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Twelve .50 Caliber Ammo Cans 11x7x5.5" M2A1

 
Military
970032
048018182396
ZAA-001
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Brand New, Unissued, Military Stamped M2A1 ammo cans are very rare in unissued condition, sealed in the original, factory 12 count case.

We found a very limited overrun supply from a current government contractor. This is how the government buys them-but at a fraction of the cost! All cans are in excellent, uncirculated condition stamped with M2A1.

Airtight and watertight these cans feature a removable lid with a rubber gasket, flat folding handle for carrying, lever lid, and they are constructed of heavy gauge steel.

Cans measure 11" X 7" X 5.5" and are factory clean inside and out; totally odor free. Some cans may show unavoidable and extremely slight imperfections due to shipping and handling.

There are no better cans on the market anywhere. Price is for a factory case of 12 cans with dividers between each can to keep the cans in excellent condition. Very Limited Supply. Made in the USA.

Manufacturer Number: 970032

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Total number of Reviews: 67

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4.0 5
"I wanted a Grade 1 used ammo can to store ammunition but after reading the reviews for that item was afraid I'd get a bunch of rusty/painted/scratched cans shipped. I really didn't want to have to dress up bad items so went this route. 12 is more than I wanted, and it is more expensive, but after I recieved them, am very happy with the purchase. All cans are like new and look great just like the ad said. Some cans have paint overspray and one can had a paint pool from a drip(?). I am very happy with the purchase. Probably the only ammo cans I've ever been able to purchase in new condition."
5.0 5
"I wasn't sure what I would receive. In the past most .50 ammo cans I've seen were poor at best. I received one very large and heavy box. Being unsuccessful at lifting it, I don't know how the UPS guy got it to my front door. I tore the box apart and was very pleasantly surprised to see super perfect ammo cans. I never thought I would need 12 cans, but I filled them all in less than an hour.So is this a good deal. You bet it is. I've just ordered another 12 pack."
5.0 5
"I received this in three days, as always, CDC has fast shipping. I had bought several used ammo cans, and these are much better. Brand new, unhurt in any way. If you are preparing for the zombie apocalypse by stockpiling ammo this is the way to go."
5.0 5
"A Can of bullets for these. Absolutely perfect condition, air tight. Opened first can and it actually had a vacuum seal due to altitude it was delivered to. I hope I am able to purchase more. A perfect addition for bulk reloading."
5.0 5
"I bought three of the used cans about a week ago. They were pretty awesome except for the smell and rust. By the time I packed them full of crap I realized that I could totally go for more cans. Then I saw the 12 pack \"unissued\". Holy cow. They are amazing. They are brand spanking new, no rust, no bad smell. For the price I couldn't resist. I would love to buy more but I'm gonna have to save up. Hopefully they will still be around."
3.0 5
"The cans are perfect, air tight and water tight. They held a vacuum, as another reviewer already noted. Drop a large desiccant bag in each one and you are set. These may even seem like a good deal, however...My complaint is with the shipping. These added $52 to the shipping cost of my order, which I didn't realize until afterwards. When I place them in an order alone the ground shipping is $72.93"
5.0 5
"Excellent! Clean, fresh, dent and smell free! Best I've seen. A++++ just ... may ... need ... more ..."
5.0 5
"Never bought used cans but from the other reviews it seemed that they can potentially have issues with seals and odors. These are brand-spanking new, no dents, fresh paint and no foul odor....for not a whole lot more than the used ones. As always, quick shipping from CTD."
5.0 5
"I sure didn't think I needed 12, but I filled 10 after all! Great condition."
5.0 5
"Exactly as advertised. They look brand new and all the ones I have opened so far are air tight."
5.0 5
"These cans are just as described, and for just over $$ a can the price is hard to beat at most stores for a used one...It is really hard not to order another set."
5.0 5
"The case arrived all beat to death, so some of the cans had minor scratches and dings. This is the shippers fault, but perhaps CTD should ship these things out in a reinforced box. I didn't take off a bullet, but you should be aware that they may have some slight damage in shipping."
5.0 5
