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Unidentified camo - civilian? 100% cotton

Article about: I was just browsing about and saw a camo jacket up for sale. The seller picked it with some Vietnam gear, but neither him nor I know for sure of it's origin. I would rule this one as made fo

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    Default Unidentified camo - civilian? 100% cotton

    I was just browsing about and saw a camo jacket up for sale. The seller picked it with some Vietnam gear, but neither him nor I know for sure of it's origin. I would rule this one as made for "civilian" purposes, but I've seen a camouflage cover on an m1 of the same pattern and 100% cotton material (not HBT). I would guess it of some foreign country.

    Any ideas?

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    Here is the matching camo cover; found on another forum.
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    Link to said forum thread: Captain's WWII M1C Helmet with Camo Cloth Cover - STEEL AND KEVLAR HELMETS - U.S. Militaria Forum

    Thanks for looking Always looking for another way to stump... ahem, I mean expand the knowledge and experience of everyone here (for future reference )

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    Default Re: Unidentified camo - civilian? 100% cotton

    This type of 'repro' camouflage was used in the 1960's and 70's for
    hunting clothing. It looks as though the jacket was made for that
    purpose - the helmet cover shown is of the same type of
    material as well.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Default Re: Unidentified camo - civilian? 100% cotton

    Ah, thanks! It was the helmet cover that stumped me; I don't know many who go out hunting in helmets meant for war.

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    Default Re: Unidentified camo - civilian? 100% cotton

    I used to stumble onto this type of thing in second-hand thrift shops.
    Most of the time they were separates - jacket and pants, but I've
    also seen coveralls. Someone has made up the helmet cover
    as original Mitchell covers are now quite expensive.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Probably civilian manufactured. I bought one myself in the 1970's and I believe the pattern is described as "Duckhunter". That said, I've seen photos of irregular tribal forces troops in Laos and Vietnam trained by the CIA, who wore this camouflage tunic and trousers in 1960's.

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    Duck hunter - Camopedia
    Used by quite a few countries!....
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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