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    South African Railway Police (SARP) Uniform

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    Post by Reiska Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:15 pm

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    Post by ripcord Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:52 pm

    Very nice, and in mint conditions , but not SARP.   Made in South Africa for Ciskei.

    The SARP trousers have distinctly different side  pockets , and SARP jackets are built more like a BDU shirt.
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    What makes it obvious that it is not SARP  is the great conditions of the set, and the labels.
     SARP uniforms are found mostly in well used conditions and have  smaller mostly washed out tags.

    I don't remember the name of manufacturer, but will check labels ASAP.

    Great set.....enjoy it.

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    Post by Reiska Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:55 pm

    Thanks for the info. I know Ciskei adopted the pattern after SARP was disbanded.
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    Post by ripcord Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:01 am

    Very welcome,

    You have a very nice set there...

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    Post by CollectinSteve Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:42 am

    Yup, unless you know which cut of uniform belongs to SARP and which belongs to Ciskei it is safe to assume Ciskei.

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    Post by Reiska Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:31 pm

    What's your opinion on this brassard? SARP or Ciskei?

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    Post by ripcord Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:31 am

    By looking at conditions, and probabilities, I would say Ciskei..

    Cant really be 100%certain, as there appears to be no marks, or stamps to indicate either way.

    The pattern is identical.

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    Post by loski Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:00 pm

    The SARP and Ciskei patterns do have differances there is an informative tread on here I will try to find it
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    Post by loski Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:19 pm

    I found the post it was on the New Rhodesian Forum and was posted by Mike Coleman I hope he dosnt mind me puting a link to it here it is the last post on the page the link takes you to



    http://www.newrhodesian.net/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=1484&start=50
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    Post by ripcord Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:59 pm

    Good info,  G,

    To my untrained eye they looked  quite the same.  Embarassed Identical is certainly not the right term, but they are still very similar.  Nothing like a side by side comparison .

    Thanks for your input..

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    Post by CollectinSteve Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:09 am

    An ID for this sort of thing is generally dependent upon the quality of the pictures. But knowing what items were made in which patterns is more likely to produce an accurate ID. I only know the basics Very Happy

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    Post by ripcord Sat May 01, 2021 6:31 pm

    Found this in one of the closets at mom's house this week.  Been hanging in there since mid '80s..



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    Post by Ferdie Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:13 pm

    The open buttons on this jacket is a dead giveaway to SARp. The Ciskei uniforms have the buttons covered.

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