German Medic Canteen?
I'm new on this forum, and I need some help about my new water bottle.
I've bought this couple of days ago, and I worry about the strap, and a whole canteen is not original. The strap looks like a repro.There are some stamps in the cover, and on the strap.
I would be glad if anyone help for me.
Have a nice day!
10-20-2015 03:30 PM
Just an observation but the brass on the back of the straps doesn't look very tarnished at all for an item that is supposed to be 75 years old?
Welcome to the Forum, Friend...An Original Medic's Canteen w/cup and harness...I see nothing fake with your 1940-dated example...well done!
Here is my Late-War Example...You can see how they saved on material by getting rid of the elaborate harness...
Last edited by bigmacglenn1966; 10-20-2015 at 08:03 PM.
Yes, the buttons very shiny, therefore I'm not sure this a original.
Thank you gents for a help!
That's just the reverse of the PRYM Snaps...There is Nothing Fake on that canteen, friend...I assure you...Just missing a few parts...
Last edited by bigmacglenn1966; 10-20-2015 at 08:16 PM.
Looks fine. It is missing the strap - a common issue. Also, I don't see a carbine clip or hardware on the back. NH
Thank you for a help!
Yes, the strap, and a clip is missing from the back.
"Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."