world war I nerd Posted October 31, 2016 Share #1 Posted October 31, 2016 I recently received a PM from one of the forum's long time AEF collectors about an emergency specification olive drab U.S. Army service coat that I had neither seen nor heard of before. The Army issued coat was apparently based on the USMC P1914 Winter Field Coat. I was wondering if anyone could post photos (front, back, close ups of various details, including the contract label) or any other information about this particular style of Army service coat. Here’s the text from the PM and a side by side comparison of a USMC & Army issued field & service coats … Thanks for looking … World War I Nerd: There is yet another distinct variation of the Army service coat that I did not notice in the thread. Apparently, at some point, the contractor of the USMC p14 coats got a contract for an army version. These coats dispense with the bellows on the lower pockets, the pleats on the upper pockets and the points on the cuffs but are otherwise cut and sewn the same as a p14 USMC coat--except in olive drab wool instead of forest green.These p14/Army coat hybrids are pretty easily recognizable when you know what to look for. The first giveaway is the double row of stitching from the collar to the top of the top pocket--the same as the p14 coat. The second is the distinctly USMC shape of the pocket flaps and shape of the (now flat to accommodate Army regulations) pockets themselves.I sold off the one I had, and it had a contract tag but I cannot remember what it said. Photos courtesy of Advance Guard Militaria.com Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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