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USSR soldier messkits - "Kotelok"

Article about: Round aluminum pot, release mid-1920s, usually called Mod.1926 or Mod.1927: Marking into the circle: "Л.В.Х.П.К." - "Leningrad city military-prop

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    Default USSR soldier messkits - "Kotelok"

    Round aluminum pot, release mid-1920s, usually called Mod.1926 or Mod.1927:

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    Marking into the circle:

    "Л.В.Х.П.К." - "Leningrad city military-property inspection board";
    Release date - "1927";
    The name of the quality supervisor - "Чухин".

    Another round stamp - manufacturers marking ("Red Vyborzhets" plant, Leningrad city).

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    The same marking, release date - "1926":

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    Another example of marking into the circle:

    "Кр.Выбор". - manufacturers marking ("Red Vyborzhets" plant, Leningrad city);
    Release date - "31 г." (1931);
    The name of the quality supervisor - "Тертухин";
    "39" - technological marking, perhaps, factory batch number:

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    During the WW2 it was also used tin-plated and enameled pots, of different sizes and colors:

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    "Standard N 3287", for "aluminium pot 2 liter capacity", approved as mandatory from October 1, 1931:

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    Messkit Mod.1936.

    This messkit has released only "Red Vyborzhets" plant, from 1936 to 1941 years.
    Messkit was made up of two pieces: a large aluminum body 1,3 liter capacity, that functioned as a pot; and a lid, 0,5 liter capacity, that also functioned as a cup or a fry pan:

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    Marking into the circle:

    "Кр.Выбор". - manufacturers marking ("Red Vyborzhets" plant, Leningrad city);
    The name of the quality supervisor - "Руткевич";
    Release date - "36 г." (1936).

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    Messkits, issued in 1936, also had a modification with two rivets for attaching the handle to a lid:

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    Handle with two rivets:

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    Release date - "36 г." (1936):

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    "Standard" 1936 lid:

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    There is another modification of the lid, which had only messkits, issued during 1936. This is a lid with a small "lip":

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    Variety of mounting a wire handle for messkit body, issued before 1940:

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    From 1940, mounting a wire handle had a new shape:

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    Also, since this time, the messkits began to be painted in green color:

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    Marking also has little changed:

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    Very rare messkit 2 liter capacity, manufactured in the "Red Vyborzhets" plant in 1931.

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    Lid from the same messkit:

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    Lid, as well as on early 1936 messkits, also has a small "lip":

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    Marking into the circle:

    "Кр.Выбор". - manufacturers marking ("Red Vyborzhets" plant, Leningrad city);
    The name of the quality supervisor - "Малинина";
    Release date - "31 г." (1931);
    "22" - technological marking, perhaps, factory batch number.

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    Postwar round pots, released 1949 - 1953 ( and a little later):

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    Release date - "1949":

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    Another example, "1949" ink stamp marking:

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    Round pot, released in 1953:

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    Release date stamp - "1953":

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    Postwar messkits Mod.1936:

    Most postwar messkits (with the exception of the "earliest"), have a color similar to "olive":

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    Examples of different postwar markings:

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    Markings on the postwar messkits, manufactured in Latvia in the 1950s:

    "Apkaustas" plant, 1949:

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    After 1954,"Apkaustas" plant was renamed "Пирмунас" plant.
    Marking "Пирмунас", 1955 and 1957:

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    Several examples of use:

    Mod.1936 messkit in a cover, attached to the knapsack:

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    Soldiers, using various types of messkits:

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    That's all, I hope that it was somewhat useful for someone.
    Cheers, Michael

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    I think the horse in the background of picture #6 of Post #6 is looking nervously at that huge stew pot...
    William

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    Another great tread Michael , thanks for sharing .
    Cheers Chris

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    Thanks, Chris!

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    I enjoy your detailed photos , and love to see personal items like mugs and mess kits . I don't have any Soviet WWII items , but I hope to someday . Keep up the great work .
    Cheers Chris

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