Special Spanish M-69 Rocoso variant

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    Special Spanish M-69 Rocoso variant

    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:44 pm

    I finally managed to land myself the trousers to match an orphan jacket I've had for 10 years.  It is a M-69 uniform that used the old reversible canvas cloth instead of the newly produced once sided cotton cloth.  The shirt even has a military manufacturer's tag in the pocket, something that's often missing from these uniforms.  Unfortunately it is unreadable.

    My assumption is that the Spanish had a bunch of surplus cloth from the M-58 and shelter quarter production and they used it to make a small quantity of uniforms.  Or perhaps they used the cloth for testing?  Whatever the case, these items are pretty damned rare.

    If anybody has any information about it, I'd love to know what you know!

    Steve


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    Re: Special Spanish M-69 Rocoso variant

    Post by ripcord on Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:10 am

    Nice reversible M69 set !!


    All I can say is that I've been after one of these since I've known that they exist.
    The simple cut of this uniform is just great compared to some that came after it.

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    Re: Special Spanish M-69 Rocoso variant

    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:07 am

    Thanks! I am happy to finally have a matching set. Though it does pain me to see the beautiful reversible cloth be wasted on a one sided uniform. Reminds me of the various Egyptian and Czech stuff I've had over the years that teased me with their wasted potential. Well, from a collector's standpoint Wink

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    Re: Special Spanish M-69 Rocoso variant

    Post by ripcord on Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:27 am


    Should pain you at all.

    Granted it cant be seen when worn, but the contrast of the 2 color differences is great..

    S

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