12-28-2013 10:18 AM
A good one Fabe! .... pigskin leather straps and nice enameling. The marks are usually down further on the body on these, not on the neck.
Look for a circle or rectangle with light stamping - the thick enamel can obscure it.
" When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "
Looks OK mid to late war I have a MN 43 just exactly like it same color reddish rust and pigskin strap. I think its good. timothy
THX Guys! 'Hope I win it...if I do, I'll update with more pics.
After, you must find the cup...
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A few notes / observations on this one....
indeed a nice later war example
- I would like to know if the strap is not broken... it is not attached to the bottom (button) of the field bottle so the strap hole could be defect... I would ask more pictures of the lower strap if I were you.
- In fact I would like to see more pictures of the whole strap with the clip.... looks sort of strange .... but that could be the pictures....
- Does the top button of the cover close ?? Due to the years these felt covers shrink, and sometimes the top button doesn't close anymore....
- you will need a steel (enamelled or painted) cup for this one, not an alu one....
Just some observations / tips
"- you will need a steel (enamelled or painted) cup for this one, not an alu one...." - I do have a spare black original bakelite cup - or would that be not "matching" the era?
well, I just won the canteen for 33 EU...
when I receive it, I'll update with more pics.
(I asked about the strap - not broken)
Good to hear !!! Yes, a bakelite one will also do !
As for the straps, I still have a few left