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Post by housil » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:42 pm

I got my first whole case of Ration Cold Weather from an ebay auction Image

For "some reason", the seller removed all printings from the sleeve Image
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So I have no exact date of production of them, but supposed between 1995 and 98 (Thx to Kman)

The case
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The 12 bags
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Re: RCW

Post by cavguy » Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:46 pm

Interesting, I thought that box style was only for the newer meal cold weather and the older RCW's came in the more "flat" case like the old MRE's. But I notice the rations have the peelable seal so these must have come out right before the transition to the MCW. Do they still have the chocolate covered oatmeal cookies + toffee chocolate "bar" or the oatmeal / granola bar they would be in the dinner ration? Those things were good! I noticed that case on Ebay.de too!

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Re: RCW

Post by mreheater72 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:53 pm

housil wrote:For "some reason", the seller removed all printings from the sleeve.... So I have no exact date of production of them, but supposed between 1995 and 98 ...
Congratulations!! Oli, I´m quite sure that the case is packed 1999 :!: . Look close to the white bags, the foil is a little bit transparent, so perhaps you can find a date code of the inner pouches... :wink:

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Re: RCW

Post by housil » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:56 pm

cavguy wrote:Do they still have the chocolate covered oatmeal cookies + toffee chocolate "bar" or the oatmeal / granola bar they would be in the dinner ration?
These:
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cavguy wrote:I noticed that case on Ebay.de too!
Did you see ->this<-

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Re: RCW

Post by cavguy » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:58 pm

Yes good stuff those RCW's are good to eat! That is also the auction I looked at too.

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Re: RCW

Post by Treesuit » Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:11 pm

Housil,

Did you pull those of Ebay.de? If so your lucky, :D

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Re: RCW

Post by Bypah » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:27 pm

Nice Olli....
here @ ebay USA they are selling 1 RCW set for over $20.If you want the buy it now options is $ 30 plus $ 12.59 S/H.... :shock: :shock: :wink:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... K:MEWAX:IT

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Re: RCW

Post by housil » Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:19 am

Treesuit wrote:Housil,

Did you pull those of Ebay.de? If so your lucky, :D
Ja :mrgreen: Seaking and watching for month and years... Image

There is another one at Ebay.de

The seller asserts they are good for ten years (again). This is why I think, he ripped away all printings to "hide" their age.
Bypah wrote: here @ ebay USA they are selling 1 RCW set for over $20.If you want the buy it now options is $ 30 plus $ 12.59 S/H
Thx Daniel :D
Usually same rip off over here. You can "offset them with gold". So I´m this happy I got the whole case for "just" +€100 Image

See ->this auction<-:
A single bag MCW for €30,50 + S/H (=$51) :shock:

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Re: RCW

Post by housil » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:17 am

mreheater72 wrote:Look close to the white bags, the foil is a little bit transparent, so perhaps you can find a date code of the inner pouches... :wink:
Wow, you are right "Quincy"... :wink:

I found one bag
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you can read the date codes of the main entree thru the bags foil :D

but it´s:

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So what number is the right one? Both could be the date code:
99192N: 9919 is impossible, but 9192 could be a 1999 one
86252: 8625 is impossible, but 6252 could be a 1996 one

So I opened another bag I allready had to make sure which code is the right one.

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This is obviously a 1998 one

So the right code out of the numbers supposed to be
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that one: 8098

Funny to mention, out of that (early) 1998 bag
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came a (late) 1999 pouch too :?:
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So my case is a 9192 = 1999


THX Hagen!!! Image

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Re: RCW

Post by biscuits brown » Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:54 pm

Classic MREinfo detective work lads! :D

I dont personally recall seeing a RCW review before hint hint :wink:

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