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    USMC Force Recon or Recon Modified ERDL set

    Post by nkomo on Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:49 am

    Last year, I bought this heavily used modified USMC ERDL set from a good friend of mine. He was gracious enough to sell it to me for my collection. Anyway, this is a modified ERDL set with USMC markings. The bottom pockets have been removed from the jacket and sewn onto the sleeves. This set has been heavily used. It is very sun bleached, has blood stains, sleeves shortened, and the crotch/seat is held together with duct tape!


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    Post by nkomo on Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:50 am

    Pictures of the sleeve pocket.


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    Post by nkomo on Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:51 am

    Other sleeve pocket.


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    Post by nkomo on Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:52 am

    Pants tag.


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    Post by nkomo on Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:53 am

    Name of Marine on the pants pocket. Named to a T.E. Talley


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    Re: USMC Force Recon or Recon Modified ERDL set

    Post by bond007a1 on Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:55 am

    Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad

    ENOUGH SAID!!!!!


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    Post by nkomo on Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:55 am

    Look familiar Steven? Just wondering.
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    Re: USMC Force Recon or Recon Modified ERDL set

    Post by bond007a1 on Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:57 am

    Well....it WAS....one of my fave sets...until I sold it to you........BUT AT LEAST..................I MADE YOU PAY FOR IT!!!!!!!!!


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    Re: USMC Force Recon or Recon Modified ERDL set

    Post by nkomo on Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:58 am

    bond007a1 wrote:Well....it WAS....one of my fave sets...until I sold it to you........BUT AT LEAST..................I MADE YOU PAY FOR IT!!!!!!!!!
    I remember that day. I had to do some smooth talking to get you to sell that set. Jeez.....you drive a hard bargain. Very Happy


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    Re: USMC Force Recon or Recon Modified ERDL set

    Post by bond007a1 on Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:05 am

    Well...go figure...Vietnam era modified....I was a dumb*** to ditch that set...but I cannot cry over spilled milk now.... lol!


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    Post by bond007a1 on Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:06 am

    Oh yeah...one more thing Arch...remember me in your will..... cheers


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    Re: USMC Force Recon or Recon Modified ERDL set

    Post by alexd on Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:33 am

    Nkomo, another great find.
    Looking at the pic of the shirt, the camo reminds me the Delta Pattern mentioned by Paul Miraldi in his books.
    It's difficult to say it looking at the pic because it's similar to Brown Dominant. You can easily notice it inside. It should be different from the other ERDL shirts.
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    Re: USMC Force Recon or Recon Modified ERDL set

    Post by Philip on Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:52 am

    delta pattern? it's a mystery to me. i started a thread on usmf but i couldn't get a clear answer.


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    Post by oda196 on Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:52 am

    derxsammler wrote:delta pattern? it's a mystery to me. i started a thread on usmf but i couldn't get a clear answer.

    That is because there is no evidence to support the claim. As far as we know, there never was a unique "Delta" ERDL pattern - only the green and the later brown dominant versions. The "Delta" pattern seems to be an urban myth perpetuated by a few collectors who noted some anomalies in quality control or mistakenly thought the later 2nd generation ERDL (the RDF pattern) was a Vietnam era pattern. I have just never seen any hard evidence supporting the claim that there was a 3rd ERDL variation produced during the Vietnam War.

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    Re: USMC Force Recon or Recon Modified ERDL set

    Post by Philip on Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:00 pm

    thanks eric! Smile

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    Re: USMC Force Recon or Recon Modified ERDL set

    Post by Mercenary25 on Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:24 pm

    Bond007a1, I TRIED to talk to Arch into selling it to me but he held it as if it is his life jacket in middle of sea.

    Delta patterns? Never heard of it. What would it look like? RDF in ERDL pattern? Is it called "Delta" because Delta Force operators worn it? I apologize in advance for my ignorance.


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    Re: USMC Force Recon or Recon Modified ERDL set

    Post by Philip on Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:47 pm

    i think it looks like brown dominant erdl but the black or tan shapes should appear thicker. but how can we tell when it doesn't exist? Laughing

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    give me an english lesson:
    when it or if it doesn't exist?
    what is correct?
    thanks

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    Re: USMC Force Recon or Recon Modified ERDL set

    Post by bond007a1 on Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:14 pm

    derxsammler wrote:i think it looks like brown dominant erdl but the black or tan shapes should appear thicker. but how can we tell when it doesn't exist? Laughing

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    Philip...I think you bagged it...with the "when" You did fine... Very Happy

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    Re: USMC Force Recon or Recon Modified ERDL set

    Post by Justinnam on Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:21 pm

    Arch, your collection is in a word "Dreamy!" I'm giddy like a 15 year old girl lol!
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    Re: USMC Force Recon or Recon Modified ERDL set

    Post by panzerwerk on Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:33 pm

    WOW very cool set !!!

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    Re: USMC Force Recon or Recon Modified ERDL set

    Post by kammo-man on Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:21 pm

    Nice set Arch , its a looker.



    There was a 3rd ERDL pattern that was US made that became known as Delta pattern.
    The browns are rich and the black is thick.
    It is different than the RDF in its colors completely.

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