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    Jungle Boots.

    Post by Gulf91 on Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:54 pm

    Bought these many moons ago with the usual BS spiel that they were Special Forces issue during the Falklands campaign-canvas boots in the Falklands - dont think so!!!!!!!

    Aside from that,any ideas if they are actually issue or civvy boots??







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    Post by sh4pak on Wed May 02, 2012 7:59 am

    --From a bit of research I did a while ago, the Argentine Commandos actually *did* use a lot of commercial gear. Rather than to rain on you, I'd say that the odds are not bad that they're what the seller said that they were. Doesn't mean that they certainly *are*, or could be resold as such, but... it is not absurd to think that they could be. I'd be happy with them, for sure.

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    Post by Gulf91 on Wed May 02, 2012 1:33 pm

    sh4pak wrote:--From a bit of research I did a while ago, the Argentine Commandos actually *did* use a lot of commercial gear. Rather than to rain on you, I'd say that the odds are not bad that they're what the seller said that they were. Doesn't mean that they certainly *are*, or could be resold as such, but... it is not absurd to think that they could be. I'd be happy with them, for sure.

    That would be a bonus as i bought the boots not the story Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz
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    Post by sh4pak on Wed May 02, 2012 1:38 pm

    Well, of course. As much as US jungle boots are "iconic," they're surely not the most stylish. Wink

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    Post by Gulf91 on Wed May 02, 2012 1:40 pm

    sh4pak wrote:Well, of course. As much as US jungle boots are "iconic," they're surely not the most stylish. Wink

    Wouldnt say that,i wear mine with jeans during what little summer weather we get here in the UK(not Nam dated ones i must add)
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    Post by sh4pak on Wed May 02, 2012 1:43 pm

    I think that the French and the Oz had us beat, but that's contempt bred from familiarity. The kit is always greener...
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    Post by cairyhunt on Wed May 02, 2012 2:46 pm

    i went "down south" and don't honestly recall seeing them being worn. but that don't mean that they wern't Mad
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    Post by sh4pak on Wed May 02, 2012 4:04 pm

    Did a lot of looking-- found this: http://www.militariarg.com/agrupacion-malvinas.html

    Seemed to show a much more antiquated picture of their armed forces. I did locate a few references to "Marca Patria," and one guy *seemed* to be saying that the COIM use them now (but the Rioplatense dialect of Spanish is really hard to sort out, so that could be wrong). Another guy was saying he loved his, and that the OD fibre was made from cane, which allowed water to leave more easily. Yours looks like nylon, but maybe there's a cane content. I dunno'.

    Hope that helps.

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    Post by teysseire1972 on Sun May 06, 2012 10:02 pm

    hello gentlemen.
    there is no doubt that the Argentine command troops used jungle boots model.
    There are photos of the time to prove it.
    not be the most common, not the most suitable for the southern geography.
    I thought they were surplus U.S.A.
    did not know a model locally produced since that time.
    whether or not they used in war, to think they are a very interesting article.
    Greetings from Argentina.

    this photo is prior to the war and is clearly visible the model jungle boots


    These other photos are from operations during the war.
    with a little effort, you can see the boots marked with a red arrow

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    Post by Gulf91 on Mon May 07, 2012 5:07 am

    Woooooooow,excellent photos and looks like my boots may well be genuine?
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    Post by loski on Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:28 pm

    I know this late but I was speaking to an expara who was at Goose Green he said he wore jungle boots as they let the water out and he had no problems with foot rot unlike the guys who wore the issue DMS boots.
    BTW I like the Argie junglies

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