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  • Rare enameled M42 messkit by Deutsche Emailwarenfabrik (DEF)


    Messkits and canteens enameled in these colours are attributed to be made by the Deutsche Emailwarenfabrik (DEF) run by Oskar Schindler. Messkits and canteens, unmarked, in these specific colours have been found in the old factory storage of the former DEF.  There are several other makers of enameled steel canteens and messkits but they all carry different characteristic features such as markings or specific colours. No other maker utilizes these light gray and blue colours and lacks markings. The light blue “wash” on top of the enamel is one of the typical features. The messkit is in good used condition and has one hardly noticeable period repair to the hinges. A very nice and rare messkit!

    This ensemble was photographed on Omaha Beach on the 5th of June 2019.

  • M31 messkit marked HWSD 37


    Very nice pre war messkit marked HWSD 37 indicating production by H.W.Schmidt, Metallwarenfabrik, Döbeln. The messkit is in very good condition with over 85% of its original paint remaining.

    This ensemble was photographed on Omaha Beach on the 5th of June 2019.

  • Black pre war M31 messkit marked HWP 34

    Sale! 175.00 125.00

    Black M31 Kochgeschirr marked HWP 34 indicating production by Hermann Wuppermann, Pinneberg. The messkit retains up to 95% of its original factory paint. The top loop for the strap is the first open model. One of the rarest manufacturers/types of messkits in near mint condition!

  • Pre war Reichswehr era Messkit marked SMM 28


    A very nice pre war messkit marked SMM28 indicating production by Süddeutsche Metallwarenfabrik, Mussbach in 1928. This is the first inter war period messkit I’ve found. It still retains up to 80% of its original grey paint.

  • M1910 messkit marked RZM M6/2/40


    This tall, pre war model was most probably made and used by the Waffen-SS. Nicely marked RZM M6/2/40 and HRE indicate production by Heinrich Ritter, Esslingen in 1940The usual prewar political models for the HitlerjugendAllgemeine-SS and SA where finished in a black paint. This one, being produced in Olive paint was most probably produced and used by the Waffen-SS as can be seen on many wartime pictures. Nice condition!

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