Re: [MV] Shovels & Axes
Wed, 6 Oct 1999 07:39:11 EDT

All of the shovels in a recent batch of parts I got from a DRMO sale were
painted Forest Green. The shovels are M Series. The paint is rather thick
and not at all smooth. You did not mention era, but I see you have a '42.
I have WWII photographs of Jeeps showing both completely painted and
also unpainted wooden handles. I believe that the axe and shovel were
painted with the o.d. paint of the era. I read someplace that the need for
rapid production resulted in pioneer tools being dipped in paint, then
hung to drip-dry.
Joe Young

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