Is this an M422a?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by pilot error, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. pilot error

    pilot error One of the Regulars

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    Is this what I think it is, and who made it? BTW these are not my pictures.....Thanks Guys il_1140xN.2349650539_j9r1.jpg il_1140xN.2349649119_425t.jpg il_1140xN.2349650539_j9r1.jpg il_1140xN.2349649119_425t.jpg il_1140xN.2302041628_51nj.jpg il_794xN.2302040404_qqt6.jpg
     
  2. El Marro

    El Marro Call Me a Cab

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    Beautiful jacket! I am not sure if those photos provide enough information to say whether or not that is an M422A or an early G-1. I know that my LW Foster G-1, which is a Mil-J-7823(AER) from the mid 50s, has the single ply rib-rack knits and a blackened Conmar zipper pull like the one in the photo.
    The zipper on my jacket had aluminum teeth though and the one you posted appears to be brass. I would love to see more photos if possible.
     
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  3. ongaku

    ongaku New in Town

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    I agree that it is probably not an M-422a, but most probably an early 55j14 G-1. I had a Foster 55j14 with blackened brass Conmar zipper and pocket shapes.
     
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  4. pilot error

    pilot error One of the Regulars

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    Ok , here's interior pics. (again not mine)......
     

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  5. El Marro

    El Marro Call Me a Cab

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    I just spotted another detail that points to G-1. There is no exposed stitching above the pen sleeve on the left side patch pocket. The M422A jackets that I have seen in photos had that visible stitch line to separate the pen sleeve from the main pocket.
     
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  6. Brettafett

    Brettafett One Too Many

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    Agree, most likely a 55J14, not an M422/ M422a
     

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