FPS-GP Help please

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FPS-GP Help please

Post by ViperGTS » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:36 pm

Hi guys, just picked these up, anyone know a rough date on them:
I'm thinking 70s, 80s but know you guys will know.
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Post by Smitty » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:53 pm

Far as I've read, and watched, you're correct about the date range. Going off memory here though, so I could be off

Seems like it'll depend on the contents to narrow down the age.
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Post by ViperGTS » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:41 pm

Thats what i found too, bummer, not sure if i want to open these, since i dont do videos.
The interior packaging changed from silver to clear plastic wrap after the 60s, i think. But they are in such good shape, i cant picture them being older than late 70s. I would have to find a fudge bar for them to be older, right?
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Post by norge » Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:37 pm

1980s

cheers ken. btw do you want to trade those ?

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Post by ViperGTS » Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:20 pm

Thanks for the info Ken. I'll PM you about that
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Post by WorkmanMRE » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:34 pm

Those are in pristine condition, nice find Viper!!!
If you were to open one you could take pictures and do a written review here on the forum! That would be killer!
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Post by ViperGTS » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:19 pm

Thanks. A tiny bit of surface rust on the top of one and a few scratches on the other, but super thrilled i stumbled onto these.
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Post by Shawn » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:48 am

Where did you get those from viper?

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Post by ViperGTS » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:01 am

Army navy store that only sells vintage items. Mostly ww2, but spotted these in the back of a glass case. The guy didnt have any other rations, other than a modern case of British 24hr, but his asking price was double the going rate.

I went to this store to find some 301 bomber group patches, but found those instead.
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Post by rareauldmealtimes » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:15 pm

Those are probably early 80's. I have an 82 that is identical from the same manufacturer. Looks great! Killer find!

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