Jump to content

ERDL M1 Cover Comparison


Ryan Reese
 Share

Recommended Posts

Ryan Reese

Have you ever wanted to get more confused on the different ERDL patterns? We'll here's an excellent opportunity to walk any with more questions than answers.

 

Partially joking... I've been very intrigued by the development and fielding of the ERDL patterns. The grey areas and unknowns only make it more interesting. As a newer collector, I'll admit that I know very little but learning and hunting for these pieces has been a lot of fun.

 

I've pulled a lot of great info from USMF and YouTube, most notably the Uniform History Channel. He had a great video on ERDL that helped me out.

 

Here are 6 covers that I currently have dated:

- 1969

- 1976

- 1976

- 1977

- 1979

- 1980

 

As you can see, there are a lot of differences and some have very obvious shadowing. 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ryan Reese

Here are two vastly different patterns. Both made in 1976 at the same place. Notice the different contract numbers and “02” vs “03”. Not sure if those are pattern designations though. 
 

 

EC08C287-2440-4A4D-A3AD-503B794A2A0E.jpeg

2955F2CC-65C0-4309-B758-1C2E32EBA0BC.jpeg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ryan Reese

And finally a great tool to use to better differentiate between the variations.

 

 

FCEB4AA6-85B3-4BF3-B642-030E531070D2.png

Link to comment
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
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...