"These are a must buy if you like using ammo cans. The higher price is well worth the peace of mind know that your can is defect free. I have ordered one lot already and am getting another."
5.0 5
"I bought a set of these ammo cans a couple weeks ago and was so impressed with the quality I order another dozen. Cans are nice NOS, no dents or scratches."
5.0 5
"Bought these thinking I would use 2~3 and resell the rest. They came in perfect condition and work so well I'm keeping and using them for all kinds of things other than ammo storage. If this continues, I might even buy some more... Very good quality."
5.0 5
"I bought a 12 pack and filled them. I'm about to buy another. Get them while you can."
5.0 5
"I just received another shipment of these and just like the others, they arrived in perfect condition. I doubt I'll buy any more, but who knows?"
5.0 5
"Get pristine, virgin ammo cans. Shipping was quick as always. Box is extremely heavy. A dozen new fat fifty cans would be awesome....Good hunting!"
4.0 5
"Beautiful cans, new, unused, pristine.Box should have been taped a little more; outer seams were juuussst about to give.I'd rather pay the extra for new unused cans.Yes the shipping does add extra cost, depending where you live.But these are NEW cans with NEW seals.I have read of some disappointments with surplus cans, even in grade-1 condition.I don't think I have anything to add that hasn't already been said about CTDs excellent customer service, except that I work for a major retailer and know a thing or two about customer service, and I can concur wholeheartedly."
3.0 5
"These cans may be new-unissued but mine have plenty of paint missing (perhaps they were boxed while the paint was still wet?) and some of the lids have big dents around the edges. The seals do not appear to be compromised or they would be on their way back.Good deal - just not in \"fresh from the factory\" condition."
5.0 5
"Awesome cans! The package is heavy. It worked out to about $19.90 a can with the shipping. That is a good deal! Sold some to my buddies!"
5.0 5
"Box was heavy, but hey, there are 12 of them. They were all in mint condition in my opinion. Barely any wear and tear. Seals were all very, very good. I could even hear the \"whoop\" of air as the seal was broken on the cans. Very nice. Can't say the same for every batch, but mine were very nice! Get 'em while you can."
5.0 5
"These were indeed brand new. They were in as pristine a condition as you can expect. The paint was rubbed a tiny bit on a couple of cans, but they were clean and unmarked, and the seals were in excellent shape. I'm buying more!"
5.0 5
"With 18-1/2 years in the military and a tour in Nam, I have NEVER seen an ammo can without a whole bunch of stenciling on the sides. These are the best I have ever seen. Money well spent is an INVESTMENT."
2.0 5
"The cans are new but not pristine/high quality. Compared to other new cans I have purchased from other vendors, these are low quality. I would not buy again and would not recommend to others. The paint cracks off as soon as you touch the handles or open the lids. I wish I had waited and purchased from my regular source (they have been out of stock)."
4.0 5
"This is my second set of cans. The cans arrived in pretty good condition. For some reason, they would not stack properly, meaning they wobbled a little. Also, the cans came with their lids stuck like they were super glued. My first set of cans were not like that. Maybe they were shut with the paint still wet? I had to lock each can in a woodworking vice and pry open their lids by pulling hard. It was extremely difficult to get them open and took tremendous effort/tugging. On some, I even had to use a hammer and 2x4 to try to knock/crack it open. Once the seal is broke, you can hear the air rushing in so maybe its a vacuum effect. Also, because of this, sometimes the gasket would get unseated so I had to use a flathead screwdriver to reseat some of the gaskets. Definitely needs a little more QC but pretty good for what you get."
5.0 5
"I love them. Should have bought 2 cases.All 12 are filled now and I need some more, but they're now unavailable.Arrived in 2 days in perfect condition."
5.0 5
"These cans are the best ammo cans I have ever been able to get ahold of. Now they are not available. I should have gotten two sets of twelve, now I need them. Thanks for the killer cans CTD"
4.0 5
"Got these cans a while back. Just re-ordered now that they are available. Garage storage of ammo, so the seal is good to have. The cardboard shipping box took a beating last time. Otherwise 5 bullets. No \"lotto\" grading of the grade one used box. Recommend you buy while they are around."
4.0 5
"One can holds 1,000 9mm rounds in 10 ZipLock bags."
5.0 5
