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WWII USMC Third Pattern Canteen Cover with WWI Canteen
Item #: AA1685
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This is a US Model 1910 canteen manufactured by the Aluminum Company of America in 1918. This canteen is in issued, very good condition. The vertical seam weld is indicative of the construction process developed by the Rock Island Arsenal in 1913. The cap is made of aluminum, has a domed top and fluted vertical side ribs. The cork seal is still reporting for duty! A retaining chain is riveted to the top of the cap and attached to a retaining ring at the neck of the canteen. The back of the canteen is clearly stamped in two lines, US/ACA 1918. A number 6 is also stamped to the left of the US. There is no canteen cup with this set. The Marine Corps issued each marine two canteens, but only one cup, so this set may never have had a cup. The cotton duck cover is a light OD color. The carrier is the third pattern Marine Carps cover without the hole in the bottom. It is in very good condition and shows moderate wear. All stitching is strong and shows no fraying. There is no makers stamp visible on the carrier. There are some black magic marker lines in a couple of spots on the cover. 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, Korea, and the early part of the Vietnam war. Nice little piece for the beginning collector.
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Your Price $75.00 USD