K ration

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Az556
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K ration

Post by Az556 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:51 pm

Pic host rotated them back to sideways...grrr

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SentientTootsieRoll
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Re: K ration

Post by SentientTootsieRoll » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:57 pm

Is the outer part cardboard or is it paper? It looks like paper.
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Az556
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Re: K ration

Post by Az556 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:00 pm

paper folded on ends

SentientTootsieRoll
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Re: K ration

Post by SentientTootsieRoll » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:03 pm

Interesting. A few years ago, I purchased a reproduction from Todd Hogan and was disappointed to see that he had wrapped them in paper. I didn't know they were ever wrapped in paper when produced back in the 1940s. Guess I'm not so dissatisfied now. :mrgreen:

I also have a K ration, but I just can't bring myself to open it. I'm almost sure the inside is compromised as I can hear bits of sand-like material in it when I lightly shake it.
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Az556
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Re: K ration

Post by Az556 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:19 pm

well...AFAIK it's legit?

cavguy
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Re: K ration

Post by cavguy » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:50 pm

Here is the repo ones;

http://www.angelfire.com/nc/stug/

Yours looks almost to good to be true, I would expect much more aging, etc. if it was legit.

Az556
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Re: K ration

Post by Az556 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:21 am

if anyone has any paperw wrapped K's to post I'd love to see pics, especially the sealed ends please

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