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Help with German mess kit

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    Hello, just spent 18 on this lot in my local antique shop. I could see that the water bottle drinking cup was German WW2 but the mess kit is unmarked (apart from what are presumably owners initials), and I know this type was used by other nations and made postwar. Is it German WW2 also? Many thanks, Doug
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    Well it looks WW2 German and from what i can find AWC made WW2 mess tins (for Germany) and the 42 on the end of HRE means 1942 (I think).

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    Thankyou, I thought AWC was the owners initials!

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    Its a stamp I think HRE is the makers code? but I am sure the 42 is 1942 so you have what looks like a good WW2 German mess tin (the lid is a different colour though so ? )

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    The mess tin is combined - lid is different than kettle. However it seems to be late war production (I have similar signed with 1944)

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    I think correct mid to late war unmarked bottom top is different make possibly but a lot are non matching I just posted a similar one nice original kit. timothy

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    Hello,

    Both parts are late war production.
    The color of the lid is usually found on M44 messkits.

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    Thanks very much.

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