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    Just wondering if this is a in country alteration or done postwar,
    I remember seeing lots of photos of short sleeve combat jackets, but are they just folded up? I got it cheap so I figured it was worth the chance. Thanks for looking.
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    it would be very hard to tell if it was done in-country or post war without veteran provenance. I suppose you could examine the stitching on the shortened sleeve and see if it looks old, or more recently done.

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    The stitching looks very old and machine done, I tried to post a closeup but it wouldn't load.
    My question was more , was this ever done in country?
    Thanks for the reply.

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    If you search online for Short sleeved US jungle jacket they seem to be fairly common, so i'd say they were an in country mod.
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    Thanks Gunny, I found it a charity shop* for about Fiver* so I couldn't pass it up. (*contains UK Slang)
    Anything Vietnam related is getting hard to find, so I took a chance.
    Thanks for the help.

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    A bargain, there are a couple for sale here in the UK £60-£80. I notice the sleeves have been stitched with a white/off white thread, lots of the "in Country" made tiger stripe and ERDL clothing uses the same colour thread.
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    Thanks for the price range, I have a few Nam Era items but I have no idea about prices.
    Glad the forum now has this new section, cheers.

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    I agree with gunny, this modification was pretty common in country.
    As an American collector it surprises me that a vietnam jacket is so valuable in the UK. Here in the states this sort of jacket would be hard to give away. The short sleeve M65 jacket i had a few years ago sold for $8!

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    For me, to be honest I'd never been too interested in the Vietnam War until I saw the Ken Burns documentary - now I'm hooked....

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    From what I can tell, these short sleeve jungle fatigues were very common with US Airforce and US Navy personnel. I have trouble finding US Army or Marine examples, not sure if these were US manufactured with shortsleeves or they were just longsleeves that were cut down.

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