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Is this an original ww2 "feldflasche"?

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    Alles Gutt

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    Everything is fine.

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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

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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...

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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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