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Found this 1917 German Canteen..

Article about: Hey guys, I just bought this canteen this afternoon for \\$20 at a local antique store. This is only piece of axis militaria I have ever purchased, so I know nearly nothing. There is a metal t

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    Hey guys,

    I just bought this canteen this afternoon for $20 at a local antique store. This is only piece of axis militaria I have ever purchased, so I know nearly nothing. There is a metal tag on the body of the canteen that appears to read "METALLFABRIK ~ MUSSBACH 1917". I'm guessing it was probably a bring back by a Doughboy to the Pacific Northwest (I found it just south of the Fort Lewis area).

    Does anybody know anything about these bottles? Did I pay the usual price?

    Thanks!

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    Last edited by karkee; 03-12-2016 at 04:57 AM.

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    I think you did well, I can only share my 17 one for you to compare with
    Regards
    René

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    Nice find, seems like you got a good price but i dont know enought to telll u more.

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    Good buy.

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    That's a great deal, well done...I see these selling for $70 or more if they're complete...
    cheers, Glenn

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    You have a nice condition 1917 Feldflasch mit Korkstopsel. The M1917 should be tin-plated inside. Condition is good as was the price paid.

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    Thanks guys! I wasn't planning on keeping it when I bought it, but maybe I should reconsider...

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    Good idea, there are a number of sources of correct covers available and the correct, simplified harness is easy to make if you are familiar with leather work. I wish you the best, you are an excellent source of flawless information on British web gear and I am happy to have been of assistance.

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    Quote by USNV5 View Post
    Good idea, there are a number of sources of correct covers available and the correct, simplified harness is easy to make if you are familiar with leather work. I wish you the best, you are an excellent source of flawless information on British web gear and I am happy to have been of assistance.
    Thanks USNV5, that's really nice of you to say! Maybe I will find a cover and reconstruct a harness. Thanks again!

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