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Estevan
02-01-2008, 10:39 AM
Finally got around to taking some pictures of the great A-2 that I received about A YEAR AGO from my good pal Paddy. We had an arrangement where he would get to model a lovely mint B-10 and I would finally relieve him of his excess baggage (that being this great A-2 that I told him for 2 years was too small for him) Anyway nuff said, here are the pics. Please keep in mind this is a very strange maker, so strange they refused to put their name on it. Looks like a cross between an A-2 and a M-422a. Weird! It's 100% original and a redye/reissue. Very nice indeed.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y122/Senicko/CIMG6816.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y122/Senicko/CIMG6825.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y122/Senicko/CIMG6817.jpg

rumblefish
02-01-2008, 10:52 AM
Thanks for the photos Steve! I'm always looking foward to seeing shots of A-2s.

Looks to be in great shape too.

I wish I had a pal like that.

aswatland
02-01-2008, 02:12 PM
Great jacket Steve. I do know who the maker was-any guesses?

Estevan
02-01-2008, 02:24 PM
Great jacket Steve. I do know who the maker was-any guesses?

Totally clueless...I have read quite a bit about the jacket, but I never heard of who the maker could be. My best guess would be a maker that was normally in the Navy jacket business as it looks like it's part M-422a. G&F maybe?

aswatland
02-01-2008, 02:37 PM
Totally clueless...I have read quite a bit about the jacket, but I never heard of who the maker could be. My best guess would be a maker that was normally in the Navy jacket business as it looks like it's part M-422a. G&F maybe?

You are on the right lines, Steve!

Estevan
02-01-2008, 03:18 PM
You are on the right lines, Steve!

Well, you got me stumped Andrew, if not G&F then I imagine by the thickness of the goat then maybe FO, but the typeface doesn't match neither does the Block nor W&G so then I guess I give up.

aswatland
02-01-2008, 03:57 PM
According to John Chapman it was made by Fried Ostermann. John says only those two companies used early brass Talons (which also had the stoppers painted a shiny brown)-Monarch and Fried Ostermann.

Sly
02-01-2008, 08:14 PM
We had an arrangement where he would get to model... and I would finally relieve him of his excess baggage

Yep, that explains it.

Estevan
02-02-2008, 07:56 AM
According to John Chapman it was made by Fried Ostermann. John says only those two companies used early brass Talons (which also had the stoppers painted a shiny brown)-Monarch and Fried Ostermann.

Thanks Andrew, the goat on the FO I owned was quite similar to this A-2. Very thick and of a higher quality. Now the typeface on the spec tag is very different. Dunno, just might be from them though.