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  1. Ok, thanks, I think that about puts that to rest then. Interesting that there are a bunch of these in size 46 out there. I guess just sort of goes to show that there isn't much new under the sun, that hasn't already been seen. Thanks guys.
  2. It's been years since I have posted anything in this section. Just goes to show how far out of the collecting loop I have gotten myself. I took some things to an antique dealer earlier today, and while he was ripping me off, sorry, while he was evaluating the things I brought in, I had a look around his back room. These where tucked away on a rack of clothing. He didn't know much about them, so I asked him if I could take them and see if I could get them ID. I know that they are M-43 pants, and I know that they have been modified with pockets and belt loops in the crotch (?). The pock
  3. Albatrosdva, Thanks for the input. I don't know anything about 19th Century uniforms, but I do know something about 20th century US uniforms and vintage clothing. You make a good point about the buckle back, WW1 uniforms don't have one...but with civilian clothing the buckle back was used well into the 1940's and even occasional later into the 1950's. Levi Strauss famously used it on the backs of there jeans right up into WW2... And actually, come to think of it, I think I've seen it on certain bits of US Miltitary specialty gear, like cold weather clothing for the Air Force and Na
  4. Hi. I have had these for about 20 years, and I have always wondered if they might be part of some sort of unofficial US Cavalry uniform. After all Custer was famous for his buckskins. They are machine stitched, fully lined with a heavy cotton canvas. The buttons are ancient. There is no doubt in my mind that they are early 20th or mid/late 19th century. I've sold off most of collection of vintage and US militaria, but have held on to these because they are just so interesting...and of course that nagging questions about what exactly they might be. Any thoughts or specific kno
  5. "I will be 75 Sat and I've learned if you show respect, be truthful as well as give and take, most all persons will be helpful and we all enjoy life and our hobbies." Wise Words, Happy Birthday Richard. J.
  6. G. Cheese, I think this whole dust up could have been avoided with a little something along the lines of... "Guys thanks for the info, upon reflection, considering what I now know about it's value, and needing the money, I think I am going to offer it up for sale to somebody that will value it more than me. Thanks for all your help, and if any of your guys are interested in it shoot me a P.M." I am of the opinion that showing a little a class goes along way. Jason
  7. WW2. If you go chronologically by the numbers (AN-J-3a) I'd say it has to be a little older than your AN-J-4. JC.
  8. Well then you would know better than I. Maybe I've never really seen an AN-J-4 before. I have an AN-J-3a presently (looks like a WW2 G-1 or whatever those things are called), and it has the black tag at the neck. Had an AN-J-3 ( I think it was) many years ago...looks like a cross between and A-2 and G-1, don't remember what the tag looked like though. JC
  9. Carl, Is that tag sewn onto the bottom of the jacket? I think they are usually up around the neck...that is interesting. I only say it is an older tag because I believe for the most part the USN tags were black. I think some early AAF jackets like the B-10 had white tags. I'm sure the answer is around here on The Forum somewhere. I'd love to wear one of those jackets around, but I don't think it would last very long. JC
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