"These cans are perfect! They arrived in good shape and perfect working condition. No seal issues at all."
5.0 5
"Ammo cans inside a big cardboard box arrived super fast and in pristine condition. CTD has some of the best stuff around."
5.0 5
"Great Value! Perfect condition and no nicks, dents, or scrapes. Should have bought more while they were on sale. You will not regret buying these."
5.0 5
"They just arrived today. All ammo cans were in perfect condition with not a single scratch on any of them."
5.0 5
"Got my cans today. Was a little disappointed. The picture portrays desert colored cans, which wasn't the case. Wanted to be the first kid on the block with desert cans. Oh well. No blood, no foul. Otherwise, they are perfect. Just what the doctor ordered. Gonna load 'em up and wait for the zombies. Great price. Thanks, CTD!"
5.0 5
"Excellent shipping from CTD and delivery time via FedEx. Product is new with minimal defects as described (i.e. small paint scratches) and a little paint runs on some handles from production. All ammo can seals were excellent. No dents and adequate packaging. Worth the extra cost vs not knowing used & graded ammo can conditions in my opinion. A quality buy."
5.0 5
"These cans arrived in a large cardboard box with dividers in between each layer and between each can. These cans are in PRISTINE condition. Rubber seals are perfect because they are new. You will not find better cans out there!"
5.0 5
"I am very pleased at the new condition of these .50 cal. ammo cans. 100% Flawless!! Buy a case of 12 and split them with a friend if you want. Get 'em, got 'em, done!!"
5.0 5
"Let me start with the price. As of my writing this, these are cheaper than the used cans. Second, these are brand new. Seems like a no-brainer. If you can use the dozen, get 'em."
5.0 5
"These cans are just as described. This is my 3rd purchase. This latest batch was so new the paint almost sealed them closed. Thanks, CTD, for a great product and an even better price."
5.0 5
"These are as advertised - brand new, OD green. Great cans."
5.0 5
"I saw all the reviews and figured I would give them a try. They showed up, and are flawless. Each of them were in pristine condition. Highly recommend."
5.0 5
"I bought one set of these thinking they would be 'okay'. I was happily supprised to find them in great condition. I bought my second set expecting them to be great, and I wasn't disapointed. They are a great buy."
5.0 5
"I bought 24 of these Ammo cans and they just arrived today. They arrived in a timely fashion, five days, and in perfect condition, no scratches and no dents. These hermetically sealed cans are great for storing ammo or other items you want to protect from the effects of weather or critters. I\uFFFDll be buying more in the future. Be aware that a case(12) of these weigh about 70lbs."
5.0 5
"I bought 12 over a year ago and love them. They haven't been available until recently on CTD so I bought 5 from another source and they don't stack worth a darn. These I can stack 5 high with no problem. I'm buying another 12 today and using those other cans for something else."
3.0 5
"I am quite satisfied with the quality of the boxes, they are all square and the seals seem in good condition. However, I don't believe these are actually \"un-issued.\" Mostly because I have seen many issued cans and the paint looks noting like these. Still, I am happy with the price and averall quality, as long as the paint holds up."
5.0 5
"This is the second case of these cans I have ordered. As before cans were in excellent condition, no rust with new seals. Shipping was fast. Will look for these again when I need more."
5.0 5
"Excellent product - delivered quickly."
5.0 5
"If you need several ammo cans this is the way to go. These are brand new and look great and the price is right. Works great for emergency kits etc in the truck or car too."
5.0 5
"These 50 Cal Ammo Cans are about the best deal you will find out there! They are in A-1 condition, and for the price, you can't beat it! The last few I bought at another dealer were more expensive, dirty inside and out, and had to send them back! These are as clean as I've ever seen before because they are brand new! After I saw my first order, I put in another order for a second box!"
5.0 5
"Just ordered my fifth case of these cans to organize my ammo depot. All have arrived in great condition. Definitely air tight, stack-able and durable. Wife is happy with the way they look...nuff said."
5.0 5
"This is a well made product at a very good value. Perfect for long term storage.I currently have more than a 100 of 50 and 30 containers and will buy more."
5.0 5
"Just as described. Great quality, clean, and well packaged so that there was no damage in shipping. Great value for the money. I'll probably order more soon!"
