USMC or Army HBT WW2 Camo Original or Reproduction?

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    Gaust
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    USMC or Army HBT WW2 Camo Original or Reproduction?

    Post by Gaust on Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:49 pm

    Hello,  I have a chance to purchase a few items and was wondering if anyone could help with identifying if they are original or reproductions.   I have done some research, but have not come up with anything conclusive, and have limited knowledge of this time period of uniforms.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

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    zvez
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    Re: USMC or Army HBT WW2 Camo Original or Reproduction?

    Post by zvez on Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:59 pm

    the top one looks right, it's army, but it's been a long time since I handled ww2 camo. The patches are of course not correct.

    Not so sure about the lower one which is cut like a marine raider smock.

    Here's a link to a repro USMC:

    http://www.toppots.net/main.php?do=clientproduct&action=home&id=1835&type=

    cammobunker
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    Re: USMC or Army HBT WW2 Camo Original or Reproduction?

    Post by cammobunker on Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:09 pm

    Top piece is a current reproduction top, probably from WW2 impressions...a nice repro, but a repro indeed.

    Second set, Para-Marine smock/trousers/hat. No, nope, uh-uh. All matching wear, matching size no doubt, no rusted or missing snaps, and associated with something I believe was an Army issue item (and very limited at that) the camo hat. It's an older repro, late 90's I believe. Real ones are extremely rare, and tend to be in ratty condition at best. Also almost never found as a set.

    Pay repro prices for these or let them go by.

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