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Original U.S. Civil War Federal Model 1858 Bullseye 7 Ring Canteen from V.F.W. Hall

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a genuine Civil War example of the Model 1858 ‘Bullseye’ pattern tin canteen in very good condition. Often referred to as a Philadelphia Depot-style ‘corrugated’ canteen, these were issued to Union troops in the field until the war’s end. Canteen consists of two circular sections of pressed tin-plated steel, formed in an oblate spheroid pattern and soldered together at the rim.

This early production canteen exhibits seven reinforcing rings extruded on each side. Unfortunately the cover and sling are missing, having been removed long ago. The canteen was then painted a light green color, and for many years hung on the wall of a V.F.W. hall, before being sold at auction. It has the brass numbers E 4 6 attached by a fabric ribbon in the middle of the bulls eye, and also has a large amount of string wrapped around the spout. Most of the paint is missing, however the string and paint make it impossible to find any maker mark on the spout unfortunately.

A very nice U.S. Civil War "Bullseye" Canteen with an interesting history. Ready to display!

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