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U.S. Field Jacket, Worth Buying?

Article about: I am being offered this jacket and want an experts opinion as I know very little about these kinds of things, Is it original or not and what value does it have? Any help is wonderful.

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    Default U.S. Field Jacket, Worth Buying?

    I am being offered this jacket and want an experts opinion as I know very little about these kinds of things, Is it original or not and what value does it have? Any help is wonderful.
    Last edited by Nathan5kdp; 05-08-2010 at 06:13 AM.

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    Default Re: U.S. Field Jacket, Worth Buying?

    This is an original Ike jacket (M44) but it has been messed with.

    The 'corporal' stripes are not typical of period US Army types
    and may not even be of US manufacture. The tongue of the
    waist band has been cut off, and the right sleeve is
    badly mangled as well.

    Unless it is dirt cheap, and I mean about $10.00 or so, I'd wait
    until a better example comes along,with or without original
    insignia. They are not that hard to find.




    Regards, Steve.

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    Default Re: U.S. Field Jacket, Worth Buying?

    Hi Steve, actually the stripes are original and US. These were a shortlived and unpopular pattern introduced in the early 1950's.

    This is an M1950 Ike jacket: so the waistband is made like this.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Default Re: U.S. Field Jacket, Worth Buying?

    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi Steve, actually the stripes are original and US. These were a shortlived and unpopular pattern introduced in the early 1950's.

    This is an M1950 Ike jacket: so the waistband is made like this.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Thanks, Ade !

    Glad someone is on the ball ! !
    It was 3 a.m. when I was looking at this !
    ( Think I was twelve when I last had a pair of stripes like those........
    I sewed them onto a 1950's era Canadian combat jacket ! )

    Sometimes there is a label attached inside one of the upper
    pockets with a date of manufacture on it.





    Regards, Steve.
    Last edited by Walkwolf; 04-19-2010 at 11:22 PM.

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    Default Re: U.S. Field Jacket, Worth Buying?

    Hey, Thanks for the info. So it was made in the 1950's? And It was being offered to me for 30$

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    Default Re: U.S. Field Jacket, Worth Buying?

    Maybe $30 is a bit high.

    It was made in the 1950's.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Default Re: U.S. Field Jacket, Worth Buying?

    So the tag that says 1943 is fake eh?

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    Default Re: U.S. Field Jacket, Worth Buying?

    No, that tag is fine and original. It is not the makers date.

    It tells you how to wear it under the 43 pattern jacket

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Default Re: U.S. Field Jacket, Worth Buying?

    Haha thanks guys, I'll pass this jacket up then. You saved me 30 dollars!

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    Default Re: U.S. Field Jacket, Worth Buying?

    There are many WWII examples out there............keep looking !
    A nice one may cost you about $50 with some or no insignia on it.




    Regards, Steve.

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