Lizard Poncho/Shelter Half.

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    Lizard Poncho/Shelter Half.

    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:59 am

    Been after a reasonably priced one of these for a while now.




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    Re: Lizard Poncho/Shelter Half.

    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:43 am

    Nice one Gulf, I have one with similar Camo colouring, I used to use mine as a backdrop for when I took pics of all things french militaria Cool

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    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:46 am

    Love the colours and glad the stamps are all still visible as well.

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    Re: Lizard Poncho/Shelter Half.

    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:15 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:Love the colours and glad the stamps are all still visible as well.


    Agreed,if it's anything like mine, it's bright, mine also has good clear stamps, I will dig mine out and post it up for comparison if you like Wink

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    Re: Lizard Poncho/Shelter Half.

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:52 pm

    Everybody should have 4 Smile

    There are two varieties. One has metal press stud buttons, the other metal sewn on. There are two different camo patterns too, and IIRC they are linked with the buttons. One is more dense than the other. The dense one, as Gulf has, is the more common type.

    Somewhere I posted some comparison pics.

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    Re: Lizard Poncho/Shelter Half.

    Post by Easy Gee on Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:20 pm

    Four,Darn I need to up my game Laughing

    Steve I was not aware that there are two types, I assumed they were all the sewn on button types, that's great to know.Ignoring the jacket, here's my shelter -half,and pic of the stamp and sewn on buttons. Wink




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    Re: Lizard Poncho/Shelter Half.

    Post by Gulf91 on Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:24 pm

    Nice Gary,looks unissued?

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    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:07 pm

    Oo, that is a crisp one! I've had about a half dozen in my hands before and I don't remember having a stamp like that.

    Here's a link to the thread I mentioned:

    http://iacmc.forumotion.com/t4364-french-50s-shelter-half?highlight=shelter

    And the pictures of the two types:





    I don't know if the "sparse" type has pressed buttons as an option, but it does seem like the "dense" type has either of the two types.

    Note also that Gilles responded at the time:

    The second, I don't know what is the pattern, rare item!

    From a man that has almost everything ever made for French forces, including shelter halves in WSS and Italian camo, I'm thinking I did much better with that acquisition than I thought Very Happy

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    Re: Lizard Poncho/Shelter Half.

    Post by Easy Gee on Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:48 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:Nice Gary,looks unissued?

    Thanks mate, yeah I reckon this one was never used/issued Wink

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    Re: Lizard Poncho/Shelter Half.

    Post by Easy Gee on Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:52 pm

    CollectinSteve wrote:Oo, that is a crisp one! I've had about a half dozen in my hands before and I don't remember having a stamp like that.

    Here's a link to the thread I mentioned:

    http://iacmc.forumotion.com/t4364-french-50s-shelter-half?highlight=shelter

    And the pictures of the two types:





    I don't know if the "sparse" type has pressed buttons as an option, but it does seem like the "dense" type has either of the two types.

    Note also that Gilles responded at the time:

    The second, I don't know what is the pattern, rare item!

    From a man that has almost everything ever made for French forces, including shelter halves in WSS and Italian camo, I'm thinking I did much better with that acquisition than I thought Very Happy

    Steve


    Thanks for the info Steve, and yeah I specifically bought this particular one, due to it's clear stamp ( I am anal when it comes to markings/stamps I'm afraid)

    You did good with the rare one, and indeed Gilles is a very valuable source of French Militaria here, much respect due to his expertise! Wink

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