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Here are mine. A P1 that I got from FSBE, ID'd to USMC Clerk (MOS 373) David J Eger in an HQ and Service Company. Musters say he was in the Pacific Theater in 1945. A P2 with funnel hole. A P2 with no funnel hole. A P3 with no funnel hole.

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Stamp on the inside of one of the Covers above-

 

"QUARTERMASTER'S DEPT.

U.S. MARINE CORPS

1940-1941"

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Here's a couple of early-run rabbit ears...both have "DQP 1942-1943" stamps on the flaps.

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The strange construction of the lighter-shade Cover leads me to suspect that this is a very early variant; never seen another like it:

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Nothing too spectacular but its mine. Found it in an antique shop along with the cartridge belt for $25 about 2 1/2 yrs ago. It caught my eye because I worked for a guy who had collected and went on and on one day about Marine Corps rabbit ear canteens one day at the office. I like most of us had picked things up here and there throughout my career but this canteen is the piece that actually got me into collecting as a dedicated hobby.

 

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BagmanL6, you did darn good for that price. The Cover doesn't look like it has much of any wear on it.

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Hopefully this will turn into a gigantic thread. Very nice stuff on here already!

 

Here's some of the Old Guys...

I haven't seen one of those M1912 ones yet and here you have 4, cool stuff flage guy!

 

Im hoping for the same end result as well. Ty everyone for contributing

 

John

 

edit: didn't realize there was a second page. Colin what's up with that P2 with the funnel hole?

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Nothing up with it. Its a transitional P2 with a funnel hole. Their harder to find than normal P2s. Got it at the SOS last year.

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Nothing up with it. Its a transitional P2 with a funnel hole. Their harder to find than normal P2s. Got it at the SOS last year.

Never seen one of those before. I imagine they were made in 1944 for the most part.

 

John

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