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M31 Mess Kit Question

Article about: I have a Mess Kit marked HRE 43 . It is marked in the usual spot on the lid where handle is riveted. It is made from aluminum but has the later war style stamped steel loops that hold the ba

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    Hope these are better pics....

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    Hello,
    Due to the light it's hard to say if both parts are painted with the same olive green. I'd say yes....
    You're the person who handle this messkit so you're the only one who can compare aluminium and paint on both parts...
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    Would you guys repaint it or leave it alone???

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    Touche pas! Do not repaint. This is the condition mess tins wound up being after heavy use. I like it as is. NH

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    That's kinda what I was thinking too

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    Quote by Neil Hever View Post
    Touche pas! Do not repaint. This is the condition mess tins wound up being after heavy use. I like it as is. NH
    I could not agree more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Paint it and it is ruined. No collector value left at all.

    As said, this is the condition as used in the field. Real history behind it. Repainted = No history.

    Just my two bit coins of an opinion.
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

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    Definitely leave it as it is!!
    "Per Ardua"

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    Ok , it stays as is ..: I figured that was the way to go... Wish the bottom half was marked so I could be sure it is matching ... I think it is correct though

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