5.0 5
"These are great ammo boxes at a good price. Third case I have purchased. Need another case!"
5.0 5
"I bought 12 of these cans they are great they open close and seal great they are new. Awesome they are good for ammo of course but a wide variety of other things they are good for tools tire chains you name it and all the items are sealed from the elements will buy more and would tell friends to get ahold of some as well."
5.0 5
"Wasn't sure I'd need this many to store my ammo, but couldn't pass up the new ammo cans. They are just as advertised. Hope I can get more when I need them. No dents or dings and I can live with a couple of paint runs. Seals are good and airtight. Thank You for a quality product and fast shipping."
5.0 5
"What more can I say? The cans are exactly what they are advertised to be. The rings were fresh, they didn't smell or have and dents, dings, or other damage. If you need them - 12 is a bunch - they are totally worth it!"
5.0 5
"Arrived in perfect condition. You're going to like these!!!"
5.0 5
"The on-line CTD description was accurate; new cans, no dents, good paint. The packaging was great with all 12 in a sturdy box with separators. As usual, prompt delivery. Even with shipping costs figured in, the cans were a good price, especially since they were new cans."
5.0 5
"Couldn't be happier with these cans. Price was great, new condition. They were to my door in a couple of days after ordering, definitely recommend these."
3.0 5
"The cans i got weren't dented, but they all had paint chips on them, and they all have a really bad smell to them. I could had saved money and bought better ones local, so i gave them 3 bullets"
5.0 5
"I had ordered a dozen cans from another company first, Man what a mistake!! They were used cans in sorry condition and cost over a hundred dollars more than these new cans that i ordered from CTD. These are great cans and in awesome condition . I have since ordered another twelve from CTD .they are a great buy. Thanks Cheaper than Dirt!"
5.0 5
"Ammo cans are great I bought a dozen Just as discribed new cans I will buy again"
5.0 5
"I have bought many 50 cal ammo cans over the years for storage and always had to go to an Army surplus to get them. I have never bought any of them new and unused until now. Usually I have to rummage through the lot just to find one or two that are decent, i.e. less rust, working seal, more paint, etc.. This is the first time I have been able to buy these brand new and still in the original factory case! (yes the cardboard is a bit flimsy, but it's not eggs that are being transported) The price is also RIGHT as the ones I have bought used I have paid significantly more for. These arrived very quickly and in pristine condition. I have read reviews that comment on the paint chips or paint runs, etc.. These are military grade unused rough and tumble ready to rumble ammo cans, with no frills, but in factory fresh BRAND NEW condition, with great seals, great hinges, NO RUST and fresh paint (yes they smell like fresh paint, just open them up and let them air out in your garage for a few days, they are NEW), if you are looking for an ammo can for looks without any chips (and they are only very small and only a few), without any paint runs (they are not Lamborghini's) and without any new paint smell, then maybe a designer store would be a better shopping choice. But if you want BRAND NEW 50 cal ammo cans, then THIS IS THE PLACE."
5.0 5
"This was my second time to purchase a case of these .50 caliber ammo cans and just as with the first case, they arrived, quickly and EXACTLY the same as the first case, EXCELLENT!! THIS IS A GREAT BUY!!"
4.0 5
"This product is all the durability and toughness you would expect, plus it's brand new, never opened! I'm buying a second case. The first one arrived in less than 3 days. They're all desert green color (not tan), and they smell strongly of fresh oil paint, not \"totally odor free\" as advertised. But, buy this product for it's quality and durability!"
4.0 5
"As other reviewers have noted, these cans are OD green (not tan as pictured). While these are definitely new, they're also not overrun/surplus unissued - in fact, mine all came with BLACKHAWK stickers on the side. So, if you're thinking about ordering the BLACKHAWK .50 cans (currently roughly twenty bucks each), this is a more cost-effective way to get them. But they're certainly not military cans.That said, the reviews below are very thorough with respect to quality of the cans. They're a bit uneven/wobbly, but they are generally good cans with good seals. Paint is fine, the smell is strong but 10x better than the average piece of surplus gear."