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#1 RockinBones

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 05:45 AM

Found this leaf pattern cover in a box of dusty items at recent Militaria show. I supect it could be a cheap imitation of the real Mccoy but for less than two bucks I thought it was weird enough to deserve a better plce to reside.

On the first photo the mystery cover is showed close to a real specimen in unissued condition.
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PS this is my very first post, please forgive me and my eventual mistakes.

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#2 sgtdorango

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 05:58 AM

Wow!...Ive never seen one like that and Ive seen lots of mitchell covers, are there any markings on the inside flaps and do the foliage slits and seam stitching look factory done?.....very interesting cover!.....even if someone wanted to make a homemade cover where would they get one sided Mitchell pattern camo cloth?.. :think: .I would have grabbed it too!!.......mike

#3 RockinBones

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 06:20 AM

sgtdorango I have inspected this cover inside and out looking for maybe faded markings but none present

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 07:00 AM

I don't think it is US -

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 07:00 AM

Very interesting cover. By the looks of the print 'bleeding' through the material I would guess that the material is fairly lightweight. The off colouring doesn't suggest it to be asian-made either (their 'Mitchell' copy tend to be brighter colours). I would surmise that this might be a experimental piece (although lack of markings or tag might eliminate this). My main question is .. someone has printed off at least a roll of this material - what else was produced from it?

#6 Mercenary25

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 07:07 AM

Maybe cover was made for thailand, Philippines or one of small islands in Pacific? I don't remember which one but I've seen their own mitchell pattern.

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 08:28 AM

I am thinking Thailand for the odd cover. The Thai Armed Forces did use a Mitchell pattern type material for awhile. Whatever the case, awesome finds. :thumbsup:

Edited by nkomo, 29 November 2009 - 08:29 AM.


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Posted 30 November 2009 - 11:33 AM

Great pick up .
I would have been all over that !!!
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