Various shades of Green to Brown, styled after the U. S. OG Plastic 1-Quart Canteen. Dated 1960s to 1970s.
(Canteens have been well USED = NO Beauty Queens!)
A.Canteen with Cap and Strap (Quantity)
B.Canteen with Cap (No Strap) (Quantity)
C.Canteen with "M17" Gas Mask Style Cap and Strap
4561 North Vietnamese 1-Quart Plastic CANTEEN
Green Plastic (same Pattern as #4560), But with a Star added.
ARVN Nomenclature verbage changed to NVA wording, Post-1975(?)
A.Canteen with CAP (No Cap Strap), Large "Star in a Circle", GC
4563 NVA 1-Quart “Yoke-Canteen” Aluminum Canteen
Early to mid-1960s CHICOM NVA canteen with “split-yoke cotton harness”
B. named on strap “Quyinh” (his last name), very minor wear, Green paint on canteen has faded and harness is almost bleached-white on the outside, EC+
see pics on Vietnam page http://www.ljmilitaria.com/vietnam___items_for_sale.htm
With Vertical or Horizontal Seam (this feature will be noted)
Very few manufactured as the Enamel would chip when the canteen was dropped.
(see Doughboy to GI Book, page 209)
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C.Vertical Seam, Dated 1942, by Vollrath, has the Concave-Cap, Chipped and Repaired (GC), Khaki Carrier Dated 1943 (GC+), Overall Condition is GC
F. Horizontal Seam, dated 1942, by “REP”, has the Original Flat top Black Cap with Original cork, very-small chip on the horizontal seam (on the side) (ask for picfile), normal wear around top/neck (see pictures on site), stud in cap has rust (normal for this cap) (can be removed with NAVAL Jelly), Khaki Carrier dated 1942 (this is the cover it was found in) (no value placed on carrier), 97% Condition, EC+ (One of the Best you will see) see on Equipment page:
H.Horizontal Seam, no date or maker’s marks, has the Concave-Cap,
chipped, overall in GC+
L. Vertical Seam dated 1942, by Vollrath, has the Original Flat top Black Cap, 97% Condition, NWSM (One of the Best you will see)
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