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Article about: I got this mess kit today and i just recently noticed that the pan was dated 1918 and the top part was ww2. I got it for \\$4 any ideas?? Thanks Ryan

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    I got this mess kit today and i just recently noticed that the pan was dated 1918 and the top part was ww2. I got it for $4 any ideas??
    Thanks
    Ryan
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    It's just a mismatched pair as WW1 & WW2 are identical
    nice price though
    Regards
    René

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    Thanks!

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    Quote by rbemer207 View Post
    Thanks!
    No Whakkas mate
    Regards
    René

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    These two pieces do not go together......

    Check this link, you'll have to scroll way down the document but it will help you ID what you have exactly.

    http://www.history.army.mil/html/mus...upd_Jul09).pdf

    Regards,

    Russ

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    The WWI's top lid was much shallower and not divided into 2 compartments as the WWII's were. William
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Also Ryan, if you are looking for info on this item, it is refered to as a "Meat Can" not a mess kit. In the early years they were used to store a days ration of meat. The mess kit evolved over the years. The link I posted a couple comments up is actually quite interesting to read, tells the story of the meat can pretty well.

    Russ

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    Thanks!! ya ill look around and see if i can find an original top part for the ww1 meat can

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