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    Default Named and numbered cnx RG.34

    I had been after a RG34 tin with a painted name or number for a bit, as well as wanting a nice named one. I didnít think I would get it both on the same can, as well as the contents being really cool! I saw the exterior, and the wire chain and bought it immediately. I had to wait to see what type of chain, Oiler etc.

    I was very very happy with the markings on the can. The name, Adolf Krowul? The second last letter Iím not sure. Nice and legible. And the paint marking. A company? Rifle? Who knows but nice off white paint like seen in helmet skirts. Then I pulled out the contents. A wire chain, with kcy marking and a welded wire loop on standard toggle! Very cool variant. Then the Oiler. A type 2 Appel, smooth. Indy and no slot in the top screw! In the bottom of the chain compartment, the chamber cleaning wadding was pushed all the way to the bottom. Probably to make that damn wire chain make less noise. Seems to have been in there a really long time. So likely the German or US vet. Seller stated untouched from an estate sale. Iím inclined to believe him, and wonít be adding the missing tool, or repositioning the wadding. All in all Iím just super happy with this one.

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    I love cans like this! Great pickup. That thing smells original from here.


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    Very nice example of a WW2 "fielded" kit. The only reason why nice, "minty" kits are found is because they either never got issued out or if so, went to organizations which seldom needed to utilize them. Other than internal organizations within the Third Reich like the Reichbahn, Police, Reichpost, etc., unit markings on military field equipment was discontinued in the mid-1930s. However, issue numbers were often used, and likely that is what the "117." represents on the face of your tin. They can be painted or etched on and apparently the owner adding his name was not particularly frowned upon. This is also seen on other issued, personal gear like mess tins & canteens.

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    Outstanding!

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    A very nice kit, congratulations !

    Better to leave it like you found it...definitely a Rg34 with a history.

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    Fantastic find!
    Kit found it`s way to a proper home.
    " Hey, I got it from a long time dealer in Third Reich militaria years ago, so you know it`s real." Over heard comment at a table.

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