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    My Beo-Gam Collection

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    Post by sh4pak Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:30 pm

    --I looked for a general thread for this subject, but couldn't locate one. If I missed it, I apologize.

    We'll begin with The Questionable. This is a Saf-T-Bak coverall, with a YKK zipper. I suppose it could be of the right period, but then again, it is more likely part of somebody's old hunting kit:
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    Then, there's the weird. I mean, really weird. Badge is self-explanatory, and there *were* some Canadians shipped over in '73. Maybe this was a vanity item from that interraction. There are two different shades of material used (difference isn't from sun-fading), it is satin-lined, with a vinyl sweatband:
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    Now, this I *know* to be authentic. "Ranger Brand." The jacket has donut buttons in some places, and black blastic elsewhere:
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    Trousers have mostly black-plastic buttons, and have the tag on the outside. "Commando!"
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    This is my favorite. "Kamo Brand" It is in *turrible* condition. Glue stains and tears, but it was *definitely* used in-country:
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    Initials. No real way of tracking this fellow down, but it is still kinda' cool:
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    And... finally.. the "Chapeau de Brusse." It is ugly, beat up,sun-damaged, has NO identifying markers, and the grommets have rusted out. Oh,and it is too small for my head. Still... it was cool to actually have found one:

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    Post by kammo-man Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:58 pm

    Your only piece of Beo-gam is the cowboy hat.

    The rest is hunting.

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    Post by sh4pak Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:47 pm

    And... oh well. It'd be nice to be able to delete things, sometimes. =/
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    Post by sh4pak Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:12 am

    And... nothing here cost more than five dollars. Sometimes, "getting what you pay for" isn't the worst thing in the world. =]
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    Post by panzerwerk Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:05 am

    Keep trying , the hats good ! and is worth more then $5 , sometimes to have to take a chance on things , and you can always re sell the stuff for $5 , I have took some chances on a few Items and scored big time , so keep looking !!
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    Post by sh4pak Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:19 am

    Yup. And the other part of the mixed blessing is that-- you don't have to worry about preserving stuff that has marginal value, and it leaves more room for the rarities.

    Oh, and I buy civvie & repro on purpose sometimes, too. Halloween is a hell of a holiday.

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    Post by panzerwerk Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:21 am

    I just like the camo , like the Chief tigers on the other thread , I bought those knowing they were commercial , but I loved the colors and wear it sometimes out and about !

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