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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!

    Found this 1917 German Canteen..

    Found this 1917 German Canteen..

    Found this 1917 German Canteen..

    Found this 1917 German Canteen..

    Found this 1917 German Canteen..
    Last edited by karkee; 03-12-2016 at 03:57 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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