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(Somewhat) Restoration of a German canteen

Article about: I recently bought this from Germany, when I got it, the leather was very dry and hard, but after a bit of "restoration", it looks and is much better. I think it was an attic find,

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    I recently bought this from Germany, when I got it, the leather was very dry and hard, but after a bit of "restoration", it looks and is much better. I think it was an attic find, but it was very cheap and my wallet agreed.

    Before:
    (Somewhat) Restoration of a German canteen

    (Somewhat) Restoration of a German canteen

    (Somewhat) Restoration of a German canteen

    (Somewhat) Restoration of a German canteen

    (Somewhat) Restoration of a German canteen

    (Somewhat) Restoration of a German canteen

    (Somewhat) Restoration of a German canteen

    The product I used:
    Moisturizing cream for skin and hands
    (Somewhat) Restoration of a German canteen

    (Somewhat) Restoration of a German canteen

    Smeared in:

    (Somewhat) Restoration of a German canteen

    (Somewhat) Restoration of a German canteen

    (Somewhat) Restoration of a German canteen

    (Somewhat) Restoration of a German canteen

    (Somewhat) Restoration of a German canteen

    Once that has been covered, I waited for it to dry in a bit before removing the straps.
    (Somewhat) Restoration of a German canteen

    Once they are removed, I smear more cream on the straps and wait for it to dry.

    During this process, I find a name inside the cover:
    (Somewhat) Restoration of a German canteen

    How the cover looks like:

    (Somewhat) Restoration of a German canteen

    (Somewhat) Restoration of a German canteen

    (Somewhat) Restoration of a German canteen



    Result:
    (Somewhat) Restoration of a German canteen

    (Somewhat) Restoration of a German canteen

    (Somewhat) Restoration of a German canteen

    Is there supposed to be a cup on top? If so, I would like to get one, but hopefully they are not too expensive.
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Nice....don't touch it anymore....looks great as is.... They had a small Bakelite cap in top, though some versions had a aluminium one....they are not that expensive and relatively easy to locate

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