Type 1 coconut canteen marked HRE 42


Very nice first pattern Coconut pattern canteen in nicely combat used condition. The canteen is in untouched condition and shows traces of real usage and is a nice combat used example! The canteen is a coconut pattern which were only made by HRE, this specific example is nicely marked HRE 42 which indicates production by Heinrich Ritter, Esslingen in 1942. Note that the strap from the closing cap is heavily damaged and almost trough the complete fabric! Nice original example which is rather hard to encounter in combat used condition!

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