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What kind of feldflasche is this?

Article about: Dear Community! I bought this German feldflasche or fieldbottle today at a Market. It was very cheap - about 5 Euro, so it was no question that it comes or not with me home On the screwcap t

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    Dear Community!

    I bought this German feldflasche or fieldbottle today at a Market. It was very cheap - about 5 Euro, so it was no question that it comes or not with me home

    On the screwcap there's a name scratched "Otto". At my first look, it's very-very similar to my early Hitlerjugend feldflasche:
    -The bottle's sizes of both are equal
    -The screwcap is the same
    -The carabiners are the same (this one has green paint)
    -The chain style is the same, except the HJ's is a bit bigger and thicker

    It has 3 "PRYM" dark-brown colored buttons, and the color of the filz is dark grey or graphite. It hasn't any leather straps at all like the military models have.

    My question is:
    -Is it a Civil or a Military model, if yes what kind? (Btw, I think it's a civil one but not sure).
    -Is it wartime or postwar?

    Looking forward for any help and suggestions.

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    Nobody knows? Any ideas?

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    It does not exhibit details consistent with HJ or Political canteens. There are similarities but several details that are not German - the steel sleeve around the neck and no external leather strap for example. I will hazard a guess and attribute it to some other European country - Sweden or Switzerland perhaps? NH

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    The Steel Sleeve indicates Bulgarian Issue...I've got one myself...Need better photos of the cover and snaps!!
    Glenn

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    ...and here is a Bulgarian canteen on ebay. Glenn nailed it. Nicely done. NH

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    The people who I bought from, they bringed it from Austria or Germany, that's 1000%. And yes, it has some similarities: Prym buttons, the screw cap, chain, carabiner, and it's size is the same with my early HJ. I don't think so it would be Bulgarian for some reason. Maybe it's a post war made civil or tourist piece with Prym buttons?

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    That's not exactly is. The screw cap is different, the chain also, and it has brown filz, mine has dark grey and 3 buttons not 4 as I see on the picture.

    Glenn, here you can find more good photos of the canteen: Postimage.org / gallery - Kulacs 001, Kulacs 002, Kulacs 003, Kulacs 004, Kulacs 005, Kulacs 006

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    I stand corrected...Here is my example...it's a late war medical canteen...
    Glenn
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    Btw, when i remove the filz from the bottle, on the bottle I can see the 3 buttons "place" on the material of the canteen. So i suggest think it's cover is it's original. Hope you understand me Above i linked photos for you.

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    I have both examples to compare...Notice both the similarities and the differences...

    cheers, Glenn
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