Here are two of the three variations of the WWII Brophy boxes. Pretty much a master armorers box for the USGI weapons including the Garand, Carbine, 1903 and 1903A3, 50 cal, 30 cals, the BAR and the 22's. They made three different variations of this box and the contents varied slightly but they are very useful if you work on USGI WWII weapons. I have helped a few of the board members assemble these over the years because they are hard to find in complete condition but I think they are great.
This one is kind of special to me, it is a Marine Corps shooter's box and my uncle Jim was a sniper in Nam and the guy who really taught me distance shooting. I am not sure it was issued with a specific list of parts but the snipers probably outfitted them as they saw fit. I keep all my NOS National match parts in there plus my tools and gauges for the M14 that are spares for my field box and really the ones that I use the most. I could lay out the contents but I doubt most would care because it is the tool box itself that is the hard part to find.
Again...most informative piece of work is Robert Segel's book on machine gun issued equipment for every MG from 1895-1945. He listed all tools/parts/accessories that were issued for every MG....in full color...the best work on this subject.
I am going to start breaking this thread apart and thought I would do one category for the Browning tools/kits, one for other USGI tools and one for everything else or should I do one for other MG's and then one for everything else? There are a few different ways we can go with this so any thoughts or input on this from you would be helpful.
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