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#1 TheFortunateSon

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 03:58 PM

Here is the tag on my M69 flak vest, with the DSA number and stuff. I will try to get more pictures of the whole vest soon, but since it's night time and my room is really poorly lit, this is all I could get tonight. I have had this vest for a few months now, and I really like it. I got it for $60 on eBay. Enjoy!

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#2 TheFortunateSon

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 12:20 PM

here are some better images of the vest. Question: how easy is it to come across the strings for the side of the vest for sale? My vest is missing one. Thanks.

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#3 Le Garenne 78

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 05:32 PM

Great jacket.

How can you tell its 1966?

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#4 TheFortunateSon

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 07:41 AM

The DSA number on the back is DSA-100-4996, which makes it 1966. DSA-1-XXXX is 1965 and DSA-100-67-C-XXXX is 1967, so the DSA number on the vest must be 1966. I have seen more 1966 dated 3/4 collar vests on eBay in the past few days than ever before, one of which has almost the exact DSA number as mine (DSA-100-4995 as opposed to my DSA-100-4996). Was there some cache of these early production vests discovered only recently?

#5 Gtilk8455

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 04:06 PM

Great vest, looks like it saw some action

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 01:59 AM

I think you can use standard green paracord, or a green elastic lace.



#7 MEversbergII

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 07:01 AM

Bit of a bump, but I was curious about those laces.  They're on both this and the prior vest, and they don't look like any protection covers that spot.  Seems like a fairly sizable gap for fragments to get in.  Can anyone comment on how your flanks stay safe?  Do the lacings let the front panels and back panel overlap?

 

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Edited by MEversbergII, 11 July 2016 - 07:02 AM.



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