G-1 Jacket Provenance

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by G-1_USN_USMC_USCG, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. G-1_USN_USMC_USCG

    G-1_USN_USMC_USCG New in Town

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    Shipmates,
    Good evening. Was just wondering if I could get some sage advice from the G-1 collectors. Saw the following label on a jacket and was wondering if it was a 1960's vintage issue jacket:

    BUREAU OF AERONAUTICS USN FLIGHT JACKET INTERMEDIATE
    G-1SPECIFICATION NO. MIL-J-7823 (AER)
    L.W. FOSTER SPORTSWEAR CO, INC.
    CONTRACT NO. DA-36-243OM (CTM)2134
    SIZE 46

    Thanks in advance for the advice and counsel.
    Cheers,
    Mike
     
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  2. s4rmark

    s4rmark One of the Regulars

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    Hi mike.

    If you google , g1 jacket contracts , the Wikipedia page comes up and on it is a list of dates and manufacturers. I just had a quick look and the jacket you mention dates to 1951.
     
  3. Flightengineer

    Flightengineer Practically Family

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    Hi, Mike.
    I'm not sure that you correctly read the letter on label, probably instead of O is Q here.
    My own LW Foster G-1 size 40 has contract DA-36-243QM(CTM)2134 as far as I remember is dated 1956 year, see att. label pics.
    When I bought this my G-1 jacket a year ago, I read about the dating of this contract from John Chapman here
    http://www.goodwearleather.com/pages/sale_foster7823_0001.html
     

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  4. Peacoat

    Peacoat I'll Lock Up

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    I think the DA series started in 1953. The prefix before that was the "N" prefix. So, I would date this jacket at 1953 to 1961, not 1951 which would have been the "N" prefix.
     

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