
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Hi all
Can anyone tell me, where in Great Britain I could view a Martini Henry mark V ammunition box with a tin lining, does one exist or do I have to travel to South Africa?
The Box has been wel ...

Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:22 pm
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Many thanks guys
It's the small wax seal on the right of the sliding lid seam I am finding difficulty understanding. At present cannot find an image or description.
Lester

Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:27 am
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Hi all
Would be very grateful for any information or pictures relating to the coloured explosive labels which would go in the small recessed area to the right on the sliding lid seam of the Mk V mar ...
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