Metal Ammo Cans: USGI Surplus vs Commercial

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Is there any difference between the metal 30 cal ammo cans you buy from surplus stores and gun shows compared to the blank metal ones from the likes of Atwoods or Academy?
Are the ones at the big box stores equal quality (heck, maybe even better??)?

I need some and with no gun shows...its getting to where I may get some of them from the big box store even though I have a quirk of preferring the surplus ones.
 

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I bought a couple from Academy, the black ones with the foam inserts for a pistol and mags. If anything, they might be just a tad lighter metal than the surplus ones, but I wouldn’t hesitate to get them if I needed them. Hinge, latch, etc. is all pretty equal.
 

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Depends on where they are made Kentucky, Alabama or China
Most of what you see are Chinese - Academy, Atwoods, Bass Pro etc.

What size and how many you looking for
 
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