WW2 Canteen, Incorrect Strap?
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    Default WW2 Canteen, Incorrect Strap?

    I recently purchased this canteen but I'm not too sure what I have with regards to the leather strap? The felt cover has no leather guides sown to each side to hold the canteen strap in place and no sign that it ever had them fitted and also there is no bottom stud fitted to the felt cover, for the strap to attach to, again with no sign that it was ever fitted.

    Is the strap and spring hook incorrect for the canteen and cover, please?

    I wondered if the canteen strap that I have is post war, perhaps East German, or maybe a civilian item? Were some canteens issued with no leather straps fitted?

    Many thanks for any help explaining exactly what I have.
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    measure it. it is a civil organization canteen HJ SA . if you have a regular canteen it should be smaller
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    Thanks for the reply. The canteen is bigger when measured against a regular .75 litre canteen and so it's a 1 litre "medics" canteen. Is the strap for a civil organisation, please?

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    thought the civil ones were smaller? it looks just like the civil ones i have seen so who knows maybe the hj leader needed a bigger canteen.
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    Somehow the strap doesn't seem quite right because it could just slide off the canteen but when tried on a standard canteen the strap is too big. This canteen is factory code marked just like other military issue canteens. The wool cover is in remarkably good condition.

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    HITLER YOUTH LEADER canteen ?
    must have water when the boys get Thursday.

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