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    It`s east german..$19.
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    If it has absolutely no markings on it, I would assume that this is probably a civilian shovel made in the US pattern-sometime well after WWII. Sporting goods stores used to sell many such shovels like these.
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    "mystery" solved, thanks!

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    Not to stir up more questions...But, I saw one exactly like this one with the words "MADE IN GB" stamped on the head AND it was in a US WWII M1943 shovel cover...???? Is it even possible to be East German AND made in Great Britain??

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    Quote by JPhilip View Post
    Hello,
    It is true to say that when it left the factory, the german folding shovel did not have its handle painted....but what could happen later in the field or even postwar is another story. Hundreds of german straight and folding shovel were found in France. They had been painted in olive drab by the americans at the end of the war and left behind....one of my folding shovels come from this lot and it was fully painted in green when i got it....three hours later it was back to its original condition...i also got imperial russian, austrian and italian shovels from the same lot, all painted green and all seized from german soldiers that surrended in France in 1944-45.
    Thanks
    Not to forget the Norway catch I had one just like you state painted in the Norweign Army green same color as the Norway reissue (German 2 helmets) when I stripped down to its natural state it was marked opd with a waa. timothy

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    East Germany made shovels for export marked in English....MADE IN GDR......
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    Oh Ok! Thanks for this info, was a bit confused.

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