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Original Airborne M42 jacket or replica?

Article about: Hi everybody. I did some other studies about this jacket. Remember about the buttoms producers? They were working for USA forces during WW2 and is possible to find them in some uniforms. I u

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    Default Original Airborne M42 jacket or replica?

    Hi,

    i was wondering if its a original WWII M42 airborne Jacket or just a replica well used for reenacting?

    The history told by the seller, about this item, was too good to be true, so.....
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    Default Re: Original Airborne M42 jacket or replica?

    Looks like a good original jacket. I like the features shown. I used to own one back in the 1980's.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Thank you, Ade.

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    Its 1000% Original!!

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    Greetings All,

    Why would the collar edge look so worn out, out of proportion with the wear on other parts of the jacket--elbows, zipper etc..???

    Mike

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    Hi Mike, back in the late 1970's and 1980's I used to re-enact as US Infantry. We only wore original kit. It was always the collars on M41/M43 jackets etc which wore out first. Just down to the type of cotton material these are made from.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Very good morning
    I am new here, sorry. I saw this post and I am very curious about identify a Airborne jacket from WW2. Let me tell you that fastener buttons on sleeves, neck and poclets are from two different productors - RAU & Co. and Scovill Mfg Co. - these business seems to be from UK and Switzerland. Ziper is little from Talon with no underline like the pictures from fpicoli, and at the end have a little 0,5cm clear plastic (maybe reposition). Some buttons are rusty. I have no UV light to check 82nd patche and the corporal rank, or even the AmerClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	213686ican flag on the right sleeve. Textile (fabric?) is in good condition, with no holes anywhere. I saw the fpicoli pictures and seems to be that we have something different here. Can you help me?

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    Hi, and welcome to the forum!

    I am certain this is a replica jacket. I am going by the colour of the fabric, pop fasteners and the stitching.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Thank you so much. I will follow any other info here and search for other topics. This seems to be the right place to talk about "old militaria".

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi, and welcome to the forum!

    I am certain this is a replica jacket. I am going by the colour of the fabric, pop fasteners and the stitching.

    Cheers, Ade.

    Ade is right, it just seems like a repro.
    Cheers.
    Nuno

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