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    RVN Items, Specifically Tiger Stripe...<br />All military firearms, Specifically Sniper related.<br />Any Camouflage after 1975.
  1. Not only was he a hell of a warrior, he was a damn good police too.
  2. I have a set like this that was made in Singapore and was issued in the 80-90 period. I will have to dig it out and see. Would have to e-mail a photo to someone to post, I still haven't gotten the hang of that yet, no matter how much some of you have tried to help....
  3. With Thermal, your body heat glow overpowers the pattern. The MARPAT black is 1/2 as bad as the woodlands in NVD's because it's 1/2 the amount of black as the woodlands. And yes, the ACU works best in NVD's partly because it was designed to hide the best under those conditions, then you add in the M-4, black in color, and the NVD helmet mount, black in color, the rhino horn, black in color, and the PVS-14, black in color, and the ACU becomes not so good again. Wash any of these suits in detergent with UV brightners and watch the glow get brighter. Get them dirty where you can se
  4. During my Dad's time in the service, beginning in 1943, he related several things about shoes and boots. His first combat boots were the rough out combat boot which they burned smooth then polished to meet formation. He thought it stupid to be issued rough out boots that had to be polished. Then he spoke of having to dye brown boots black when he had brown boots issued in black boot times. They had a surplus of the browns when the service went to black. And as an aside, I had a navy uncle who dyed boondockers black when nothing else was available. It seems in some places it was "
  5. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...8314&st=180 Page 10, post 198, and 199-200 show the movie poster of John Wayne.
  6. Those are for quick attach of the reflective tape for night recognition.
  7. So far in the pictures we see one unbadged uniform, the first picture shown in the postings (OldFireGuy). Then we see a badged uniform in the second series of pics (Snake36Bravo). Snake says the pics he posted show a badged and unbadged set, but I think the pic he says is unbadged looks that way because of the way Sheen is turned (from watching the movie last night). The black V stripe running up to the patch is the same on all of Snake's pics. There is one scene where Sheen comes up out of the water and he is soaked. Then in the next scene, where he should be soaked, he is dry. Ther
  8. The very first run was made in Thailand and sold when TSP went by the name Boval. The pocket pattern on them was the advisor two button. The second run can be seen in "the horrid book" listed by Johnson as the "Bolding" pattern. Still sold under the name Boval rather than TSP, and advisor two button pockets. I bought the last of the cloth from them. The third run was sold as the first TSP pattern, again, two button pockets. Your coat is a fourth run pattern, 2nd TSP, with alterations to take up the sides. The pocket top stitching looks off in your picture, like someone changed the top to
  9. The gold suits sold by Moore were also sold by E-Bay seller GoGoGo1944, aka Wood, who has sold a faded out (stone washed) set of "silver tigers" in two cloth weights, heavy twill and light weight cotton, and who recently sold a light weight late war advisor type set. Wood is a reliable guy and honest. Tells you what he sells you is a repro. Then there is E-Bay seller Panzerfaust, who sells very good reproductions of many things besides tigerstripe, another reliable and honest guy. I have dealt with NCHS and their products and they are reliable and honest. Can't say that about som
  10. Put a real pair side by side with the pair you have and you will note the ankle support on the real boot is higher up on the side than the pair you have. On the real boots, the ankle support almost touches the rear strap coming up the back of the boot and on the Korean boots, the ankle support is approximately 1/2" down from the rear strap. On the portion of the side (canvass) below the ankle support (and above the vents), the exposed part of the real boot is almost a square, where the Korean boot resembles a rectangle rather than a square. These things are very visible in your photo
  11. Those are Tiger Stripe Products, 2nd run or so, reproductions. I have a set just like them.
  12. In the 80's BUDS, there were no perma pressed shinola, there was the old cotton stuff. Some units still issued the cotton rather than the perma pressed shinola, there were warehouses full of the cotton stuff that was issued to whichever unit needed it for a specific duty. National guard units had the pass down situation of cotton when big army was issuing perma press. After the army went BDU, there were still warehouses full of cotton fatigues that were given to other countries and sold as surplus to the public.
  13. Hugh Ambrose's book "The Pacific" shows a picture of some Guadalcanal Marines in a "modified" uniform, with the 1MarDiv patch on them. One of the guys in the picture is still alive, or was at the time Ambrose wrote the book. That picture was taken of those Guadalcanal survivors in Australia. The uniform pictured above is in line with the "modified" uniforms issued to the guys at that time. They took what they could get due to the war effort's inability to produce and ship enough supplies to them. There is more than one documented event where people aquired locally tailored or produced
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