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Is this an original ww2 "feldflasche"?

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    Alles Gutt


    When you're wounded and left of Afghanistan's plains,
    An' the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Jest roll to your rifle an' blow out your brains,
    An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." - Rudyard Kipling

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    Everything is fine.

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    very nice - good start to field gear collection :-)
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,
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    Just a small correction.... the letters are not 3 letter codes, but simply abreviations of the makers....

    H.R.E. : Heinrich Ritter, Esslingen

    But like I already stated on the WAF : original canteen, only a "put together" one

    Tom - Welcome to my Website

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    As Tom already pointed out: HRE stands for Ritter. And you are proud owner of original all-original parts, but the combo itself is put together of them at some point of time, most possibly during the decades closer to our days than to WWII.

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    These are this mark on the canteen: HRE 37 - H.W.M. 35 - WAL 39 is it ok?
    In my opinion, it is not so OK for this canteen i'm afraid. Yes, it is a WWII german military canteen, but as Tom has already mentioned it, it's completly put together item...that's why i asked my question earlier....I know that some mixing in components is always possible during wartime or even postwar, but FOUR makers for a single canteen, that's a bit too much for me....Three makers HRE, HWM and WAL (canteen, cup and cover) and if i'm not mistaking a fourth maker for the carrying leather straps as the retaining hook is made of painted steel, which appeared in 1940....the retaining hook should be made of aluminium for a prewar canteen.
    As i always say, better quality than quantity, unless you can afford both.....but quality first...
    my advices : if you bought it cheap (20/30 euro) and you dont have another better example in your collection, keep it until you can upgrade it, otherwise...
    If you're looking to purchase it, save your money and wait for a better example, canteens are still common nowadays...
    "I didn't use any weapon in combat during the war, but i killed hundreds, perhaps thousands of men...they're now at the bottom of the sea"
    Walter Borg (ex-MI6) Agent and radio operator in Malta, Tunisia and Italy between 1941 and 1945. Arrested twice, tortured twice, escaped twice, survived the war...

    "The future torments us, the past holds us, that is why the present escapes us."
    Gustave Flaubert

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    Laurent Huart (1964-2008)

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    Nice early and complete canteen. I have about half a dozen but no cups but that is the way I found them cups seem to get lost in the years so yours is complete and nice. timothy

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