We’ve had the pleasure of working with some very memorable ammo cans and military containers over the past few years. Repurposing these treasures in the hopes of creating new and functional pieces art – and even family heirlooms, is what Ammodors is all about. We believe that by giving them a “second mission in life”, we are recognizing, honoring and creating a tangible link to the true American heroes that once used them.
Few have been as as historically significant and rare as this WWI era 1917A1 .30 caliber wooden ammunition box. Meticulously crafted for the US Military out of solid oak almost 100 years ago. It originally held 250 rounds of .30-06 ammo in fabric belts for the then newly developed Browning M1917 water cooled machine gun.
This is the second of these amazing crates that we’ve converted in an Ammodor. It’s original features include dovetail joints, a spring loaded latch, metal hinge and slots that allowed it to mount on a tripod with a M1917 machine gun. Features the original flat olive drab green paint, tan canvas handle strap and stencil that reads “CHEST 49-1-84” in black on the side. The item pictured below is the exact one you will receive!
This box is a defining example of the idiom “they don’t make things like they used to”. We have carefully restored it by giving the wood a much needed deep cleaning, tightening all the screws and joints, removing and treating rust on the metal hardware and sealing to protect it’s finish for another 100 years.
The interior joints have been air tight sealed and lined with high quality 1/4” solid wood Spanish Cedar. It is the preferred lining for high-end humidors since it offers natural protection from tobacco beetles and mold. The joints feature beautiful 45 degree miter angled cuts. The bottom of the outside box then lined with soft, green felt to protect your tabletop surfaces. Just like every Ammodor, it is 100% handcrafted in the USA.
Exterior measures 12.75″ long x 4.5″ deep x 8″ tall. Once lined with Spanish Cedar wood, the interior measures 10.75″ long x 3″ deep x 6.25″ tall. Has 200 cubic inches of volume and is rated to hold 40 cigars (measured using Corona size 5.5″ x 42 ring gauge). For optimal organization and to ensure adequate air circulation, we recommend storing approximately 30 cigars inside.
This is your chance to own a remarkable piece of early 20th century history and one of the most unique and meaningful military themed cigar humidors you will ever find.
Get all the hardware you need for your new humidor with our convenient Basic or Deluxe package – plus you’ll get extra bundle savings!
- • Basic Issue:
Ammo can humidor, Boveda 69% humidity pack humidifier, a Boveda 84% seasoning pack and Ammodor Decal.
- • Deluxe:
Ammo can humidor, Boveda 69% humidity pack humidifier, a Boveda 84% seasoning pack, Xikar Digital Hygrometer and Ammodor Decal. Our most popular option!
Ammodors believes in giving back to the men and women that put their lives on the line to protect our Country and our freedom. We make ongoing product and monetary donations to non-profit organizations such as Hope For The Warriors®, USO, Humidors For Heroes and many others.
Every Ammodor is handcrafted in the good ole USA. Nearly all of our vendors are local Veteran owned small business. We have a “green” manufacturing process and almost 100% of all waste from production is recycled or repurposed.
Please note: Ammodors are built by hand, made to order. Please allow at least 1-3 business days for production of your Ammodor prior to shipment.
Ammodors ammo can humidors are built using surplus ammo cans that have been proudly used by our Armed Forces. Due to this fact, the outside of the can may have minor scratches, dings or light exterior rust. Exterior markings and stencils will vary. Frankly, we think that’s what makes Ammodors so cool! Ammodors are tough, combat tested and look bad ass! If you’re looking for a “pretty” little cigar humidor, look somewhere else.
BEWARE of cheap humidor knockoffs that have copied our products! Since 1998, Ammodors are the original ammo can humidor and are trademarked and patent pending. Imitators use inferior lumber instead of real Spanish Cedar, use cheap veneer instead of solid wood or have poor building techniques and crappy hardware. Learn more about what makes Ammodors different.