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US M43 Field jacket: WWII original????

Article about: Hi, i would like to know your oppinion on this M43 Field jacket. What do you think.... is it a real WWII vintage jacket or a replica? Thanks

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    Default US M43 Field jacket: WWII original????

    Hi,

    i would like to know your oppinion on this M43 Field jacket.

    What do you think.... is it a real WWII vintage jacket or a replica?

    Thanks
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    Default Re: US M43 Field jacket: WWII original????

    Hi, if its a real one, then it didnt had much use, because the letters in the labels are in very good condition, dont seem faded at all, thats my opinion.
    Best regards
    Nuno

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    Default Re: US M43 Field jacket: WWII original????

    Does anyone else have a oppinion???

    Please, help me on this one.

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    Default Re: US M43 Field jacket: WWII original????

    Yes, it is original. I had sold one identical to yours 2 years ago. These are nice jackets that saw alot of action in the European theatre especially during the winter months.

    rgds, Ty

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    Default Re: US M43 Field jacket: WWII original????

    If it's original, and it looks to be, no wonder it is in such good, unissued condition......
    - it's only a size 34 R - Extra small ! !



    Regards, Steve.

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    Default Re: US M43 Field jacket: WWII original????

    Sorry no pictures of the buttoms. I don't have it with me yet.
    When it arrive, i will post the pictures for the front and the pocket buttoms.

    Yes,
    It is small... but thats for display, not to use, so...

    Measurements are as follows taken flat:
    Armpit to Armpit(Chest):21 inches
    Top to bottom(collar to hem):28 inches
    Sleeve length(shoulder seam to cuff):24 inches
    Shoulder seam to seam:19 inches

    So, the conclusion is that its a original WWII period item?
    I was a little concerned because the tag was intact, without any wear.

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    Default Re: US M43 Field jacket: WWII original????

    It's a latter one and all good, but I prefer the 43's with the '41 material liners

    correction- It's not that late mfg. and a full bread one manufacturers used the old materials till the end of the war
    Last edited by reneblacky; 04-05-2010 at 07:49 AM. Reason: correctoin

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    What's the difference between the M43 on the pictures and the one you prefer, Rene??

    I've seen on some reference books that this kind of jacket was used by airborne troops later in WWII. In some pictures a see a thicker an roughter type of fabric. Is this model you talking about?

    Thanks for all your coments.

    fpicoli

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    Default Re: US M43 Field jacket: WWII original????

    Quote by fpicoli View Post
    What's the difference between the M43 on the pictures and the one you prefer, Rene??

    I've seen on some reference books that this kind of jacket was used by airborne troops later in WWII. In some pictures a see a thicker an roughter type of fabric. Is this model you talking about?

    Thanks for all your coments.

    fpicoli
    Here's one used by the RAAF it's the one I could quickly grab

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    Default Re: US M43 Field jacket: WWII original????

    The jacket is original. The pockets look like they have the white lined cotton interior which is correct where the contract label is attached. Like the other member said, the 34R small size saved this from being issued. Nice jacket and a keeper. They can still be found in that condition here in the US from time to time.

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