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M16 re-issued camo with pick axe damage

Article about: A size 66 M16 manufactured by Quist (F.W. Quist, Esslingen/Neckar only made size 66), this example has had three coats of paint during its WW1 service. Firstly, it left the works with a fact

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    Thank you for the kind words BlackCat! I think hitting a convex shape with a potentially blunt pick would add to the difficulty too. I think it is actually named? Nothing on/under the liner pads, or on the liner band, but in the rear skirt? But very hard to discern more than 100 years later.

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    Yes Andy, I had also noticed the inscription, but I'm also struggling to make any sense of it.

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    Just saw this picture on FB and it perhaps sums up what was waiting to be clobbered by axe or melted down.

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    Quote by BlackCat1982 View Post
    Just saw this picture on FB and it perhaps sums up what was waiting to be clobbered by axe or melted down.

    War detritus:
    M16 re-issued camo with pick axe damage

    Thanks BlackCat! Yes, an interesting photo. There’s all sorts of stuff in there including what looks like the handles for stretchers far right.

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