DPCU Trousers 1st model ??

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    DPCU Trousers 1st model ??

    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:18 am

    Hi Guys.

    I have a question for you , am I right in thinking they are the 1st model of DPCU?

    The label all be it very washed out say's they were manufactured in 1989, other than that no clues I'm afraid, any help with be most appreciated. Smile


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    Post by filupe on Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:36 am

    You're correct in that they were the first production DPCU. The first DPCU cams came out 1983 and were a trial set with sharply different pocket configuration reminiscent of the US Jungle ODs. AFAIK the first production DPCUs were issued '89 -'90. In the next few years the shirt would change slightly although the pants would remain relatively unchanged until the intro of Land 125.

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:42 pm

    Many thanks for the confirmation filupe,I assumed this was the case, but it's nice to know for sure.

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    Post by Martin on Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:39 pm

    Bit more info to add, I have several 1988 dated examples, but have never found any earlier dated standard issue despite reading claims that there were 1986 dated standard issue sets but never seen any hard evidence, just claims. Note I am not referring to the 1982 dated trial DPCUs, which as Filupe mentions I think were issued in 1983?

    Check if it has a back pocket on the butt (wallet pocket). 1989 issue shouldn't. I think the back pocket came in either 1990 or 1991 issue trousers.

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    Post by Martin on Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:40 pm

    Bit more info to add, I have several 1988 dated examples, but have never found any earlier dated standard issue despite reading claims that there were 1986 dated standard issue sets but never seen any hard evidence, just claims. Note I am not referring to the 1982 dated trial DPCUs, which as Filupe mentions I think were issued in 1983?

    Check if it has a back pocket on the butt (wallet pocket). 1989 issue shouldn't. I think the back pocket came in either 1990 or 1991 issue trousers.

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    Post by peace_benny5405 on Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:18 am

    The 1982 one i got, is that trail ??










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    Post by Martin on Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:57 am

    Martin wrote:
    Filupe - have you also seen 1983 dated ones?

    Mate,

    To be honest - I'll have to check. I have a number of the trial sets buried away somewhere ...

    We really should do a 'complete guide to the evolution of DPCU' - I have *most* of the variations, I think, squirrelled away from the Q-store over the years as I did one-for-one swaps for crap that I 'acquired' ...

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    Post by Easy Gee on Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:00 am

    Martin wrote:Bit more info to add, I have several 1988 dated examples, but have never found any earlier dated standard issue despite reading claims that there were 1986 dated standard issue sets but never seen any hard evidence, just claims. Note I am not referring to the 1982 dated trial DPCUs, which as Filupe mentions I think were issued in 1983?

    Check if it has a back pocket on the butt (wallet pocket). 1989 issue shouldn't. I think the back pocket came in either 1990 or 1991 issue trousers.


    G'day Martin, many thanks for the info, these trews do not have a butt pocket!!

    Regarding the trials pieces I never knew they existed, but I do now.

    Cheers mate, I appreciate your input. Smile

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    Post by Easy Gee on Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:02 am

    Peace,I like your trial set,very cool Mate Smile

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    Post by Martin on Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:06 am

    What happened to my post there?

    Weird.

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    Post by Martin on Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:13 am

    Martin wrote:
    Martin wrote:
    Filupe - have you also seen 1983 dated ones?

    Mate,

    To be honest - I'll have to check. I have a number of the trial sets buried away somewhere ...

    We really should do a 'complete guide to the evolution of DPCU' - I have *most* of the variations, I think, squirrelled away from the Q-store over the years as I did one-for-one swaps for crap that I 'acquired' ...

    Yeah good idea - I too have about 7x 94L plastic tubs full of DPCU that I need to sort through... probably some doubles, but pieces from 1982 to current. Maybe I should stop sorting Polish boxes and start documenting DPCU for a while... Neutral Neutral

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    Post by filupe on Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:19 am

    I dunno ... I replied your post and it attributed my post to you. I don't think I hacked into your account ... BTW what are your bank details? Wink

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    Post by Easy Gee on Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:42 am

    Martin your info was so good you had to say it twice Smile

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    Re: DPCU Trousers 1st model ??

    Post by Martin on Wed May 28, 2014 12:39 am

    Just to add some more info to this discussion, the only DPCU item so far I've seen dated between 1982 and 1988 is the 1987 issue DPCU Japara.

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