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    Post by stuka Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:04 am

    My contribution to this thread
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    Just got this last night.. Very Happy
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    Post by Camo_fiend Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:03 pm

    Very nice set, Stuka!


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    Post by CollectinSteve Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:43 pm

    Very hard to get. Pretty cool, isn't it?

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    Post by Philip Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:51 pm

    I think so. I've seen it only once for sale so far.


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    Post by stuka Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:16 am

    Thanks, guys!

    Yes, I'm very happy with this set though I prefer it my size but well, it's pretty cool just the same coz it's the only one I came across.
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    Post by Kan Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:45 am

    Hey sorry for the necro, but I just found a set of these in a surplus store, anyone have any idea what they are worth nowadays?
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    Post by oceanfrontguy Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:56 pm

    Just picked up a ABE uniform blouse today (SMALL-SHORT though). Very good condition and i just put it up on ebay if interested (Auction # 130566685853)....
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    Post by panzerwerk Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:09 pm

    I have seen many auctions for these lately , just goes to show , most of the time if you wait , you will save money , This guy has been putting many sets up recently .

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/amsurplus89/m.html?item=310367459292&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649&_trksid=p4340.l2562
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    Post by CollectinSteve Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:35 pm

    Yeah, I noticed this too.

    BTW, there are two versions of the uniform. The earlier version had buttons on the cuffs and a the latter (current?) type has velcro for the cuffs. There are other significant differences, but I forget what they are off the top of my head. I've been meaning to do a side by side comparison since I have both.

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    Post by panzerwerk Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:14 pm

    Second model ABE set in Large

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    Post by Gemini Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:38 pm

    Wait what?When did these come out lol I want one.
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    Post by panzerwerk Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:39 am

    As I said a couple posts up , there are several folks selling these on Ebay now , and at somewhat reasonable prices , I cant believe how heavy the set is , I would hate to have to wear it in combat in the desert !
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    Post by John Brown Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:53 am

    panzerwerk wrote:As I said a couple posts up , there are several folks selling these on Ebay now , and at somewhat reasonable prices , I cant believe how heavy the set is , I would hate to have to wear it in combat in the desert !
    That is the complaint about the 1st gen ABU - it was "too heavy" for operations in the middle east.

    They've attempted to alleviate that by removing the internal pockets and offering a 100% cotton version.




    Those ABEs are pretty neat.

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