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German M31 Canteen - need some help

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    Default German M31 Canteen - need some help

    Here is a new pickup matching HRE39 M31 Canteen with cover and strap.
    My question is that the cover is without the leather tab to hold the strap, yet all I seen have it. There is no indication there ever was one. Any ideas ?
    Also it is missing the cup - anybody has one for sale either alu or bakelite - thanks !
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    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Default Re: German M31 Canteen - need some help

    Nice matching canteen, not sure about the strap, any number of reasons I suppose, I have a HRE39 cap also, but no cup sorry.

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    Default Re: German M31 Canteen - need some help

    Thanks - still looking for a cup.
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Default Re: German M31 Canteen - need some help

    You should look for aluminium cup, because HRE canteens had these. As for the missing leather loops on the cover there are two options: 1) it's not the original cover for that particular canteen; 2) if the cover is marked HRE 39, there is a possibility that the loops have been removed (in this case the stitching holes must be visible).

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    Default Re: German M31 Canteen - need some help

    Yes, i want alu one but will settle for the bakelite one -)
    The snaps on the cover are seized so i can't take cover off.
    There is not a sign of the loop, at least that i can see :-)
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Default Re: German M31 Canteen - need some help

    Actually you will find more alloy ones than bakelite ( and more copies of them in black plastic so watch out - if it flexes when squeezed, it's NOT bakelite )

    Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Default Re: German M31 Canteen - need some help

    When buying online I won't be able to squeeze :-)
    I know bakelite is hard.
    I might have found one alu so I hope for the best !
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Default Re: German M31 Canteen - need some help

    Quote by meyle77 View Post
    When buying online I won't be able to squeeze :-)
    I know bakelite is hard.
    I might have found one alu so I hope for the best !
    Also bakelite has more gloss finish than the plastic copies which look dull!
    Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Default Re: German M31 Canteen - need some help

    Thanks again !
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Default Re: German M31 Canteen - need some help

    Hi

    I have spares of both types....pm me

    cheers

    tony

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