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Old August 22, 2019, 19:20   #1
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Rhodesian camouflage

Just a quick question, when did the “baby poop” camouflage start appearing on Rhodesian FALs?
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Old August 22, 2019, 19:29   #2
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Just a quick question, when did the “baby poop” camouflage start appearing on Rhodesian FALs?
Mid-1970s, I think.
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Old August 23, 2019, 11:39   #3
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Mid-late '76 as best I can figure out.
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I read the order to paint all the rifles went out in '78 somewhere once, but who knows?
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I think it was 1975-76. Around the same time the famous short-shorts disappeared from the field uniform...summer heat in the Zambezi Valley be damned....
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Thanks for the replies
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I read the order to paint all the rifles went out in '78 somewhere once, but who knows?
There were painted FNs on Op Dingo in November '77.
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There were painted FNs on Op Dingo in November '77.
It would be probable that at least some rifles would have been painted before the order was issued.

Either because the early painted rifles were a dry run to test camouflaging or because some guys/units started doing it before the orders were issued. Or both.
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It would be probable that at least some rifles would have been painted before the order was issued.

Either because the early painted rifles were a dry run to test camouflaging or because some guys/units started doing it before the orders were issued. Or both.
I'd consider that extremely likely.
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