You can feel a few small dents in the canteen, through the cover. It has the neck and original cork holder. The cork and chain appear to be a replacement. The cork chain attaches to a hole in one of the sling loops. The fabric cover is intact, no rips or tear.
No seam separations or fraying. All things considered, for being 150+ years old, it is in Excellent shape for historic display purposes. Check out my other items.
The item "Civil War US Pattern 1858 Canteen Smooth Side Style withCover & Sling 6th NH Inf" is in sale since Tuesday, January 24, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "koolstuff1958" and is located in Henderson, Nevada. This item can be shipped worldwide.