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US mess kit 1942

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    Hey guys,

    I picked u this one yesterday at a thrift store for 10 bucks.
    What are your opinions on it?
    Original?
    I feel like the bigger half could have been replaced, as you can see a difference in the condition of the metal at the hinge (see picture)
    What do you think?

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    What do you think? Is it an original WW2 one?

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    Well it's stamped 1942!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    Whats scratched Into the lid... a name?
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Looks okay to me.

    Mart

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    Yes it's a name. It says "Brunson"

    I am wondering why the two parts look so different. One looks more used whereas the other one is nice and shiny.

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    Looks ok to me. Is the top part a different metal? And yes..please show us the name/info scratched on it.
    Last edited by MAP; 05-16-2016 at 01:20 AM.
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    The halves didn't always stay together when they were floating around in supply, or even after when they found their way into surplus shops and shows. That's why they don't always look the same. I have 1 ww 2 dated one and the handle is pretty rusty too. The others I have from the 60's don't show any rust at all, and they do feel different, so I'm thinking they switched to all aluminum by then. The one thing I know for certain is they were a pain to eat out of, but then I am all thumbs.
    Best
    Paul

    47th MP Co/47th Inf Div 1983-1988
    583rd Ord Co 59th Ord Bde Muenster, W Germany
    1988-1990
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