Came across this vest the other day and happened to look at the label. I am unsure when this type of vest came into use; but based on the label (the 'First Article' stamp), would it be safe to believe this was some sort of prototype? There was a later issue vest of the same type, so I snapped pics of it and its label to compare. It's interesting that when looking closely at the Natick label, it almost appears to have something else printed on the other side. Sorry, image re-sizer flipped the pics. Natick vest is bottom two, later issue is top two.
Edited by milsurp_scout_14, 07 July 2017 - 07:25 PM.