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Unusual US Mess Tin?

Article about: Guys, I have had a few of these in the past I even used one for most of my service time as I think the Stainless steel is better than the aluminium Brit tins. This one has an odd handel that

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    Guys,

    I have had a few of these in the past I even used one for most of my service time as I think the Stainless steel is better than the aluminium Brit tins. This one has an odd handel that I have never seen? It is dated 1941.

    Regards

    Jock
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    It is similar to a world war I pattern mess tin. I'll post pictures of my world war I us mess tin in a little bit.
    US forces used alot of WWI type gear until 1942 when they started to replace the WWI style.

    Franz

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    Yes, it is a hold-over design from early supplies just before the US got involved in WWII. I actually used one just like this in Army basic training in the 70's.

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    Thanks for the info guys, every days a school day on here!

    Regards

    Jock

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    Here we go, this is from my collection of US stuff.

    A 1918 Mess tin got it for $10 : ) Hope you enjoy

    Franz


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    Franz,

    I see now, even the lid is different.

    Thanks

    Jock

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