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M1917 Mounted Canteen Cover, 1943 Canteen

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    Default M1917 Mounted Canteen Cover, 1943 Canteen

    Hi guys,

    I picked this up today for a good price. I have always wanted one of these. Who were these issued to during WWII?
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    ww1 US cavalry.
    the cover is ww1 the canteen ww2.
    chris

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    I believe they were produced until 1938 and replaced later by the M1941 with the re-inforced cover and the "T" strap.

    Some examples on these links:
    Rare Canteens and Covers - FIELD & PERSONAL GEAR - U.S. Militaria Forum

    Cover, Canteen, Mounted, M-1941 with extension strap - FIELD & PERSONAL GEAR - U.S. Militaria Forum

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    So the M1917 model cover was not issued during WWII?

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    I imagine if there were stocks available, they were fielded and used where needed.

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    Quote by ObKrieger View Post
    So the M1917 model cover was not issued during WWII?
    I only remember one picture of them being used in ww2 by a cook in the field to transport water to the troops.
    He probably had 10 of them together.
    chris

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    Thanks guys!

    By the way, the cover appears to be dated 1933. It's very hard to make out with any photo.

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