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Wehrmacht Gasoline Can

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    Hi All,

    Just bought this can for a REALLY cheap price (converted to US dollars - about 25 dollars) - the seller had only this one photo...
    I've done some detective work, and it seems this one is a 1942 Nirona (Nirona-Werke Nier u. Ehmer Auto u. Fahrrad-Zubehr Beiersfeld).
    Can't make out the number under the logo...I asked about the other side of the can - he said it looks even better than the pictured side. No holes, dents.
    According to the seller, in original condition - no re-paint, etc., but I didn't see it myself personally. For 25 dollars, probably still a good buy anyhow.
    We'll see...
    (I've checked the seller's history: he usually sells "junk" old VCRs, TVs...no WW2 items at all. I think he has no clue about this stuff.)

    Looks good, but I'll know when it arrives in a few days. I'll make more photos then...

    This will be my first & last can - for I live in a small flat...

    Cheers,
    Fabe

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    Fabe, you appear to have a nice original example. The number under the Wehrmacht logo is the serial run, or production number. Regarding the price, you did very well. Regular fuel cans such as this piece are common items, but still generally sell for twice the price you paid, especially outside of Europe. The paint needs to be looked at to determine originality, but from the first shot shown above, it appears a modern addition. Traces of orange/red base coat paint, that was applied hot to prevent corrosion, should always be visible, be it fuel kanister, Wasserkanister or SS kanister, as they were all manufactured using the same process. When the can arrives, check the inside of the lid too. The small air vent should be almost round in form, not rectangular as many reproduction pieces are.

    Regards,

    Carl
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    Congrats! Lets hope its a pre 45 made object!
    Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.

    "Be Humble and kind, for you may find that it was Odin you entertained"

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    THX, I'll find out in a few days... (As I've said, what's keeping me hoping, that this guy is not a "WW2" seller - if he was, I would have not bought it...for it's sure to be a fake. Well, it's still might be...

    Keeping my fingers crossed.

    Fabe

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    I doubt it is a reproduction piece. If it were an SS example, then yes, as most of those out there are not genuine period pieces, but the regular cans are, generally speaking, a much safer bet. I've attached a few images of the inner cap area, to highlight my earlier comment regarding how to spot originals. The rectangular air vent, shown on the example below, is characteristic of reproductions. The genuine example however, displays a more rounded form of vent. Both of these images are SS cans, yet as stated above, the production format remained the same, so the vents are similar in all types of kanister.

    Regards,

    Carl
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    And traces of original base paint, for your consideration...
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    Many THX for your help, Carl.

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    Kanisters are addictive Fabe... I know- as does Carl ... ( I keep buying them ) and soon your flat will become smaller
    Cheers, Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    You're welcome Fabe. When the can arrives, maybe you could take some more photographs and add the images to the "Kanisters..." thread located within the Field... forum?

    Regards,

    Carl
    Experienced guide and published author leading detailed study trips to the former KZ sites of Nazi Germany. Contact for further details.

    www.concentrationcamptours.com

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    "maka akaŋl oyate maŋi pi ki le, tuweŋi wypeya oki hi sni"

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    well, when it arrives, I'll take some pics - first to get confirmation from you guys that, it is the real thing...and of course if it is not a "fake" I'll post them.
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