I REALLY hope my bad feeling about them was right.
Edited by Justin, 02 August 2009 - 05:22 AM.
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Posted 02 August 2009 - 06:40 AM
Posted 02 August 2009 - 06:51 AM
Okay thanks. Does have one have a real set of camo m56 pouches?
Somebody hand painted them, maybe with a spray gun, but not real. Look at the left pouch US, it's painted over, You can see where the paint line is with the lid, and the cammo is painted up on the back webing, all indicating hand painted afterwards. Good job on not winning this pair.
Posted 02 August 2009 - 07:01 AM
Posted 02 August 2009 - 04:38 PM
Posted 02 August 2009 - 04:42 PM
Hmm, you're not the 1st person that also thought they were real, the 3 shades of Green Black and Brown do match other camo items I have seen from the era... :think:
Someone went to a lot of trouble to paint those pouches. I have seen jungle jackets from the earlier part of the war with that camo pattern. Hmmmm........ :think: I know many items have been painted up, but that pattern looks decently done.
Posted 02 August 2009 - 04:50 PM
Posted 02 August 2009 - 06:48 PM
Posted 02 August 2009 - 07:14 PM
I never said they were real. I just said someone went to a lot of work to paint them and did a decent job. I don't really know what to think about them actually. The camo pattern is one that I've seen on earlier Nam items, but with all the fakers out there....you can never be 100% sure.
IMHO, it has lowest chance to be legit. It is common for Special Ops such as LRRP, Ranger, SOG, and even SASR (Assuie SAS) to paint over their web gear in camouflage color. This photo you provided of LRRP guy with painted pouches, is brighter than one on ebay. So paint may be old and faded over time. But there is no way to confirm if those two pouches are for real, painted during nam era because seller or previous owner could easily paint them to give them a "impression" or the look.
I looked at this seller's other items, he has some suspicious items for sale.
Edited by nkomo, 02 August 2009 - 07:26 PM.
Posted 03 August 2009 - 07:05 AM
Posted 03 August 2009 - 07:34 AM
That's where my bad feelings came from, the location and paint on the back. Thanks
While I think camp painted items are very real I would not trust those particular items because of where they are located. One curious thing about them. Why paint the back where no one will see it?
Posted 03 August 2009 - 03:20 PM
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