Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:10 PM
I actually wore my EX-48-1 to go out and pick my lad up on Friday from nursery
It was really warm and toasty.
It's pretty cold where I am as well at the moment, in fact they forecasting snow soon.
I had the M-65 on today for a trip to the zoo, that was also nice as toasty.
I've actually ordered a wool liner to fit into my M-65, it's out of an M-51. I like the feel of the extra weight, it makes you feel like you've really got a coat on if you know what I mean.
As far as I'm aware they fit straight into a 65, I'll be able to tell you all shortly lol
So where abouts are you based parka-liner ?
Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:18 PM
By the way, an M-51 "alpaca" liner is only 60% wool/40% cotton in comparison to the 100% wool content of the M-48 liner. An M-51 "frieze" liner, despite being generally 100% wool, is much less dense (or thick) and so not quite as warm as the M-51 "alpaca" liner. Either type should fit into your M-65 shell with no problem....other than the usual annoyance of the buttons not quite lining up with the liner's button holes .
Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:09 PM
that's my mission now small with small liner
Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:19 AM
Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:45 AM
Saw this EX-48-1 for sale this week.
I think it's one of the fishtail parka.com parkas collection
The medium EX-48-1 I got is just a bit too big for me. It's also made of the thinner poplin material.
I am def gonna target a small sized one with a wool liner and made of the thicker canvas type stuff
When you get fed up with tw mint small one give me a shout
Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:51 AM
To see any small sized ones for sale to be honest.
I'll get one in the end
Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:41 PM
Edited by korea drab, 15 January 2013 - 01:42 PM.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:24 AM
Found his thread
Contact him,maybe still stored?
I have tried to PM him , but he can't be messaged, I'm guessing his message box is full
I have posted on the thread though, hopefully he will reply or get back to me
If I keep trying to find a small one, one will turn up buddy
Edited by Undertoker, 16 January 2013 - 10:25 AM.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:03 PM
Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:16 PM
Since we are on topic of purchasing a M-1948, let me ask a question. Does anyone have proof that the only M-1948 parkas without the wolf fur are the ones that the US government released for surplus sale? Below is a parka that I bought from a KW vet along with the other items that you see here. Now he may have been mistaken, but he said these were the ones issued to him. However, it has been brought up in another thread that the M-1948s with the wolf fur removed were actually the ones sold off as surplus by Uncle Sam.
I bring this up so when Undertoker buys one, he buys a correct one with the fur (if that's what he wants). Any thoughts?
There have been some beautiful jackets posted here!
Does anyone have an answere about the missing wolf fur? Is there a source for replacement fur (other than me getting directly from the wolf!)? How hard is it to resew to the hood? Is it better for me to just look for an untouched parka?
Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:56 PM
Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:19 PM
the only one that tempts me is the first pattern heavy wieght sateen tho in honesty
im also not too sure about sizing on the 51s
for example a medium M65 fits me ok
a medium M48 is too big
so for a M51, what size to go for ? im told the 51s are a tad small, so id be better off looking at a large in a M51 ?
not too sure
To be honest id rather hold on really and get what im really after which is a sateen , small M-48, but you never know.. lol
My M65 hood has had new fur put on it, and i got to say they done a really good job, though id did cost me dear it was done far better than i could hope for and like you said parka, they took the wire out, it sits a lot nicer as the hood is just so big as well on the 65s
Edited by Undertoker, 16 January 2013 - 01:21 PM.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:28 PM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:12 AM
I do like the first pattern 51s, but I would only really be happy with a minty 48.
I keep hoping to hear somthing from somewhere, cash at the ready
Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:33 AM
If anyone comes across a liner please give me a shout
Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:23 PM
Seem to be a very tough thing to get a hold of :0(
Posted 17 March 2013 - 02:10 PM
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