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Value of Vietnam Issue Poncho,Liner & Compass

This is a discussion on Value of Vietnam Issue Poncho,Liner & Compass within the Survival Gear Reviews and Questions forums, part of the Survival Gear Reviews, Questions, Sell, Swap category; I'll Assume around 1966 issue The wearee wants to do some horse trading for some AR parts. This won't be for collecting and hopefully not ...

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    Value of Vietnam Issue Poncho,Liner & Compass

    I'll Assume around 1966 issue

    The wearee wants to do some horse trading for some AR parts. This won't be for collecting and hopefully not for use,just in case stuff.
    I've figured $30 to $60 for the compass
    $35 to $60 for poncho
    $30 to $60 for the liner
    A waterproof bag is coming also,maybe it's a Alice Pack waterproof liner.

    I have one coming from COPES for $4.99 shipped

    So I'm thinking a price range from $100 low price,to around $180 for premium price
    Thanks for any input good or bad.

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    Army Military Surplus | WWII Field Gear | ACU Uniforms | Camping Supplies
    I have bought from these people before, and I do not hesitate to recommend them.
    USA made new poncho liner - $29.95; government seconds - $22.99
    USA made new poncho - $29.95
    USGI compass, late issue - $44.99
    Using their search feature for water proof bag yielded no results.
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    The lower end sounds right to me depending on condition.
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    Compass may have dim radium after all this time, no tritium then.
    I have one from then and no amount of sunlight will charge it.
    Viet era ponchos may have a permeability breakdown problem,
    check for peeling or cracks/breaks in the surface treatment of the fabric.
    If any pass on it.
    I would go for a lower value on them as it is.
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    He told me they took away his M65 jacket,so he had to burn C4 in a can under the ponhco and liner to keep warm. It may have smoke damage?? or burns??

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    Oh and my cable got disco'ed,Charter says my internet is off as of 8-4-2015

    They were supposed to install phone and port the number,well they can't do the phone so they shut off my cable even though it's paid thru the 17th

    Yet I'm on the internet

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquahull View Post
    he told me they took away his m65 jacket,so he had to burn c4 in a can under the ponhco and liner to keep warm. It may have smoke damage?? Or burns??
    no, just like burning sterno.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AquaHull View Post
    He told me they took away his M65 jacket,so he had to burn C4 in a can under the ponhco and liner to keep warm. It may have smoke damage?? or burns??
    The poncho liners we had in Nam would melt if cigarette ash fell on it. C4 burns with a lot of heat, a pinch would heat a can of C-rats.
    Why would "they" take away his field jacket?
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    Because it was too warm ?

    Ed is a little goofy.he forgot to bring the compass with him,but since he rode his Frankenstein Mod Harley Trike 60 miles to my house,I let him take the complete lower.

    He said he'd put the compass in the mail,when he finds it. He said give me your address,I said you must already have it since you made it here.

    It turns out the liner is like new,the poncho has the glue streaks by the neck and is like new. The compass was bought new 2 years ago and it current issue? Who knows I didn't see it yet
    I also got 1 1/2 rifle A2 handguards,3 A2 grips and trigger guards,an A2 stock with buttplate,2 military locks and the ALICE liner.
    A scope mount rail for an A1/A2 upper

    I had $150 into the lower, and this is the 3rd deal with him so I not real concerned. He seems to be a neat freak so everything he has is in great shape.
    We'll see
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