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    Posted 3 years ago

    fortapache
    (2838 items)

    This was a my big find at the Rose Bowl and it was only $10 or $15. It is a WWII US Army pick/mattock or something like that. It came complete with the canvas carrier. Getting either the pick or carrier would normally cost more than $15.
    Unfortunately the markings are a bit worn. I have not been able to figure out the manufacturer. It isn't plumb I know that. Looks like DCHS Co. and 19xx.
    This is something I haven't seen before that I recall. Not as glamorous as knife or bayonet but it served a purpose in WWII. Most of the knives and bayonets opened cans and other mundane tasks anyway. Probably used by engineers. This would be a very heavy piece for an infantry soldier to carry around.
    Anyway a nice piece of militaria to add to my collection.

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    1. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      Karl-Fodor
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    2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
      U.S. Army data depot lists it as

      Pick-Mattock Intrenching M-1910 used 1942 -1945.
    3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
      If memory serves me correctly the French also had these. Take my word you need something like this to dig a fox hole over there during the winter when the ground is frozen.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much fhrjr2. You did a much better description than I did.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
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    6. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
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