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Support our troops...abandoning the War on Terror is not an affordable luxury.

I'm so old, I still call W.W.II U.S. militaria "war surplus".

 

God's blessings in the Name of our Lord Jesus- Jim Robertson

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I messed up; I left out the rest of the caption, which explains all 3 Trousers:

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Support our troops...abandoning the War on Terror is not an affordable luxury.

I'm so old, I still call W.W.II U.S. militaria "war surplus".

 

God's blessings in the Name of our Lord Jesus- Jim Robertson

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LOL...at this point, I think I'm about done :wacko: with the exception of the Paramarine Trousers and a complete #1 'flage Jump Smock...

Support our troops...abandoning the War on Terror is not an affordable luxury.

I'm so old, I still call W.W.II U.S. militaria "war surplus".

 

God's blessings in the Name of our Lord Jesus- Jim Robertson

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Heres a '43 field jacket I have...actually have two from the same source.Size 42 and both are unworn.

 

I do have one larger that was worn by a Colonel in the 34th.

 

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In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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One of the many cutter tags

 

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In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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GASP.....Ron, items like this cause me to break out the defibrillator...

I've got a trio of unissued '43s, all in big sizes, but they didn't have tags stapled all over them like that.

It's interesting to me that the cutter tags on W.W.II Army stuff has the size and some other numbers, whereas Marine Corps tags

are always dated.

 

Thanks for posting that screamer!

Support our troops...abandoning the War on Terror is not an affordable luxury.

I'm so old, I still call W.W.II U.S. militaria "war surplus".

 

God's blessings in the Name of our Lord Jesus- Jim Robertson

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GASP.....Ron, items like this cause me to break out the defibrillator...

I've got a trio of unissued '43s, all in big sizes, but they didn't have tags stapled all over them like that.

It's interesting to me that the cutter tags on W.W.II Army stuff has the size and some other numbers, whereas Marine Corps tags

are always dated.

 

Thanks for posting that screamer!

 

 

Your welcome...just trying to keep up with the West Coast!!!

 

I have a real nice size 4 and a minty 43 dated size 34 I picked up back in 77 or 78.Paid crazy money for it($50).Did come with a frieze linerbut was a lot ofmoney back then especialli being a kid :) Just really didnt see them here.The older guys werent parting with stuff.

 

Have a 43 covered in camo chute material to with zipper and cuffs.Needs a little restoration work.

 

Have another with a 6th Marine Div patch on it too.

 

Dont get me goin on the 51s.Have several and found a trunk group with several and 43 and 51 field trousers too.One of the jackets is patched to the 1st Armored.Dont recall if its a 43-50.

In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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$50.00...yeah, it seems times have changed somewhat. In those years, there were still decent surplus stores out here which had racks full of '43-'51s for about $12.00, but not minties like you're talkin' about.

I bought a mint '41, size 40L, for a hundred bucks in 1990; it seemed awful cheap even back then, but the guy wasn't into it for a whole lot, and he was a basic good guy. The original price was $75.00, but I sent him a $25.00 "tip" when I found this on the lower hem; he didn't know it was there:

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Support our troops...abandoning the War on Terror is not an affordable luxury.

I'm so old, I still call W.W.II U.S. militaria "war surplus".

 

God's blessings in the Name of our Lord Jesus- Jim Robertson

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GASP.....Ron, items like this cause me to break out the defibrillator...

I've got a trio of unissued '43s, all in big sizes, but they didn't have tags stapled all over them like that.

It's interesting to me that the cutter tags on W.W.II Army stuff has the size and some other numbers, whereas Marine Corps tags

are always dated.

 

Thanks for posting that screamer!

 

Im sure ya could talk me out of it....;) Something spotted and pretty...I do have its twin and Im thinking I shouldnt keep it all

In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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LOL- Aw, that's OK (took a little bit to get that "spotted and pretty" :lol:); got enough Jackets/Coats/Parkas around here to last a lifetime.

 

Actually, the only 'flage I have going out the door is a Jump Smock I just upgraded (below, at left- the new one at right). It came from a camo collector in Japan; I used to see a Japanese guy at the old Great Western Show buying 'flage stuff left and right, and I'm suspecting it's the same guy.

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Support our troops...abandoning the War on Terror is not an affordable luxury.

