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#1 Johndanger

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 01:55 PM

picked this up today , it has been dyed black , tan or green stitching , some snaps and fittings have been painted black , laces on sides big pack pockets on back . mostly cotton with some nylon parts

 

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 07:51 AM

Cool utility garment
Please show closer up of the hard wear
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#3 Johndanger

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 10:33 AM

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#4 Johndanger

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 10:40 AM

just noticed the tape loop , only on the left hip side, all snaps but 2 are unmarked but the 2 say DOT, seems much of the hardware was scuffed up and painted black there is nylon squares inside the pockets to keep the snaps from pulling through lacing grommets are a mix of brass and chrome all overpainted , shoulder seams are glued or something , stitching is mostly green , flaps on back pockets are long and cover entire pocket or can be snapped higher to over load the pockets.

 

this vest was in a nam era dufflebag with some erdl and cotton sateen and kaki clothing leftover items, none with names or insignia 



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Posted 04 November 2019 - 11:14 AM

Was the dufflebag to a Army guy or Marine?



#6 Johndanger

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 11:32 AM

I think it was army , the stuff in there looked like regular army uniform bits , but I got there late and someone had cherry picked all the erdl and jungle pants out of the lot and left the low grade and ripped up junk , there was an erdl shirt that was beat up and it didnt have the marine pocket stamp or anything , I think I saw a short sleeve army tan dress shirt with rank on it but no shoulder insignia , it might have been ripped off and there were green enlisted dress uniform pants in there , so must have been army, but there was also some civilian socks and other junk in there 


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Posted 04 November 2019 - 04:50 PM

Who was sellinmg it ?

The original family yard sale people ?

Thats almost the  best clue here.

Its been made with thought for sure so very hard to say for sure.....but there is a Vietnam VEST thread in the uniform section here that may shed soime light on it if you take time and go through it slowly.

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 04:20 AM

Cool. How big are those front pockets? They look too big/too wide for AR mags. Maybe M14 mags?

#9 Johndanger

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 08:10 AM

front pockets are 6x5 inches 



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Posted 06 November 2019 - 02:37 PM

Cool, reminds me of a Rhodesian BSAP urban operations vest however the string cinching on the sides is atypical for their vests. Very cool. 



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Posted 06 November 2019 - 03:17 PM

Did you ask the seller any questions?

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 04:16 PM

If the ERDL jacket you saw, had the EGA stamp, the marine could have served after Vietnam. It is a possibility.



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Posted 07 November 2019 - 05:37 AM

I know everyone wants this to be a Special Ops vest but google "photographer's vest" and look at the images.



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Posted 07 November 2019 - 08:08 AM

John,

You got this vest at the SF swop meet right.

Some nice SF uniforms showed up from the same show that were badged up.....



#15 Johndanger

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 09:55 AM

John,

You got this vest at the SF swop meet right.

Some nice SF uniforms showed up from the same show that were badged up.....

 

Yes at Alameda, and I got the leftovers for sure, what else did you see that was badged up?

 

as far as a photographers vest, I suppose it could be or a hunters vest but the rear large pockets are not accessible to the wearer which is odd for a hunter or photographer , also the blacked out snaps wouldn't be necessary to a photographer  



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Posted 07 November 2019 - 01:08 PM

Owen got a great Camp Strike force advisors jungle shirt from Alameda that was with a pile of stripped jungle shirts



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Posted 07 November 2019 - 03:43 PM

Owen got a great Camp Strike force advisors jungle shirt from Alameda that was with a pile of stripped jungle shirts

 

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here is some pics from Owen (Kammo-man) of that shirt, almost definitely from the same lot, I wish I got there earlier  ...



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Posted 07 November 2019 - 06:04 PM

Yep thats the one that came with the olt.

My picker was on the scene and grabbed this first.



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Posted 07 November 2019 - 06:17 PM

Sweet jungle. That is a MIKE Force Command patch. I read it in an ASMIC article.

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 07:36 PM

Pretty rare patch to find still attached to a uniform !!!

 

I will get my mate to throw a pair of the jungles he got with the jacket.

He bought to sell to fashion girls as they were size small !!



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Posted 07 November 2019 - 10:45 PM

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#22 Johndanger

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 10:48 PM

the vest back pocket reminds me of these from an earlier post 

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 11:41 PM

Hard to find a Mike Force Jungle jacket. Owen,Congratulations.



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Posted 08 November 2019 - 06:36 AM

in the list of names of  I-II-III-IV-V corps Mike Force, of (Green Beret- Radix press),it is Not written in the list any Boyter surname !!!.

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 06:42 AM

His database is not completely on line.


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