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Oil Can "MK II"

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Found this at a flea market today for $5. I don't know much about WWI items, what was this used for.

 

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Always looking for 70th Division(The Trailblazers) items or photos.

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Hi rrobertscv, I cannot show any information on these in WWI, however I had a case of these and the case was dated WWII, they are featured in the manuals covering the Garand rifle and .30 machine guns, sorry to say that my manuals have already been moved to my new house and I don't have them at hand here to scan and show on the forum.

 

It is possible to find them in green paint as yours is, and also in unpainted tinned metal.

 

One of my friends is a American civil war re-enactor and he maintains that the cap and nozzle feature on this can actually dates back to the civil war period, I have not been able to authenticate this as it's before my period of interest.

 

I hope someone else on the forum may be able to show the relevant pages from the manuals for this can.

 

 

Cheers ( Lewis )


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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

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I heard it was also used for the old WW1 era Browning model 1917 water cooled machine gun and the BAR model 1918

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I heard it was also used for the old WW1 era Browning model 1917 water cooled machine gun and the BAR model 1918

 

I've got one and searched a lot and everything I've seen also ID's it as being used for Browning machine guns.



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