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Re: where to find correct Army shovels for the 151?

Postby toptiger » April 9th, 2011, 8:59 pm

Matt many thanks, after looking around john had 2 nos ones. 40 each plus shipping. there was one on ebay that closed at 47+ yesterday.

{I think John Bizal @ Midwest Military also has them. http://www.midwestmil.com
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Re: where to find correct Army shovels for the 151?

Postby WC Matt » April 11th, 2011, 6:22 am

You're welcome Top, glad I was able to help.
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Re: where to find correct Army shovels for the 151?

Postby WC Matt » April 30th, 2011, 4:31 pm

OK looks like I (now) need a GI-ish Shovel... :roll: :) . My local Ace has the ones with the wood & metal "D" handles which would be suitable for the mutt, but I think may be too long for what I need. The shovel is for my ferret and it can't be any longer then 36" (maybe 37" will work) as it has to fit in a certain spot on the glasis plate.

I know the traditional shovel carried on the ferret (or most Brit MVs, for that matter) had a "T" handle and not the "D" handle. I haven't had much luck sourcing one of the Brit shovels from any of my dealers across the pond so I'm going with "substitute standard" :wink: .
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Re: where to find correct Army shovels for the 151?

Postby toptiger » May 1st, 2011, 1:45 am

good luck on that, The two I got were not NOS even though seller said they were, had red painted metal handle and spade, plain wood shaft and handle. They were US made though so I can use.
i would do what others suggested, get one from the local hardware store and modify.
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Re: where to find correct Army shovels for the 151?

Postby Ralph Fuller » May 1st, 2011, 4:10 am

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Re: where to find correct Army shovels for the 151?

Postby WC Matt » May 1st, 2011, 8:20 am

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I can always cut down one of those Ames shovels that ACE hardware sells so it will fit if need be, but if I can get the "correct" one then I'd perfer that. Notice "correct" doesn't have to be US GI as the vehicle it's going on is/was never a US MV. Thought the US GI shovels might be the appropriate length right from jump street and need only paint.

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thanks for posting that link. The majority of those shovels on ebay appear to be the US military "boonie spoons" that were issue before we went to a folding type shovel late in WWII. Those are too small for my needs.
Here's a link to a picture page of ferrets showing the type of shovel that was carried.
http://www.ferret-fv701.co.uk/ferret_owners.htm
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Re: where to find correct Army shovels for the 151?

Postby dsw » May 2nd, 2011, 8:17 am

Top,

I just found a NOS shovel. The metal part of the handle was also painted red, the rest was unpainted. It was a True Temper, I believe. It also had a large sticker on it with the NSN number.

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Re: where to find correct Army shovels for the 151?

Postby Jay Mallari » May 15th, 2011, 3:25 pm

WC Matt wrote:Ralph
thanks for posting that link. The majority of those shovels on ebay appear to be the US military "boonie spoons" that were issue before we went to a folding type shovel late in WWII. Those are too small for my needs.
Here's a link to a picture page of ferrets showing the type of shovel that was carried.
http://www.ferret-fv701.co.uk/ferret_owners.htm
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Matt,
Have you tried this website http://www.ima-usa.com/british-army-ful ... arked.html
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Re: where to find correct Army shovels for the 151?

Postby Emmett » August 12th, 2011, 8:08 am

I have a few for all the vehicles. One of them I got out of a 5 ton accessory kit, a wooden box with the air hose, tools, pioneer kit, etc. The shovel handle is like Scott's. Red "t" handle. Laqured wood and black spade.
I also have a shovel out of a HMMUV and it is black with "UNION" in green. Both shovels have the NSN stamped in the wood. Both have a paper tag with the NSN printed on them.
BTW, both axe's have natural wood (laqured) but a light WWII looking green axe. The mattox has a black head and natural wood handle.
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