USMC Gas Can Value

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USMC Gas Can Value

Post by Mark Jennings » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:06 am

I was wondering what a 1943 dated USMC gas (gerry) can is worth? It is in decent shape but I have not looked inside to see the condition. Thanks for any help. Mark.
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Re: USMC Gas Can Value

Post by lucakiki » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:47 am

Made by Conco,I suppose.
If you haven't looked inside, you should.
This side of the pond, they go for over 50 bucks, usually.
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Re: USMC Gas Can Value

Post by tractor12 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:30 am

On a WWII can USMC is the companys name and not US Marine Corp. It is just a regular jerry can
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Re: USMC Gas Can Value

Post by Chuck Lutz » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:05 am

Not exactly.....in WWII the United States Metal Can (USMC) company did not suppy cans to the gov't. CONCO made cans with U.S.M.C. on them in WWII for the United States Marine Corps (USMC).

Post war, the Unites State Metal Can company made cans for the civilian market with "USMC" on them...

SO....it the can has U.S.M.C. on the side and CONCO on the bottom it is a Marine Corps can...
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Re: USMC Gas Can Value

Post by Mark Tombleson » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:17 am

Chuck has it right. :wink:

Here are some of my CONCO USMC cans.

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Re: USMC Gas Can Value

Post by tractor12 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:21 pm

You learn something new.
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