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    Type II Leaf Pattern coverall MK

    Post by Martin on Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:27 am

    Recently got this Type II Leaf Pattern coverall MK - one of my favourite patterns ever (don't know why - just the simplicity of the pattern makes it look cool) - and got it for a very reasonable price too... Unfortunately it didn't come with the facemask - if anyone ever gets hold of a spare facemask please let me know...

    Anyone have any photos of this coverall in actual use?







    Don't know what the hell the stamp says... Rolling Eyes
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    Re: Type II Leaf Pattern coverall MK

    Post by panzerwerk on Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:41 am

    Great Item , I have been looking for a set of these for a long time now , but the cost has been prohibitive, GREAT SCORE !!!!!!!


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    Re: Type II Leaf Pattern coverall MK

    Post by Martin on Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:49 am

    Just looking at the stamp now, I think I can make out "1948" on the second line from the top on the right hand side.
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    Re: Type II Leaf Pattern coverall MK

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:37 pm

    Congrats Martin! That's a rare piece you have and it looks to be in excellent condition. Unfortunately, I have not wanted to bleed myself white to get one of the early Soviet coveralls. Too much money!!

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    Re: Type II Leaf Pattern coverall MK

    Post by Martin on Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:46 pm

    Yeah I was lucky to get it for a good price... Bummer about not having the facemask though...
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    Re: Type II Leaf Pattern coverall MK

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:59 pm

    Heh... if you find it you'll probably have to shell out as much dosh for that as you did for the coveralls Very Happy

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    Re: Type II Leaf Pattern coverall MK

    Post by escammo on Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:29 am

    This birch pattern camo suit is shown on page 87 of Desmond's book, "Camouflage Uniforms of the Soviet Union and Russia". The birch camo has been a bit of a mystery because there have not been any photos showing this pattern worn by Soviet troops. As a result, these birch camo uniforms are usually thought of as experimental.

    Here is an early photo of the birch pattern suit being worn by the soldier with what looks like an AKMS (if it is an AKMS, the photo was taken around 1959 or later).

    I think that this photo shows that these birch camo suits were actually issued. I have added an additional image showing a comparison of the pattern in the photo with an actual uniform in my collection.




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    Re: Type II Leaf Pattern coverall MK

    Post by zigfrid on Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:57 am

    sorry Embarassed
    how much cost, if not a secret?
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    Re: Type II Leaf Pattern coverall MK

    Post by Philip on Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:50 am

    Please introduce yourself in the introduction thread.
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    Re: Type II Leaf Pattern coverall MK

    Post by vonstuck on Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:33 pm

    Hello
    Not in my collection, take on ebay









    The 2 have the same date
    My coverall









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    Re: Type II Leaf Pattern coverall MK

    Post by escammo on Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:51 pm

    Two more stamps from Birch camo suits:

    1948?


    1958?


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    Re: Type II Leaf Pattern coverall MK

    Post by RetroRedRio on Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:08 pm

    vonstuck wrote:Hello
    Not in my collection, take on ebay

    The 2 have the same date

    Ah yez, Well I bidded on these two this morn but didn't win. Both sold for about $305 (splatter) and $310 (leaf). Before I even bidded I found out that they were both repos kuz the dated for the KLMK-Splatter was waaaay off (splatter made in 61' NOT 48'). Tho I currently got my eye something just as valuable.
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:19 pm

    Yup, I also got my ass handed to me. I was top bidder for a long time and knew it wouldn't last.

    I figured the guy just got the date wrong, but it does look like the stamp says 1948, doesn't it?

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    Re: Type II Leaf Pattern coverall MK

    Post by escammo on Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:05 pm

    The splatter looks like it might be dated "1958".

    This post shows a 1960 dated Splatter suit along with a 1958 dated Sunray suit that has Splatter camo material scraps used in it’s construction.

    http://iacmc.forumotion.com/t1262-soviet-camo-suits

    The suits that were sold on eBay are the real deal and it looks like Splatter was developed prior to 1960.

    I hear that there is another old pattern Splatter camo coming up on eBay soon. Smile


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    Re: Type II Leaf Pattern coverall MK

    Post by zigfrid on Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:30 pm

    Sorry if i break rules of the forum, but i am the one who sell splatter on ebay. When i put it on sale i didn't knew what type of camo is it, stamp on it show 1948 year of production. It is definately not replica! They seldom trap to my bunch orders of KLMK. If you are interested i can pick some additional photos while i didn't shipped package yet
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    Re: Type II Leaf Pattern coverall MK

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:00 pm

    No rules violation Sergey! Congratulations on getting good money for both items. I did not doubt the legitimacy of them. Soviet stamps are often very difficult to read, so don't feel bad if you made a mistake with the date.

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    Re: Type II Leaf Pattern coverall MK

    Post by RetroRedRio on Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:22 pm

    Yez Collectin Steve your not goin' blind, 1948 is what it says on both KLMK suits from the ebay auction.
    Now I don't mean to break bad on you Escammo with your link on the Sunrays-Splatter mixed camo suit. To me it looks like someone took some parts from an old busted up klmk-splatter suit and slapped it on a klmk-sun bunnies suit. Pluse the date to me on sun bunnies-splatter suit looks 1968, not 58'. You'll have to agree some of the dates you see on russian stuff can play a little obtical illusion, if you will. Some maker mark dates are disporportionate with each number/letter, age determines how much of stamp has rubbed away. So now that 6 looks like a 5 or 3.
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    Re: Type II Leaf Pattern coverall MK

    Post by escammo on Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:05 am

    RetroRedRio wrote: To me it looks like someone took some parts from an old busted up klmk-splatter suit and slapped it on a klmk-sun bunnies suit. Pluse the date to me on sun bunnies-splatter suit looks 1968, not 58'.

    RetroRedRio. I agree that the Soviet stamps are hard to read but, disagree with you on the date. The sunbunny/splatter suit is dated 1958 and it is a genuine and unissued suit. I have seen enough of these uniforms to determine that. Neutral

    Nice uniforms, Sergey. Congratulations on your successful auctions.

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