just picked up my first genuine Austrian issue early M58 Tarnnetz!!! what's more it's in unissued condition!!! its the type with the woven base... (no elastic) the other early tarnnetz I already have are what I believe to be a kind of transitional type!!!??? in that they are made with the same lighter green string, and in the same haphazard knotting style (as is this latest one) M75 are normally uniform!!
now was it either a case of first using up old string stock....and made with the elastic band...... or have they have been retrofitted with elastic to conform with the M75 type!!!??? also either due to stretching on the issued net... this older type has slightly smaller holes 3/4" as apposed to 1" (see photos) detail of knotting, woven base and contrast with elastic fitted type.. also view of net fitted to my 1959 dated M58.