Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Is this Canteen cover good for AUST Nam display?

Article about: Hello fellow contributors Nothing too exciting sorry I am in the process of setting up an Australian display for the Vietnam War era. I realise that Aussies used a lot of US gear in this per

  1. #1

    Default Is this Canteen cover good for AUST Nam display?

    Hello fellow contributors

    Nothing too exciting sorry

    I am in the process of setting up an Australian display for the Vietnam War era. I realise that Aussies used a lot of US gear in this period, but I am attempting to display all Australian made gear.

    This is an Australian made canteen cover, very similar to the US design, with brass pop studs and of course Alice clips. Initially I actually thought it was a US 1956 Pattern Canteen Cover; until I looked underside of the studs and viewed 'CARR FAST AUSTRALIA'!

    Hard to say with 98% faded markings but I would assume this cover would be perfect for the era.


    Best regards,
    Chris
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Is this Canteen cover good for AUST Nam display?   Is this Canteen cover good for AUST Nam display?  

    Is this Canteen cover good for AUST Nam display?  

  2. #2

    Default

    Could be up to 1980 or so but the pattern was the same-has had the wire belt loop hanger removed at some stage.

  3. #3
    AIF
    AIF is offline
    ?

    Default

    Yeah mate it's Aussie made by Conlons and 1968 dated.

  4. #4
    AIF
    AIF is offline
    ?

    Default

    What other bits are you chasing mate? I might be able to help out

  5. #5

    Default

    I moved this thread to the Western allies equipment section.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

  6. #6

    Default

    Quote by AIF View Post
    Yeah mate it's Aussie made by Conlons and 1968 dated.
    Thankyou, very knowledgable! Then it's perfect for my display

    A big thank you to everyone for the help here; I feared a canteen cover would not get any attention

    p.s - Cheers Jerry! Appreciate this being moved to a more appropriate sub forum.
    Best regards,
    Chris

    "Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."
    Carl Jung

  7. #7

    Default

    Quote by AIF View Post
    What other bits are you chasing mate? I might be able to help out
    Still short of belt and ammo pouches. I'm also after a Aussie SLR bayonet, bit suprised how pricey they are.
    Best regards,
    Chris

    "Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."
    Carl Jung

  8. #8
    AIF
    AIF is offline
    ?

    Default

    I should have a spare pair of SLR pouches here somewhere I will have a look for you when I get a chance.

    Try US fleabay there are always a few on there and a lot cheaper than you can get them in Australia.

    Cheers Luke.

Similar Threads

  1. German canteen w/ cover (?)

    In Field Equipment And Accessories of the Third Reich
    07-27-2013, 01:35 PM
  2. M1917 Mounted Canteen Cover, 1943 Canteen

    In Equipment and Field gear
    01-19-2013, 02:01 AM
  3. 03-26-2012, 09:08 PM
  4. Russian canteen's cover.

    In Equipment, Accessories, & Personal Items
    02-13-2012, 05:41 PM
  5. US WW2 Canteen Cover ?

    In Equipment and Field gear
    09-06-2010, 01:54 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •