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U.S M43 jacket or European variant?

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    Hello chaps,

    came across this jacket being sold as an original M43 jacket but what bothers me is the multiple rows of stitching on the collar. I can find no other examples of this pattern and wonder if it's some kind of Euro clone or later variant. What do you think?

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    Thanks in advance,

    Ian.

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    Hi Ian,

    How many buttons are on the collar closer (flap)?

    Large or small tag? (I can see it's removed)

    Any inner buttons ? (For liners)

    I assume there is no Mfg. tag in the left pocket.

    Regards,
    Taka

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    Hello Taka,

    all I have is the pictures you see. I spotted it earlier and have been doing a little research of my own but can find no other example of collars stitched in this way on an M43. You get a better impression of the rows of stitching I refer to on the bottom pic.

    Cheers,

    Ian.

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    I see what you mean now, indeed, a first for me as well.

    Could be a field custom applied by U.S.M.C., they tend to like modifying.

    I have one U.S.M.C. custom modified M-43 in my collection, extra threads were added, made into a smaller size.

    Interesting !

    Regards,
    Taka

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    I suppose this could just be one makers variant

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