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#1 beerdragon54

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 04:55 PM

Bought this not too long ago and finally getting a minute to share. I was very excited to get these.Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image


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Posted 19 January 2020 - 04:57 PM

Very Nice! Named even, any research yet?



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Posted 19 January 2020 - 04:57 PM

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#4 beerdragon54

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 04:58 PM

Very Nice! Named even, any research yet?


I must have totally forgot to try and research them. I will poke around a little now but if anyone else finds something that would be great.


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Posted 19 January 2020 - 05:24 PM

I can’t tell what in God’s green earth is his name? Issued to 2 people?


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Posted 19 January 2020 - 06:26 PM

I can’t tell what in God’s green earth is his name? Issued to 2 people?


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I saw that, I thought the same thing..ha ha The first name looks to have a first initial?



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Posted 19 January 2020 - 06:31 PM

F E POSEY or F E FOSEY ?



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Posted 19 January 2020 - 06:31 PM

I have a nice MINT pair of P42 pants, I am still on the desire to own a jacket however  :rolleyes:​ 

 

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 06:32 PM

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 06:39 PM

Boy they are nice


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Posted 01 February 2020 - 11:21 AM

That's a superb set!!!



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Posted 01 February 2020 - 11:31 AM

Not to deter from the original aspect of this post but Ive seen some that have a greenish tone and some that have a more OD brownish tone to the lighter colors on the green side. Can someone shed some light on this, perhaps another thread has discussed this and i should seek that thread out?

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 11:39 AM

Very nice set.

Looks like F. EPOSEY to me.

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 04:33 PM

Not to deter from the original aspect of this post but Ive seen some that have a greenish tone and some that have a more OD brownish tone to the lighter colors on the green side. Can someone shed some light on this, perhaps another thread has discussed this and i should seek that thread out?

 

D.D.: It seems to have just depended on what run(s) of cloth was used to make up a particular garment, how precisely or hurriedly the various dyes were mixed at the textileries, etc..

Below are 2 Marine Corps Utility Suits made around the same time- a '42 like Beerdragon's on the left, and a Parachutist Suit on the right. Both are in like-new condition, but 3 various dye shades can be seen. This same variance occurred with the early production of the Marines' camo Shelter Halves. When the Army started receiving the One-Piece Jungle Suits from the contractors, there was an unbelievable myriad of different colors to be seen in these coveralls. As time went on and methods were refined, the patterns produced became a lot more uniform. 

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 04:37 PM

One-Piece Jungle Suits, all mint except for the one in the center, which was only washed once (not by me!)...and this isn't even close to all the different colors I've seen on these.

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 07:25 PM

 

D.D.: It seems to have just depended on what run(s) of cloth was used to make up a particular garment, how precisely or hurriedly the various dyes were mixed at the textileries, etc..

Below are 2 Marine Corps Utility Suits made around the same time- a '42 like Beerdragon's on the left, and a Parachutist Suit on the right. Both are in like-new condition, but 3 various dye shades can be seen. This same variance occurred with the early production of the Marines' camo Shelter Halves. When the Army started receiving the One-Piece Jungle Suits from the contractors, there was an unbelievable myriad of different colors to be seen in these coveralls. As time went on and methods were refined, the patterns produced became a lot more uniform. 

Flage Guy, that makes total sense and I thoroughly appreciate you taking the time to show me the difference.  I have noticed this on a few of my helmet covers.  Thank you and great collection by the way!



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Posted 01 February 2020 - 07:53 PM

Flage Guy, that makes total sense and I thoroughly appreciate you taking the time to show me the difference.  I have noticed this on a few of my helmet covers.  Thank you and great collection by the way!

 

Now lets talk about helmet covers, let the fun begin!



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Posted 01 February 2020 - 08:22 PM

 

Now lets talk about helmet covers, let the fun begin!

 

LOLOL!!!!! As Mr. Bill would say...
 

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 05:51 AM

OH NO! It's SLUGO MR. Bill..Ha Ha  Flash and no flash! Cannot get enough of the colors like in person.

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 06:14 AM

Helmet cover tree as I like to call it!

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 06:14 AM

Back Side of Tree!

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 06:16 AM

Shade tree pic 3

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 06:29 AM

And for the grand finale!

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 06:31 AM

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 06:32 AM

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