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#1 Brian Keith

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 09:12 AM

Here is a neat piece I pried out of a buddies collection a few years ago.
It is identified in Stanton's WW II uniforms book as an experimental M-43 jacket.
He doesn’t go into much detail about the jacket but does show a couple of photos.
I would say a lot of collectors haven't had a chance to see one. So here are a few photos

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#2 Jamecharles

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 09:14 AM

WOW I LOVE THIS JACKET :D
THERE ARE ALSO A ''EXPERIMENTAL M43 TROUSERS''?
can you post more photos of this great jacket?

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 09:17 AM

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Back view, note "cutter tag" on sleeve, there are more of these inside the sleeves.

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Front view with belt removed, note the eyelets. I assume these were to attach things equipped with the M1910 belt hanger.

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 09:18 AM

Very nice jacket.Those experimentals have to be very hard to find.I am surprised at how close it resembles a mountain field jacket.Thanks for posting.

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#5 Brian Keith

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 09:21 AM

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Side view showing back pack zipper. it does not have suspenders.

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Close up of side zipper.

Yes there are experimental trousers also. I don't have any.

You guys are quick!

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 09:25 AM

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Tag inside collar. Note the stenciled letters, Stanton mentioned the different types of M-43 experimental and one was called "AA". I don't know what the "PD" would stand for, possibly Philadelphia?


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Posted 04 August 2008 - 09:27 AM

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Pocket tag, it is dated Feb. 19, 1943


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Posted 04 August 2008 - 09:28 AM

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Belt and zipper close up, also note the color of the buttons.

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 09:30 AM

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Detail of belt.

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 09:31 AM

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Cuff detail.

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 10:03 AM

Awesome jacket, has anyone seen these in the market at all? I'm sure they go for quite a bit.

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 11:45 AM

Here is a neat piece I pried out of a buddies collection a few years ago.
It is identified in Stanton's WW II uniforms book as an experimental M-43 jacket.
He doesn’t go into much detail about the jacket but does show a couple of photos.
I would say a lot of collectors haven't had a chance to see one. So here are a few photos

DSC_0129.JPG

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Hummm I had forgotten that you aquired that from me. glad to see it again.

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 11:50 AM

Do you want sell it? :D or swap it for another cool jacket :D

Edited by Jamecharles, 04 August 2008 - 11:50 AM.


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Posted 04 August 2008 - 12:27 PM

Very nice jacket.Those experimentals have to be very hard to find.I am surprised at how close it resembles a mountain field jacket.Thanks for posting.

RON


I was thinking the exact same thing when I saw it, Ron! If you read "Quartermaster Support of the Army" for WW2, they mention the evolution from the M41 to the M43, and the Mountain Jacket was a definite ancestor. Verrrrrrrry interesting!

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 08:43 PM

That is a great jacket. Congratulations! Here is a link to another version of the exposed button experimental jackets. See post # 13.

http://www.usmilitar...p?showtopic=482

#16 MattOravik

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 05:27 PM

Very cool! It looks like a cross between an M1943 and the mountain jacket. I've never seen this before. Thanks for posting it.

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 03:51 PM

Now, THAT is just too cool http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif . The Feb. 1943 date definitely puts this in the experimentation period. Awesome piece!!

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 05:02 PM

There is a GREAT picture of this AMAZING jacket in Shelby Stanton's U.S. Army uniforms of World War II. It is refered to as the "Test Model AA field jacket".

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 10:52 AM

That looks great!


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