Original U.S. WWII US Marine Corps 3rd Type Cross Flap “Dog Ear” Canteen Cover With 1943/44 Dated Canteen and Cup

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is an exceptional example of an unused USMC "Rabbit Ears" 3rd Model Canteen Cover. Although the cover has some signs of storage wear, we believe this canteen was never taken to the field, making it an excellent and pristine specimen!

From 1943 onward, the most noticeable feature added to USMC canteen covers was the "dog ear" crossed flaps. This type of cover has a front seam, typical USMC high-mounted wire hooks, and a one-inch hole at the bottom with a stitched edge, giving it the appearance of a buttonhole. This hole would fit over the neck of the canteen and could be used as a funnel to collect water from spouted sources.

This is a wonderful example and it comes complete with a 1943 dated canteen and 1944 dated canteen cup, both without any noticeable damage.

A great example ready for further research and display.

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