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Posted 6 years ago


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this ww2 folding shovel was picked up at the bootsale last week, it is marked JAPAN and is in a bit of a rough condition, still works but is a tad rusty...not sure wether it should be rubbed down and repained or left as is, any advise would be appreciated.

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  1. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 6 years ago
    If it says 'Japan' like you say the it's a repop, dug a lot of holes with a real one..............they are very hard to destroy but not really worth a lot. Sorry ;-(
  2. imander imander, 6 years ago
    thankyou, didn't think it worth much but i only paid £1 so not bad.....wont worry about fixing it up
    cheers for the info
  3. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 6 years ago
    By the way it was used by the American forces, not the japanese. that is why I suspect it is a repop.....I'm no military expert but that's what I think......
    You know there's a buyer for everything great painted up OD Green and in the tool kit of an early military Jeep.
  4. imander imander, 6 years ago
    thanks for that info....its great to find these things out
    cheers ian

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