Jump to content

Another WWII USMC Shovel?

Recommended Posts

I picked this shovel up today thinking it was the rare fixed USMC Shovel that's been posted about on here before. When I got it home, I compared it to my other example and I noticed it isnt reinforced. Could this be an earlier version or possibly a prototype? I can't find any markings on it anywhere. Has anyone seen one like this before?





Link to post
Share on other sites

I am pretty sure this and others like it are just a large surplus dealer using left over parts to make something he can sell. Take a left over or rejected blade and handle stamp out a piece to hold them together add a couple of rivets and scrap becomes a salable commodity. Then several years later a militaria dealer gets a hold of it and it becomes a rare prototype, cheap garden spade to valuable collectible in two seconds flat.



Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.