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Very cool hand cammouflage pieces .

Just my cuppa tea !!!!

Bob from Vintage Productions had something similar this year , his stuff came from a WW2 Marines family .

So yours might be along the same type of thing .

It looks just the same as his , so I would consider myself lucky , and you got a great once in a lifetime find .

owen

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Owen,

Thanks for the compliments.Appreciate you looking it over.I have wanted to post this set to see what everyone thought.Some one sure took a lot of time and luv painting this set up.

 

There is an old magazine I have and it shows a rendering in color of a trooper in camo suit with gear.His gear is all camo'd up too.I wonder if this is where they got the idea???

 

I have a Marine 41 pack thats has a little paint on it and a M43 fiels jacket encased in parachute camo.Its a strange one.I bought it out of a gun publication in the late 1970s when I was a kid.I will try to dig it out and post it.

 

RD

In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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Sweet ,

I would love to see the other things .

I forgot to mention Bobs stuff came with a m-41 that was also hand cammoed.

I think this type of thing is the icing on the cake for camouflage collectables !!!

o

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:w00t: :w00t: Whoooo.....forgot about this thread with all you guys' primo stuff on it...that hand-'flaged web gear of Ron's is The Bomb. If that was done by some slob collector to be passed off as real, I think the price would have been through the roof- that's my opinion...

 

Shucks, might as well get in on the lunacy...

 

One-Piece Jungle Suit (sometimes called the "Zoot-Suit" by Marines), used by the 1st Marine Division and Carlson's 2nd Raiders in the New Georgia campaign. Notice 3 different dye shades (2 in the Helmet Cover); the Suit's lower pockets are even different than all these.

 

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Here's a couple of M1942 Camouflage Suits- both large sized, so it is possible to find 'em big...

 

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I'm so old, I still call W.W.II U.S. militaria "war surplus".

 

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Later production 'flage: at left is probably the last of the Marine H.B.T. camo suits made of the "softer" colored material; an early-run '44 suit (the Coat came from Bob Thomas' old California-based mail auction many moons ago; Owen, I'll bet you know him); and a late-'43 Jump Smock which was cut at the waist, but with the elbow pads left intact (usually these were removed).

 

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Support our troops...abandoning the War on Terror is not an affordable luxury.

I'm so old, I still call W.W.II U.S. militaria "war surplus".

 

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Coupla Jump Smocks; early '43 at left, final-run Smock at lower right. The early Smock has had the lower pockets removed and sewn up with silver-white thread (I've had a number of Marine Corps items which were repaired or modified using this thread- must've been hard to get O.D. thread, or something...?). A Paramarine Utility Coat hangs at upper right.

 

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Support our troops...abandoning the War on Terror is not an affordable luxury.

I'm so old, I still call W.W.II U.S. militaria "war surplus".

 

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Early-run Helmet Net-Cover mounted on fixed-bail Pot; B.A.R. Parts Box has had a Marine belt hook riveted to its back.

 

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Support our troops...abandoning the War on Terror is not an affordable luxury.

I'm so old, I still call W.W.II U.S. militaria "war surplus".

 

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Man this photo look like a scale model :w00t:

 

:lol::lol: A truly unique perspective...but it does, when you look at it for a while- LOL

Support our troops...abandoning the War on Terror is not an affordable luxury.

I'm so old, I still call W.W.II U.S. militaria "war surplus".

 

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To answer that question one must look at the USMC m-44 uniform .

As the uniform was introduced in 1944 is is quite possible it was in production in the year 1944 and into 1945 .

So the logical answer to you question is 1945 .

However , the helmet cover was to be worn with little or no changes into the Vietnam war .

I have seen 1950s dated covers from the Blue Anchor company dated 1958 printed in blue lettering ,these have the 1950s style EGA printed on both sides .

 

I am sure a helmet guy could get even finer with the covers than me though .

 

That is my stab at the answer for you .

I hope it helps .

 

Owen

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