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GERMAN ARMY MESS TINS , 1970's
Mess tins manufactured in Sweden between the late 1960's and the 1990's, this one is dated 1969.
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- German mess tins have an insert tray by standard - as long as it is not lost in the field.
.......... Claus Mayer, Schweinfurt, Germany, 17th of November 2014
- This image is of a Swedish mess tin from the 1970s-90s. The date of manufacture will be on the lip of the kidney insert, handle of the lid, and on the bail loop of the right side of the pot. the number will be a 2 0r 3 letter manufacturers code, followed by a 2 digit year of manufacture.
The German ones are similar, but with different bail loops on the pot and no kidney insert tray. WWII ones will be shorter than this, and the WWI version taller and narrower.
.......... Anders Hudson, Campbell CA. USA, 26th of February 2010