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Nothing Special, But Scratched One Itch Today. Only to Aggravate Another One


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I've had this 1943 canteen for a while and picked up the 1943 cover a bit later.  But it has been a mild annoyance that I didn't have a 1943 cup to complete the set.  I found one today at an antique shop so that itch has finally ben scratched. I have a 1943 belt somewhere that I'll need to dig out. The cup was in a canteenless cover but I couldn't read the date on it.  No matter, it was the cup I wanted. 

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I finally got around to digging out the old video camera and took a look at the cover.  It's dated 1941.  So now I have a new itch to make up a 1941 set.  I did some poking around here about 1941 canteens and see that affording one of those isn't gonna happen this side of winning the lottery.  Guess I'll start searching for a 1941 cup and team them up with a WWI canteen.  

 

Just a wild guess, but is the reason they made so few 1941 canteens is that they had plenty of old ones in stock, but needed more of the cups and covers?  

 

Mikie 

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12 hours ago, mikie said:

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Guess I'll start searching for a 1941 cup and team them up with a WWI canteen.  

 

Mikie 

1941 Canteen Cover.jpg

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Mikie dear boy,  methinks it looks like you may have grown into a collector , ' Wah, I want one of everything ' . . . . . . :lol: :lol:

 

lewis 

 

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Mikie, I know what you are going through.  May I suggest you reignite your 1943 itch by searching for a nice first aid pouch or .45 magazine pouch to round things out. Meanwhile you can pursue that elusive lottery victory to provide for that 1941 canteen. 🙂

 

Rene

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A collector? Noooooo!!!!  I really don't need any encouragement to get an itch. I've still got a few.  Just wish I had enough "scratch" to scratch them all.

 

Mikie

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  • 1 month later...

I found a 1941 dated cup to go with the cover. And wouldn't you know, it came with a 1965 dated canteen. Now I've got to hunt a 1965 cup and cover. Oh the fun never ends! 

Mikie

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RustyCanteen

That is how collecting works, one thing leads to another..

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