I'm so old, I still call W.W.II U.S. militaria "war surplus".

 

God's blessings in the Name of our Lord Jesus- Jim Robertson

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hello everybody, many persons on the web told me that the exposed button m43 is not an experimental version but a civilian m43 style, do you have any info or details of this production to clarify if they are military issue?

Thanks everybody

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Always looking for BLUE DRESS ARMY UNIFORMS (1936-1950)

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A size 52 Regular with cutters tags.

 

No lables or specs just a Philidelphia QM marking

 

 

 

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In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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Hi everyone, recently I got this M43 jacket. It is lightly worn and has a few smudges but otherwise it is okay. What puzzles me is the extra row of buttons (5 on the right side and 4 on the left side, 2 in the collar) on the inside. Apparently they were meant to hold a liner of some sort. The jacket is 1943 dated, it only has the quartermaster tag in the lower right side pocket. There are no additional tags. On inspection I found a lone cutter tag in the left sleeve.

Am I correct in assuming that those extra buttons were added post war? All the buttons are brown coloured. I've seen some M43's in this thread that also had these extra buttons. Am I right in assuming this is a pattern B? Please feel free to add comment. It will be appreciated.

 

Rene

 

Here are the pics

 

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Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

 

Churchill

 

Keep buggering on.

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Hi everyone, recently I got this M43 jacket. It is lightly worn and has a few smudges but otherwise it is okay. What puzzles me is the extra row of buttons (5 on the right side and 4 on the left side, 2 in the collar) on the inside. Apparently they were meant to hold a liner of some sort. The jacket is 1943 dated, it only has the quartermaster tag in the lower right side pocket. There are no additional tags. On inspection I found a lone cutter tag in the left sleeve.

Am I correct in assuming that those extra buttons were added post war? All the buttons are brown coloured. I've seen some M43's in this thread that also had these extra buttons. Am I right in assuming this is a pattern B? Please feel free to add comment. It will be appreciated.

 

Rene

 

Here are the pics

 

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Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

 

Churchill

 

Keep buggering on.

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Rene

 

First thought is the buttons were added to allow the button in liner as an upgrade prior to the M50/51 improvements.

In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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This is my M50 Field Jacket.

RICHARD MFG. CORP.

 

Tactical Air Command 

Air Force Master Sergeant

Stamped USAF and Name Tape

 

In Small-Short and very good condition.

 

Can someone elaborate more? Thanks

 

 

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3 hours ago, beefheart said:

This is my M50 Field Jacket.

RICHARD MFG. CORP.

 

Tactical Air Command 

Air Force Master Sergeant

Stamped USAF and Name Tape

 

In Small-Short and very good condition.

 

Can someone elaborate more? Thanks

 

 

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Your Jacket will be one worn in the early-sh mid-sh 60s, Of note is the Black on White stamped chest tapes, the one on the left simply stamped U S A F, this was just before the Air Force adopted the now familiar White on Blue U.S. AIR FORCE and NAME tapes.

 

Here's an example of these type tapes being worn in this period, a 1964 photo of a Air Force Paratrooper, a Combat Controller out west somewhere after making a jump.image.png.b5fca1db9737b0edcce191c82566eae8.png

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3 hours ago, patches said:

Your Jacket will be one worn in the early-sh mid-sh 60s, Of note is the Black on White stamped chest tapes, the one on the left simply stamped U S A F, this was just before the Air Force adopted the now familiar White on Blue U.S. AIR FORCE and NAME tapes.

 

Here's an example of these type tapes being worn in this period, a 1964 photo of a Air Force Paratrooper, a Combat Controller out west somewhere after making a jump.image.png.b5fca1db9737b0edcce191c82566eae8.png

 

It took me awhile to find those picture with Stamped USAF in it.

 

I'm thinking to remove the master sergeant patches so i can use this regulary.

What are you think of it?

And do you have another picture?


Anyway, Thank your for sharing !!

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It took me awhile to find those picture with Stamped USAF in it.

 

I'm thinking to remove the master sergeant patches so i can use this regulary.

What are you think of it?

And do you have another picture?


Anyway, Thank your for sharing !!

 

Don't have any other photos of this type now.

 

As far as doing what is called Striping, What can I say other than it would be ruining a original early 60s period field jacket , which is in excellent condition.

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