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Russian Imperial Army canteens

Article about: Wooden canteen Mod. 1882/1885 (In 1885, in the design of canteen Mod. 1882 has been amended - hoops at the top and bottom sides are fastened together by metal bands, and funnel and stopper b

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    I can not answer for sure, since there are no documents explaining this. I think the RIA glass canteens were no longer produced after the October Revolution in 1917 (but this is only my opinion). WWI and WWII glass canteens are well distinguished primarily by the shape of the neck, and also by the shape of the body.

    Best regards, Michael

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    Thanks for this comprehensive thread. It's very informative.

    Here is my wooden example. Unfortunately, the stopper is missing, but it does have a nice unit designation painted on it. The name of a German that captured it is written in purple pencil on the bottom.

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