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M31 Mess Kit (alu)

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    Here is my M31 Alu mess kit - top marked c&cw 37 and bottom esb 40. Comes with medium size equipment strap.

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    , nice with lots of paint. To bad it mismatched

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    Good honest item.

    I can certainly relate on how these get mixed up. At our living history events we all eat out of the similar Soviet version of this mess tin: these are placed within a communal pile for washing up. Most of us now scratch our initials onto both halves, as otherwise, they get mixed up.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    This is how they got mixed up I reckon!
    take off the lids, give your squad's bases to the mobile field kitchen to be filled with potato soup and .........
    "damn, which one went where? ....... doesn't matter, there's a war going on!!!"

    Dan
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    Exactly Dan!
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    I do like the all alum earlier variations of the M-31 messtin myself the lower half of yours has the one liter markings pressed into the side .Iam not positive but I do believe they stopped this practice on the later war variations.
    It would be very common I would think to have miss matched parts on messtins and other personal kit items hence the practice of engraving ones initials. I have a spork that has the initials MK scratched into them on the handle

    Regards Mark K

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    My one and only tin is miss matched as well, both parts are named though, lol. Same two tone colour like the one to. Yours is a great tin though, a lot more paint than mine

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