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Hi!

I´ve got this assault vest and I´m not really sure, if this is a fake or it´s real.

According to my researches, it could be an Assault Vest in OD #3 by the manufacturer J A Shoe Co.
Only the U.S. marking is on it and no producer!
The stencils are not very decent made (they look like, they were stamped in hurry). The same with the sewing. There is yarn, which is not cut off after the sewing.
The size is LARGE.

 

The vest is in a pretty nice condition with slightly sign of use.
The fabric and the hardware are top. The press buttons on the rear bottom are marked with "Scovill MfG Co.".
The vest has this typically smell of old military canvas. I hope, you know, what I mean ;)

 

Please, have a look at the pictures and tell me, what do you think?
In reallity, the colour deviate a little bit.

If you need more detailed photos, please let me know.

 

Kind regards

 

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For being new to the Forum, you certainly know how to make your introduction known! First, welcome to the Forum. As for the assault vest, most impressive. I think this would be at the top of anyones want list. As a long time collector, while I have had the opportunity to photograph one, I have never encountered one for my own collection. We look forward to any other treasures in your collection. Jack

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I have to agree with it being a reproduction, the thread listed shows some authentic ones and there was noticeable differences

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Thank you for your help. I will have a closer look at the vest and the mentioned thread.
But I can´t believe, that it should be a repro, because it doesn´t look like a typically repro. Moreover the vest was found with other original US equipment from WW2 in an old house, in an area where the Americans were.
My researches are going on this.

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This is one of the rarest and most desirable pieces of field gear, its not a shock to me. The fakers are getting better and better at these.

Check out my eBay page, I sell military insignia and just about anything else I come across

Link: https://www.ebay.com/sch/fitzkeemilitaria/m.html?item=223497878518&hash=item340982fbf6%3Ag%3ASs4AAOSw-llcxhqe&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

 

Please check out my web page as well for more items for sale

 

https://fitzkeemilitaria.com/

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