Cover for late field bottle 0,8 liter

42.00 €
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The field bottle in the photograph is not for sale. It demonstrates how our cover looks on the original flask. You can assemble such a flask by yourself using the accessories that are sold in our store (cover, strap, lid, mug). Getting the original or copy bottle is still not a problem nowdays.

All variants are sheathed with white tape, the variant with smooth brown leather is sheathed with gray tape. Please specify if this is essential for you! Stamps WAL 42 or WAL 43.

The material is light gray-brown felt. It has the right thickness and a carefully selected "late" color. This is not woolen cloth, but felt. The cloth has a braided structure and does not stretch. Felt is a pressed natural pile, it can be stretched in any direction. That is why felt was used for round-shaped covers, and cheap copies can be made from similar cloth, do not get caught! The thickness is approximately 2 mm. Authentic "WAL 42" or "WAL 43" ink stamp on the inside.

The buttons have a good deep "stars" on face. Upper part is painted black. On the inside there is an simple marking: stars (***), no modern inscriptions like "super star", "strong" or "xiao myao". These buttons exclusive production of "Replika" shop! We also sell buttons separately and have wholesale price for them.

The buttons have a silver metal coating like the originals after 1940.

The peg is steel, riveted on a steel washer, with a leather gasket on both sides and with a piece of felt so as not to scratch the field bottle. So it was in the original. The loops are sewn with white threads, black threads ceased to be used with the beginning of the war. The edges of the leather are not painted, they stopped doing this with the transition of the German economy to military rails. Leather-lining (on the inside of the cover) natural (beige) color.

How to install the cover?

The cases are delivered flat, and at first glance they may seem small or large (field bottles from different manufacturers are slightly different in shape). Before installing the cover, you need to wet it and pull it over the flask. Felt (wool) is a plastic material without a structure (hats of different shapes are made of it), it can be molded for any field bottle. Distribute the cover over the field bottle so that the leather straps and the peg at the bottom stand exactly in the center, do not be afraid to move and pull it, work as with clay or plasticine. To remove the folds or narrow the cover (for example, in the neck), it is enough to wet it with hot water and let it dry, it will cover the flask and take its shape.

Historical reference.

A field bottle with the MN44 stamp of the manufacturer from Metallindustrie GmbH. (MENESA), the city of Neunkirchen-Saar. Option 1 liter (with reinforcements), but with a conventional stamped steel mug. You can fully consider this flask on the website of the military-antiques store