Canteens -

Korean War Era M1910 Canteen Set
Item #: AA1382
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This is a US Model 1910 canteen manufactured by the Southeastern Metals Company in 1945. This canteen is in unissued, original condition. The vertical seam weld is indicative of the construction process renewed in 1943, when the aluminum ban was lifted. The cap is made of Bakelite and has a cork seal. A retaining chain is riveted to the top of the cap and attached to a retaining ring at the neck of the canteen. The cap is 1" tall and is recessed on top, to protect the chain rivet. The back of the canteen is lightly stamped in three lines, U.S./S.M.CO./1945. The canteen cup was manufactured by the Eastern Aluminum Company. The rolled lip cup with folding handle is also in excellent condition. The bottom of the cup is crisply stamped U.S./E.A.CO./1945. The cotton duck cover is of the darker OD color introduced in 1943. The carrier is in very good condition and shows minimal wear. The wire bail hook to attach the canteen to a web belt of pack retains most of the original black. All stitching is strong and shows no fraying. Ink stamped on the back of the carrier is COVER/CANTEEN/DISMOUNTED/M-1910/74-C-300/CONCORD, 1952. So this one was intended for use in the Korean War. If it was issued it was taken very good care of and used sparingly. Of all the gear a GI carries, this is the one thing he can't go without. This model canteen saw service in WWI, WWII and the Korean wars. Nice little piece for the beginning collector.
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Your Price $45.00 USD