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#1 Royk

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 06:22 PM

Hi folks

 

Ive been re-enacting long enough for my M41 to wear through at the cuffs like the originals i've seen!  Has anyone seen any period repairs to the cuffs that may have been done in the field or by a local tailor?

 

Cheers

 

Roy

 

 



#2 vintageproductions

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 06:40 PM

Trim them in leather



#3 Garandomatic

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 10:27 PM

Or roll them to the inside and sew them.

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 12:27 AM

2018-04-10 10.22.50.jpg

 

This is how one of my original M41's has been repaired. It seems they added a trim made from another jacket, as the type of fabric is identical but the color slightly different.



#5 Royk

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 04:32 PM

Nice,  I have a bit of cotton tape which is almost identical to the tape from a ammo bandolier,  that will make a good field repair,  

 

BTW the table turned out great!    



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Posted 12 April 2018 - 07:24 PM

I have seen original period repairs done with poplin like the example in post 4, and also with some HBT tape.



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Posted 12 April 2018 - 07:26 PM

Trim them in leather

 

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You will see this done war time



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Posted 12 April 2018 - 07:28 PM

 

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You will see this done war time

 

Yep, missed that comment. Seems like it shows up a lot on the USAAF ones, perhaps because they had more leather laying around?



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Posted 12 April 2018 - 07:29 PM

 

Yep, missed that comment. Seems like it shows up a lot on the USAAF ones, perhaps because they had more leather laying around?

 

Possible

 

I tend to see it done on AAF jackets from the CBI 



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Posted 12 April 2018 - 07:30 PM

Mountain Jacket I posted on formum 

 

http://www.usmilitar...ountain-jacket/




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