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ca. WAR OF 1812 WOODEN CANTEEN:  A rare surviving specimen of the early US Army and Militia Wooden Canteens, this is a particularly nice example.  Featuring a pleasantly aged blue green painted surface that is still bright, smooth and 98% present on all surfaces with only very minor rubs in a couple of spots and the face of the canteen bears the initials in contrasting black paint, L.H..  The canteen measures 6 in diameter and 2 3/8 wide.  The front, back and single piece side are all intact with no cracks or splits.  The front and back are attached to the side piece with iron tacks and all the tacks are present and the joints are all solid and tight.  All three leather sling guides are present.  One of the guides has a single, clean break (no leather is missing) that does not readily show and the other two are fully intact.  This is a very nice specimen of an early US Military canteen.  $850


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