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    Seems to be a lot of interest in tan cleaning kits. I have 2 - 1 rco45 that was a gift from a good friend (thanks! I've still never seen one for sale for a decent price!). I also have a tan arr4 cleaning kit. Every original tan arr4 cleaning kit I have seen is marked differently than the blue arr4 cleaning kits. Below is a comparison of 1 late arr4 cleaning kits- the blue one has a 64 marked spoon that has been repaired at best with a weld to the backside- not sure if it's original, but it was in this kit when I got it. The tan kit came from a good source as well and am sure it's as built. I have 3-4 of the arr4 blue kits, and all of them have the late twisted wire chain, but they are all different (like these two are different).

    Anyway, 2 kits, one post.....comparison of markings:



    Overall comparison of both kits:





    Detail of arr44 spoon and stamped oiler from tan arr4 kit:



    Detail of 64 spoon and stamped oiler from blue arr4 kit:



    Backside of 64 marked spoon:

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    Hi
    Heres a kit that my freind pick up at a auction with some other military stuff for me cheap thought would share here the kit tools is what was inside it.Nice kit mrfarb Thanks Tom
    kit.jpgkit2.jpgkit1.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommac View Post
    Hi
    Heres a kit that my freind pick up at a auction with some other military stuff for me cheap thought would share here the kit tools is what was inside it.Nice kit mrfarb Thanks Tom
    kit.jpgkit2.jpgkit1.jpg
    How is your oiler marked? I can't make it out in the photo- I don't have an rco44 kit yet, one day....
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    It is marked mundlos 1940 Just what was in it Tom

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    Very nice looking kits! Curious they changed the stamping without a code or date change. Wonder why?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrfarb View Post
    I don't have an rco44 kit yet, one day....
    You could have owned this one for the low, low price of $414! http://www.ebay.com/itm/WW-ll-German...#ht_500wt_1264

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanE View Post
    You could have owned this one for the low, low price of $414! http://www.ebay.com/itm/WW-ll-German...#ht_500wt_1264
    Too rich for my blood, but it does look correct (at least whats there). For that money it shoudl have had an rco44 marked spoon in there!
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    In 1944 the Braunschweigische Blechwarenfabik obviously used 5 different stamps for their cleaning kits.

    arr4, blue, one line
    arr4, tan, one line
    arr4, blue, dual line (arr over 4)
    arr4, tan, dual line (arr over 4)
    rco44, tan, one line

    I also have one arr44, blue, in my collection, but I doubt its originality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amberg View Post
    In 1944 the Braunschweigische Blechwarenfabik obviously used 5 different stamps for their cleaning kits.

    arr4, blue, one line
    arr4, tan, one line
    arr4, blue, dual line (arr over 4)
    arr4, tan, dual line (arr over 4)
    rco44, tan, one line

    I also have one arr44, blue, in my collection, but I doubt its originality.
    Wolfgang
    Thanks Wolfgang. And thank you for the rco45 kit.
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    farb are you going to pic sticky this or shall I?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amberg View Post
    In 1944 the Braunschweigische Blechwarenfabik obviously used 5 different stamps for their cleaning kits.

    arr4, blue, one line
    arr4, tan, one line
    arr4, blue, dual line (arr over 4)
    arr4, tan, dual line (arr over 4)
    rco44, tan, one line

    I also have one arr44, blue, in my collection, but I doubt its originality.
    Wolfgang

    Wolfgang,
    Can you add more info about the Waffenamts that appears on your kits ?

    I have in my collection only a few:

    arr4, blue, one line, with WaA57
    arr4, blue, one line, with WaA392
    rco44, tan, one line, no WaA.

    Antoni

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