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His Grandpa’s Trunk From WWII Hadn’t Been Opened In 60 Years…See What He Found Inside!

When Imgur user dtrosenb discovered their great-grandfather’s WWII trunk in an attic, they realized it hadn’t been opened in 60 years. While the trunk was locked and the user didn’t have the key, breaking the lock wasn’t an option (who would want to damage such a wonderful family heirloom?). Instead, they took the trunk to a locksmith and had a custom key made. When they found inside was quite interesting…take a look!

Here is a photo of the trunk (with a banana for scale). You can see why they wanted to spare the lock!

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A kit for making shotgun shells

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Coins from the 1800s (the penny is from 1828; perhaps these were the WWII Vet’s prized possessions?)

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Some buttons that date all the way back to the Civil War! GAR stands for Grand Army of the Republic, which was a fraternity formed by Civil War vets who fought for the Union.

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A WWII Red Cross bond.

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And a certificate for sugar!

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What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever found in your attic?

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