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While cleaning up pioneer tools, I came across these 2 Picks.

 

One is about 25" long and is marked D next to C.F.S.

The other one is a bit longer and is marked with a logo, which I cannot make out...

 

Both are similar to the one shown in FM21-105 Engineer Soldier's Handbook (June 2nd, 1943) on page 8.

 

The blade side of the longer pick is much smaller than the ones generally encountered on the vehicle racks.

 

Anyway, can anyone confirm these are WW2 GI Issue? Or if not, what country they are from.

 

Thanks!

 

Johan

 

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Johan, not sure if this is of any help but I have a similar pick to the bottom one you have posted. I picked this up at a yard sale years ago. The pick is marked TRUE TEMPER on one side and with a large number 7 on the other side, no date that I can find. The handle is marked 4Lh1286 and it looks to retain it's original olive drab paint. The pick measures 24 inches long, the handle 36 inches long.

 

Rob

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Rob, your handle is GI for sure. The first number on the handle is 41, then H stands for Handle. I doubt though that the head is GI. I just recently found one that is US marked. I'll post a photo later today.

Johan, I don't believe that either of your picks are USGI issue.

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Robin, thanks for the info. I also have my doubts about the head being GI. I thought it may have a chance since it was made by True Temper (a wartime manufacturer) but without being U.S. marked it's probably civilian. I will look for your US marked head when you post.

 

Rob

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