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    Post by fourtycoats on Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:25 pm

    Three IACMC members at a military show in the sunny south east of Ireland today

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    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:15 pm

    And now I know who to beg a Somali BSM set off of Wink

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    Post by fourtycoats on Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:34 pm

    I do not think that begging will work Steve. Mortgaging your house maybe?
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    Post by ripcord on Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:18 pm

    Some things are near sacred...Very Happy

    Beautiful set. Deserves it's own post.




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    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:02 am

    fourtycoats wrote:I do not think that begging will work Steve. Mortgaging your house maybe?

    Yeah, I'm sure it wouldn't work. I could go with the "I know where he lives", but he also knows where I live and there's quite a few things in my collection he'd go for.  I think this is what some might call "detente" or perhaps "mutual assured destruction" Smile Reminds me I sent him something yesterday and I haven't yet asked him for the money. So he get's an email from me anyways!

    I passed up on one of these sets almost 20 years ago because $200 was too expensive.  Had I known then what I know now...

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    Post by fourtycoats on Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:24 am

    Twenty years ago, on holiday in Florence, I found a very good militaria shop and he had, hanging on the wall, new San Marco suits in temperate and desert, just like the one in the photo above. They were the same price about $100. I chose the temperate one because I did not envisage a need for a desert suit.How wrong can you be?
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    Post by fourtycoats on Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:31 am

    ripcord wrote:Some things are near sacred...Very Happy

    Beautiful set. Deserves it's own post.




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    I agree Sal. The owner is a reluctant poster though but maybe this thread will induce him to take a few photos.
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    Post by ripcord on Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:11 pm

    Sean,


    Would be lovely to see some details ....but that is entirely up to the owner...

    Thoroughly enjoyed the classics in the photo, and of course the uniforms as well.... Very Happy

    Thanks for posting it..


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    Post by abefroman on Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:44 pm

    Are there any pictures of that pattern used in Somalia? I have Italian body armor in that pattern, which I know was used in Somalia and Mozambique, but I have never seen the fatigues in use...

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