UNIS marked Water ("W") Can

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UNIS marked Water ("W") Can

Post by AZ Jeff » Sat May 20, 2017 2:54 pm

I picked this '44 CONCO USMC can up at a recent California militaria show. It had original but washed-out forest green so I performed my usual WD-40 + fine steel wool buff to bring out the color. This is what I found underneath...

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The shine is from the oil. From what I can tell, the UNIS and W mark were applied to the factory forest green layer and then overpainted at some later date with a slightly darker, but still matt, shade. There are no other numbers to the left or right of the "2" (the "dot" on the right is a paint drip). Markings on the opposite side are only 5% intact.

So... a generic 5th MarDiv 2nd Battalion marking or...?

Jeff Q.
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