Old 01-25-2019, 10:53   #1
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Commercial Camouflage Usage

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I'm inquiring with you about the use of commercial camouflage used either in training or down range. The genesis of this question is two fold, first that you see a few pictures of RealTree (and a few others) in use in Afghanistan, secondly I have a uniform top in commercial camouflage that originated from an ODA member in 7th Group. I don't know whom it belonged to, but it came from a support guy who traded for it.

Thus my question, was it used down range, if so, how frequently? Did it ever see used stateside? Any information would be appreciated.

My goal being to fill information gaps in my knowledge. I was regular Army so we didn't get to have much choice in our gear or uniforms. As someone who now saves uniforms with their history, its important to try and fill these gaps in.


With respect,


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Old 01-25-2019, 11:13   #2
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secondly I have a uniform top in commercial camouflage that originated from an ODA member in 7th Group.

I don't know whom it belonged to, but it came from a support guy who traded for it.


Thus my question, was it used down range, if so, how frequently? Did it ever see used stateside? Any information would be appreciated.

If you are trying to validate the provenance of your purchase?

You should include pictures..
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Old 01-26-2019, 16:22   #3
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If you are trying to validate the provenance of your purchase?

You should include pictures..

In a roundabout way yes. I don't question the veracity of where he said he works as a support guy. However I'd like external validation if possible. I'm including the pictures as requested.

The coat has been modified where all four of the pockets were removed, with the lower set moved to the chest, and the smaller upper pockets, moved to the sleeve. In the second picture, you can see where the stitching 'ghost' remains. This modification is very common on modified DCU's, so seeing it on this jacket lends a bit to what he told me on its origins.


As a side note, the lighting is a bright, and the actual top is much darker.


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