Here we have a fine World War II German Model 1931 canteen that is in complete and excellent field used condition. It features an OD green painted cup, Bakelite cap, brown wool cover and leather strap with clip. The canteen is the mid-war type and is constructed of stainless steel and finished with red enamel on both the interior and exterior. There are no dents or damage to the body.
There are no maker marks or dates on either the body or the cup. The cap moves freely on the mouth of the canteen and retains the riveted leather strap holding it to the leather carrier. The metal clip is completely functional and with no damage to the spring. The woolen cover is completely without rips or moth damage.
All the snaps are complete and functional. The canteen body is backward in the wool cover and has been that way since the war.
The straps are a little bit stiff but still solid and pliable. They could easily be treated if desired, but we leave them just as we find them.
This is a truly fine example of an M31 combat field canteen as used in both North Africa and on the continent and one that remains in excellent, undamaged condition. The item "WWII GERMAN MODEL 1931 CANTEEN COMPLETE & EXCELLENT" is in sale since Thursday, June 3, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Personal, Field Gear". The seller is "thedogfacesoldier" and is located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.