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Article about: Nice salty WW2 US folding shovel here is mine in a 1944 dated carrier. timothy

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    i just wanted to share my latest pickup ,a ww2 period shovel /e tool i thought it was my namesake when i found a james stamp below the us but the j is missing dated 1944 no cover unfortunately but i reckon it will be a great way to mount my relic m1 for display Click image for larger version. 

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    A M-1943 Folding Shovel.

    I think most of them are AMES made, some of them were made by WOODS and AF&H.

    I have a mint 1943 dated, 2 1944 and one 1945. And some covers, 43, 44, 45.

    Cheers!
    Taka

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    Thanks taka if you have time could you kindly post a picture of your mint example ,id like to know what mine would of looked like to get a feel for the paint scheme etc ,mine seems to have a faint coating of olive drab on the handle and possibly the shovel too ,regards james

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    Hi James,

    Unfortunately, I don't have any photos of my shovel collection.

    If I have the chance I will post them up.

    Regards,
    Taka

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    Great bit of original kit, The display idea sounds really cool James! You can always go ahead and inscribe that J in there! Cheers, Sean.

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    taka not to worry ,dont go to any trouble ,im sure a quick search on here will give us clues to the original paint scheme ,thanks sean yes your right im going to find my engraver

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    I have one I keep in the trunk of my car, in case
    of emergencies.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    great idea greg ,apart from the elongated handle its pretty compact once folded ,is yours in better condition than mine ,regards james

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    Mine is about the same or maybe a little better.
    the blade and other metal parts still have some
    green on them. Very, very faint trace of green
    on the handle.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    Very nice.
    The US M/1943 folding shovel saw extensive use in Denmark as in every other NATO country, except Britain I believe. (Correct me if I am mistaking). I've even got a "home made" Norwegian carrier for it, made out of webbing, leather and brass parts from the 1950s.

    Fun fact: In Denmark many PE "store rooms" had a box of old folding shovels for "hand to hand" combat training.
    Πόλεμος πάντων μεν πατήρ εστί, πάντων δε βασιλεύς.

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