07-12-2014, 07:39 PM
hi opex ,the pebbled button looks to be west german perhaps from a border guards tunic , i wonder if the hood was removed to make a helmet cover for the m75 ,any ideas where i can pick an example up myself mate
Thanks James, I think I have id'd the button as being WW2 German ( in fact I looked at one of your post's ), but why on earth it is on this jacket I will never know, I think you are probably onto something with the hood being used as a cover,you know it's ironic I have been after a hood for my M75 and now I have a jacket with no hood!!. Pity it was cut off all the same.
I picked this one up on ebay, but have searched the web trying to track down more Austrian Pea Pattern but there's not any available in the UK AFAIK. There's a Parka in the same pattern on German ebay but the price is too steep for me!!!!
07-12-2014 07:39 PM
07-12-2014, 07:49 PM
ok thanks opex not to worry ,i was hoping maybe you had one surplus ,as for the button does it have the assmann symbol on the rearside ,the button has an overpaint so i reckon your right on the ww2 period ,i think the bgs buttons are unpainted ,perhaps somebody was trying to make up a waffen ss uniform ,cheers james
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07-19-2014, 11:38 AM
Hi James, very very nice additions buddy I am a great fan of these Belgium uniforms, the trousers I believe are Moon and Balls Pattern and judging by the smock the same.
I can't tell by the picture but assume the smock has a full length zipper, which from memory makes it the type in use before the Jigsaw patterned version was issued. I can also say that they are both Belgium army issue, as awhile ago I discovered there are Belgium Navy versions of these patterns !!
Many thanks for showing them James I really like them a lot,bet they look great displayed with your M-71
07-19-2014, 11:42 AM
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07-19-2014, 07:08 PM
US Operational Camouflage Pattern aka 'multicam' May 2013 issue.
07-19-2014, 07:17 PM
Hi Ferris IMO one of the best camo patterns the US has come up with in the last few decades love your avitar picturer as well.
Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.
Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!
07-23-2014, 11:15 AM
Hi Ferris ,many thanks for posting your jacket up which is interesting , as I can see where the Brit's gained their design features on the Latest MTP PCs Jacket from this one
07-23-2014, 11:25 AM