They were reconditioned (repainted and cleaned) some time ago to possibly be used by the European government. They are a beautiful khaki color, but could be easily painted over in O.D. with the khaki serving as a primer. The covers are also in used condition-some with stains, rust and character marks. We have a limited stock of these at a very good price. 22 inches long. not guaranteed to be dated. Sold as-is, no hand-pick at this price.