Not sure if this is the right place to post this.
I recently purchased an M-65 that was sold to me as being USGI surplus.
Now the hood looks like this, and I'm pretty sure it's not supposed to be attached like that with a narrow strip of cloth only a few inches wide. The seller is trying to tell it's normal, and I don't know how to use a hood. After showing him a picture of the hood, and showing him pictures of M-65 hoods where the connecting piece of cloth spans the entire width of the hood.
t doesn't matter how wide the piece is that attaches the hood to the jacket. That is all that it is used for. Some manufacturers have made it wider and of different material in the past.
We have sold GI field jackets for the past 35 years and they are all made to these specs.
then later he contradicts himself and claims for some reason that all M-65's are made the same
The pictures that you have sent show that it is an M-65 jacket with hood. All jackets are made the same.
I also asked him if it was actual surplus because there's no contract number on the tag. I sent him a picture of the tag and he just said
I do not have the jacket anymore to tell you the number. This is a genuine USA military surplus jacket. It is not the current year.
Can I get a second opinion whether or not this is actual USGI surplus and if the hood is off? I'm pretty sure this jacket is off, but I'd like to hear an expert opinion other than the seller. Thanks.