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m1943 entrenching tool ?

Article about: Hi, I got that entrenching tool few years ago and I want to know if it is M1943 or simply a clone for foreign/civilian use. It is only marked "Made in Korea". Thanks !

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    Default m1943 entrenching tool ?

    Hi,

    I got that entrenching tool few years ago and I want to know if it is M1943 or simply a clone for foreign/civilian use.
    It is only marked "Made in Korea".

    Thanks !
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    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

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    It's not an M1943, this was used later, like 1956 or later. It might have been copied by the Koreans for their Army. I know this style was used in Vietnam and later, and was replaced by the tri-fold shovel.
    Best
    Paul

    47th MP Co/47th Inf Div 1983-1988
    583rd Ord Co 59th Ord Bde Muenster, W Germany
    1988-1990
    Looking for P37 ammo pouch with No4 bayo frog

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    Default Re: m1943 entrenching tool ?

    thank you - what model is it then ? modified m43 or m51 ?
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Default Re: m1943 entrenching tool ?

    Here's a quick link with some good info, but it's missing the M1943 variation pictures I'm guessing yours would be an M1951 variant or copy

    U.S. Entrenching Tool Identification -- Spot a Fake! | eBay
    Best
    Paul

    47th MP Co/47th Inf Div 1983-1988
    583rd Ord Co 59th Ord Bde Muenster, W Germany
    1988-1990
    Looking for P37 ammo pouch with No4 bayo frog

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    Default Re: m1943 entrenching tool ?

    Thanks - so it is a copy then.
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    I brought one back from Vietnam era dated 65 US marked so that style was used in Nam I bought it at post exchange and clothing store basically a surplus store on post back in 1971. timothy

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