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Vietnam SOG Assault vest ? Ok maybe not but what is it?

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picked this up today , it has been dyed black , tan or green stitching , some snaps and fittings have been painted black , laces on sides big pack pockets on back . mostly cotton with some nylon parts

 

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Cool utility garment

Please show closer up of the hard wear

Owen

 

 

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just noticed the tape loop , only on the left hip side, all snaps but 2 are unmarked but the 2 say DOT, seems much of the hardware was scuffed up and painted black there is nylon squares inside the pockets to keep the snaps from pulling through lacing grommets are a mix of brass and chrome all overpainted , shoulder seams are glued or something , stitching is mostly green , flaps on back pockets are long and cover entire pocket or can be snapped higher to over load the pockets.

 

this vest was in a nam era dufflebag with some erdl and cotton sateen and kaki clothing leftover items, none with names or insignia

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I think it was army , the stuff in there looked like regular army uniform bits , but I got there late and someone had cherry picked all the erdl and jungle pants out of the lot and left the low grade and ripped up junk , there was an erdl shirt that was beat up and it didnt have the marine pocket stamp or anything , I think I saw a short sleeve army tan dress shirt with rank on it but no shoulder insignia , it might have been ripped off and there were green enlisted dress uniform pants in there , so must have been army, but there was also some civilian socks and other junk in there

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Who was sellinmg it ?

The original family yard sale people ?

Thats almost the best clue here.

Its been made with thought for sure so very hard to say for sure.....but there is a Vietnam VEST thread in the uniform section here that may shed soime light on it if you take time and go through it slowly.

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Cool. How big are those front pockets? They look too big/too wide for AR mags. Maybe M14 mags?


 

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Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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Cool, reminds me of a Rhodesian BSAP urban operations vest however the string cinching on the sides is atypical for their vests. Very cool.


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If the ERDL jacket you saw, had the EGA stamp, the marine could have served after Vietnam. It is a possibility.


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I know everyone wants this to be a Special Ops vest but google "photographer's vest" and look at the images.


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John,

You got this vest at the SF swop meet right.

Some nice SF uniforms showed up from the same show that were badged up.....


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John,

You got this vest at the SF swop meet right.

Some nice SF uniforms showed up from the same show that were badged up.....

 

Yes at Alameda, and I got the leftovers for sure, what else did you see that was badged up?

 

as far as a photographers vest, I suppose it could be or a hunters vest but the rear large pockets are not accessible to the wearer which is odd for a hunter or photographer , also the blacked out snaps wouldn't be necessary to a photographer

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Owen got a great Camp Strike force advisors jungle shirt from Alameda that was with a pile of stripped jungle shirts

 

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here is some pics from Owen (Kammo-man) of that shirt, almost definitely from the same lot, I wish I got there earlier ...

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Yep thats the one that came with the olt.

My picker was on the scene and grabbed this first.


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Sweet jungle. That is a MIKE Force Command patch. I read it in an ASMIC article.


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Member:

ASMIC

OVMS

Primary interests:

The United States Army in WWII

The United States Army in Vietnam
 

WANTED:

WWII:

551st PIB pocket and shoulder patches

504th PIR real deal pocket patch 

Vietnam:

LDNN (RVN Navy SEAL) pocket patches

 

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Pretty rare patch to find still attached to a uniform !!!

 

I will get my mate to throw a pair of the jungles he got with the jacket.

He bought to sell to fashion girls as they were size small !!


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in the list of names of I-II-III-IV-V corps Mike Force, of (Green Beret- Radix press),it is Not written in the list any Boyter surname !!!.

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His database is not completely on line.


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Member:

ASMIC

OVMS

Primary interests:

The United States Army in WWII

The United States Army in Vietnam
 

WANTED:

WWII:

551st PIB pocket and shoulder patches

504th PIR real deal pocket patch 

Vietnam:

LDNN (RVN Navy SEAL) pocket patches

 

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