Looking for a G1 Flight Jacket in the UK

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by Ed Wrath, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. Ed Wrath

    Ed Wrath New in Town

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    Hi Guys,
    I'm having a frustrating time trying to find a good usable size 46 jacket. I'd be grateful to hear from anyone that can help. Thanks, Duncan
     
  2. Peter 1956

    Peter 1956 One of the Regulars

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    Hi Duncan

    Welcome on board. Unless you are very lucky you will have to look at the USA sales side. All of mine were purchased from the US. But keep an eye on the classified section on here and you might strike lucky and get an UK seller. Remember the G1s tend to run small in most cases so will need a 48. I have a 38" which i will put up for sale due to that fact. I realized that i needed a 40" . Only downside of getting from the US is the cost of the postage and HMG get their blood money in customs charges and these are not small! Hope this helps.


    Peter
     
  3. Ed Wrath

    Ed Wrath New in Town

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    Hi Peter,

    Thanks for your thoughts. I struck lucky with an A2 here and I hope I can do the same again.

    Duncan
     
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  4. Windsock8e

    Windsock8e A-List Customer

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    One other word of “warning” om shipping from the US as I discovered to my literal cost is that HMRC charge VAT on the value of the item AND the shipping cost which is pure daylight robbery... Good luck on the G1, I am also looking for one but in a different size; will let you know if I see one in a 46/48.


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  5. Peter 1956

    Peter 1956 One of the Regulars

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    I sent a pair of my old Danner boots for repair andHMCR charged me both vat and import duty on my own boots! I queried it and of course they are right! Daylight robbery!


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  6. Brettafett

    Brettafett One Too Many

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    Hi Ed, have you looked at AVI LTHR's 55J14 G-1? I did a review here a while back... Its a repro of an original 55J14, and not a bad one at that... They have a 46, you could check with them and compare measurements with your A-2... Free postage from EU... You could get a new jacket for the price of importing an old one from the US... http://www.avilthr.com/product/G1-flight-jacket/
     
  7. Brettafett

    Brettafett One Too Many

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    Yes, I paid almost 100% on a leather patch from the US. A small envelop and it cost me almost £20! Never again.
     
  8. Royalcrown32

    Royalcrown32 One of the Regulars

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    I have a larger size original 55J14G1 or earlier USN jacket (label is missing) for sale. And I'm in Holland. Drop me a line if you are interested.
     
  9. Ed Wrath

    Ed Wrath New in Town

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    Thank you, I'll check it out!
     
  10. Ed Wrath

    Ed Wrath New in Town

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    Thank you. This is precisely why I'm trying to find one here.
     
  11. Ed Wrath

    Ed Wrath New in Town

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    Thanks...messaged you
     
  12. Ed Wrath

    Ed Wrath New in Town

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    Still looking.....
     
  13. Ed Wrath

    Ed Wrath New in Town

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    ttt
     

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