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#76 'Flage Guy

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 09:47 AM

Roger that...

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 10:00 AM

I messed up; I left out the rest of the caption, which explains all 3 Trousers:

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 12:39 PM

Thanks Flage Guy, a most important addition, bet you want a pair :lol: .



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Posted 06 February 2016 - 01:33 PM

LOL...at this point, I think I'm about done :wacko: with the exception of the Paramarine Trousers and a complete #1 'flage Jump Smock...



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Posted 06 February 2016 - 08:11 PM

Jim

 

Heres a '43 field jacket I have...actually have two from the same source.Size 42 and both are unworn.

 

I do have one larger that was worn by a Colonel in the 34th.

 

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 08:12 PM

One of the many  cutter tags

 

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 09:07 PM

GASP.....Ron, items like this cause me to break out the defibrillator...

I've got a trio of unissued '43s, all in big sizes, but they didn't have tags stapled all over them like that.

It's interesting to me that the cutter tags on W.W.II Army stuff has the size and some other numbers, whereas Marine Corps tags

are always dated.

 

Thanks for posting that screamer! 



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Posted 06 February 2016 - 09:37 PM

GASP.....Ron, items like this cause me to break out the defibrillator...

I've got a trio of unissued '43s, all in big sizes, but they didn't have tags stapled all over them like that.

It's interesting to me that the cutter tags on W.W.II Army stuff has the size and some other numbers, whereas Marine Corps tags

are always dated.

 

Thanks for posting that screamer! 

 

 

Your welcome...just trying to keep up with the West Coast!!!

 

I have a real nice size 4 and a minty 43 dated size 34 I picked up back in 77 or 78.Paid crazy money for it($50).Did come with a frieze linerbut was a lot ofmoney back then especialli being a kid :) Just really didnt see them here.The older guys werent parting with stuff.

 

Have a 43 covered in camo chute material to with zipper and cuffs.Needs a little restoration work.

 

Have another with a 6th Marine Div patch on it too.

 

Dont get me goin on the 51s.Have several and found a trunk group with several and 43 and 51 field trousers too.One of the jackets is patched to the 1st Armored.Dont recall if its a 43-50.



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Posted 06 February 2016 - 10:12 PM

$50.00...yeah, it seems times have changed somewhat. In those years, there were still decent surplus stores out here which had racks full of '43-'51s for about $12.00, but not minties like you're talkin' about.

I bought a mint '41, size 40L, for a hundred bucks in 1990; it seemed awful cheap even back then, but the guy wasn't into it for a whole lot, and he was a basic good guy. The original price was $75.00, but I sent him a $25.00 "tip" when I found this on the lower hem; he didn't know it was there:

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 11:59 PM

GASP.....Ron, items like this cause me to break out the defibrillator...
I've got a trio of unissued '43s, all in big sizes, but they didn't have tags stapled all over them like that.
It's interesting to me that the cutter tags on W.W.II Army stuff has the size and some other numbers, whereas Marine Corps tags
are always dated.
 
Thanks for posting that screamer!


Im sure ya could talk me out of it....;) Something spotted and pretty...I do have its twin and Im thinking I shouldnt keep it all

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 08:47 AM

LOL- Aw, that's OK (took a little bit to get that "spotted and pretty" :lol:); got enough Jackets/Coats/Parkas around here to last a lifetime.

 

Actually, the only 'flage I have going out the door is a Jump Smock I just upgraded (below, at left- the new one at right). It came from a camo collector in Japan; I used to see a Japanese guy at the old Great Western Show buying 'flage stuff left and right, and I'm suspecting it's the same guy.

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 01:06 AM

here my last m43 experimental version

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 01:06 AM

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 10:38 PM

hello everybody, many persons on the web told me that the exposed button m43 is not an experimental version but a civilian m43 style, do you have any info or details of this production to clarify if they are military issue?

Thanks everybody

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 10:48 PM

A size 52 Regular with cutters tags.

 

No lables or specs just a Philidelphia QM marking

 

 

 

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 06:57 AM

Hi everyone, recently I got this M43 jacket. It is lightly worn and has a few smudges but otherwise it is okay. What puzzles me is the extra row of buttons (5 on the right side and 4 on the left side, 2 in the collar) on the inside. Apparently they were meant to hold a liner of some sort. The jacket is 1943 dated, it only has the quartermaster tag in the lower right side pocket. There are no additional tags. On inspection I found a lone cutter tag in the left sleeve. 

Am I correct in assuming that those extra buttons were added post war? All the buttons are brown coloured. I've seen some M43's in this thread that also had these extra buttons. Am I right in assuming this is a pattern B? Please feel free to add comment. It will be appreciated.

 

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 07:00 AM



Hi everyone, recently I got this M43 jacket. It is lightly worn and has a few smudges but otherwise it is okay. What puzzles me is the extra row of buttons (5 on the right side and 4 on the left side, 2 in the collar) on the inside. Apparently they were meant to hold a liner of some sort. The jacket is 1943 dated, it only has the quartermaster tag in the lower right side pocket. There are no additional tags. On inspection I found a lone cutter tag in the left sleeve. 

Am I correct in assuming that those extra buttons were added post war? All the buttons are brown coloured. I've seen some M43's in this thread that also had these extra buttons. Am I right in assuming this is a pattern B? Please feel free to add comment. It will be appreciated.

 

Rene

 

Here are the pics

 

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continued

 

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 07:04 AM


Last ones

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 09:15 AM

Rene

 

First thought is the buttons were added to allow the button in liner as an upgrade prior to the M50/51 improvements.




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