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South African Camo Question

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Bottom Gun, Aug 19, 2007.

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  1. Bottom Gun

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    I wasn't sure where to post this so if this needs to be somewhere else, will the moderator please move it?

    I picked up a couple of unusal (to me) camo shirts today and was wondering if anyone could tell me anything about them.

    One has a South African tag, the green one has no label at all except for a small adhesive backed label in the collar with the number 1 on it.

    They are both still new so it’s doubtful this green one has been altered and there is no evidence of any labels having been attached anywhere. That struck me as strange. It is the same excellent quality and material as the shirt with the shirt with the ADRO label so I believe it is genuine military issue.
    I’m thinking that maybe the green one was a summer uniform?

    Can anyone tell me something about these or where I can find some information on these uniforms and patterns?

    Thanks in advance,

    Ken
     

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    http://www.worldcamo.com/africa.htm

    i googled adro camo, got this. there is a homepage link. Definitely looks South African or maybe Rhodesian, 70's, 80's military camo. good luck.
     
  3. Bottom Gun

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    Thanks for the link. That's a nice site. I also checked www.kamouflage.net

    I was able to find the green uniform, which is apparently the SA summer uniform, but I still wasn't able to locate an example of the brownish camo. I would imagine it is a fall variation of the summer uniform since it has a SA tag.
     
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    South African -- note the use of both English and Africaans on the label.
     
  5. Bottom Gun

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    One gentleman is telling me the lighter color is a Rhodesian pattern. I wonder why the tag says South Africa if that is the case?
     
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    Vryburg and Upington are South African towns.
     
  7. Bottom Gun

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    In case anyone was terminally curious or has been losing sleep over this, I posted these on auction sites and got a message from a gentleman who is the Director of the International Camouflage Uniform Society. I don’t think he would mind my passing his comments on to you guys so here they are:

    On the Rhodesian shirt:

    On the green camo shirt:

    Very interesting. I had no idea there were so many different camouflage patterns made until I started researching these.
     
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    I like the pattern on the middle shirt. Where did you get that? What type of price?
     
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