Just picked this up today from my brother, M1942 PW, dated 1-1945. It was in a 1966 mess kit instead of the normal container so it rolled around in it and wore the decal. Luckily it did not wear it out but I would like to replace it. Other than that the stove looks nice, the leather in the plunger might need replacing but more like oiling, it looked good and the O rings I could see. I will break it down and see how all the other seals look, clean it up good then give her a try. Now I need to find a container which might be difficult. Best part was the price, FREE!