I feel its the original paint ,and has just darken from its time in the ground
08-28-2016 06:44 PM
color maybe OK, paint over pit? can not tell from foto, not clear. Switch same color, often end up different color over time? Do not know from foto.
more color. Different periscope and case. Case same color as handle in first post. Periscope not original paint! But USSR.
See RGD switch here, it has rust more and color change. Sometimes switch with paint, sometimes plain.
Handle could be original paint, foto with light might better tell, here (photoshop) not certain, but looks better.
Last edited by B618aa; 08-28-2016 at 07:55 PM.
On RGD which I have seen, In most cases, the switch was not painted, rusty (I mean grenades, dug out of the ground).
In the photo at the beginning of the topic, the "handle" and the "body" grenade made by different plants (it can be seen on different manufacturer's trademark). I think the handle dug out of the ground, and free from rust for example, with the help of vinegar (by the way, is a great way to clean is very rusty objects). After cleaning usually appears similar, gray color.
almost all 'repaint' after GWP. Any original paint? can't see stamp.
Case in #9 painted !
Each trenchscope has his original color, they ré all dated. From top to bottom:
- dated 1945
- Dated 1940
I had a repainted trenchscopes reused by polish Army after ww2: No more date , No hammer and sickle and a symbol of reconditionning.
An example of post war trenchscope with the dark kaki used on many trenchscope in the end of the ww2