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Bartender
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Here is a Russian Navy peacoat. Don't know if it is current issue or not. Close to our WWI peacoat with the high hand warmer pockets and the flapped cargo pockets. Have no idea what the material is, but it isn't Kersey.

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Dudley

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Here is a Russian Navy peacoat. Don't know if it is current issue or not. Close to our WWI peacoat with the high hand warmer pockets and the flapped cargo pockets. Have no idea what the material is, but it isn't Kersey.

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Very interesting. Its it for sale? Where did you run across this? The material from the photo gives it a sheen. Not pleasant to my eye.
 

stook1

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Just picked up my 1st navy issue peacoat. Seems to be NOS with the claimed original requisition paper included - not really sure if legit but seems to be. Dated 1970. Had been looking for WW2 era ones off and on for a while and jumped at this one based upon the claimed condition.

Not really too sure if I paid too much for the coat but hopefully it's in as good shape as it appears to be. Hope it fits.

 

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Just picked up my 1st navy issue peacoat. Seems to be NOS with the claimed original requisition paper included - not really sure if legit but seems to be. Dated 1970. Had been looking for WW2 era ones off and on for a while and jumped at this one based upon the claimed condition.

Not really too sure if I paid too much for the coat but hopefully it's in as good shape as it appears to be. Hope it fits.

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Oh, it's legit alright with the Kersey wool shell. Doubt that a Navy Captain owned it, though as it is an enlisted peacoat. Officers and Chiefs, while authorized to wear a peacoat, almost always wear the bridgecoat.
 

stook1

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Oh, it's legit alright with the Kersey wool shell. Doubt that a Navy Captain owned it, though as it is an enlisted peacoat. Officers and Chiefs, while authorized to wear a peacoat, almost always wear the bridgecoat.

Ah, yes, for sure. I wasn't questioning the authenticity of the coat but rather the requisition paper and whether or not the coat had been used.
 

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Ah, yes, for sure. I wasn't questioning the authenticity of the coat but rather the requisition paper and whether or not the coat had been used.
Never heard of a peacoat "requisition paper." Have no idea what it is.

This coat appears to be unworn. You did well. Although there is no real need to strive for an unworn peacoat. These coats are tough and can have many miles on them without showing it.
 

stook1

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Just picked up my 1st navy issue peacoat. Seems to be NOS with the claimed original requisition paper included - not really sure if legit but seems to be. Dated 1970. Had been looking for WW2 era ones off and on for a while and jumped at this one based upon the claimed condition.

Not really too sure if I paid too much for the coat but hopefully it's in as good shape as it appears to be. Hope it fits.


Got it! Coat is pretty awesome. No question, it's never been used since 1970 issue. Amazing to see a coat of this age in this condition (could stand to be pressed/hung -- straight out of the box here, apologies for reflection weirdness from the mirror).

Oh, I forgot to mention. I did get that paper that was shown in the listing with the coat that the seller described as a requisition paper. I know zero about this type of thing from a military issuance perspective but it does seem to be some sort of authentic paperwork for the coat judging by the print and paper. I'll hang onto it as a neat artifact, I guess.
 

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Dudley

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Got it! Coat is pretty awesome. No question, it's never been used since 1970 issue. Amazing to see a coat of this age in this condition (could stand to be pressed/hung -- straight out of the box here, apologies for reflection weirdness from the mirror).
Looks great. Congratulations.
 

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Hello everyone. I currently own a 1973 Midnight Blue Pembroke Melton coat and a 1990 Sterlingwear. I just purchased what I think is a 1950 and was hoping someone could help me verify that. I don't have the coat yet bet I grabbed a screenshot of the label. Here it is. The first two sets of digits on the contract number are 140 62236s the last set looks like 4022 something something. TIA
 

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Bartender
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Congratulations, you have scored a 1949 coat, the one with the nicest finish of them all.

The 1950 tag was the same, but the cleaning instruction labels were added. Don't know that they were added to all of them, but for our purposes, we can presume they were.
 

O'DubhGhaill

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Congratulations, you have scored a 1949 coat, the one with the nicest finish of them all.

The 1950 tag was the same, but the cleaning instruction labels were added. Don't know that they were added to all of them, but for our purposes, we can presume they were.
Ever since I read your Peacoat Dating report some years ago, I have been on the hunt for a '49! This one needs some repairs to the lining, but overall is in great shape and in a size 40 no less! Fortunately I have been blessed in finding an elderly Italian seamstress nearby who works wonders on anything I have brought to her. Every one of my peacoats have had the sleeves extended by one inch, at least, by her. She is able to leave a one inch fold under the cuff (originals have about two inches of material folded under the cuff), and she adds additional lining to cover the gap inside, as there is not enough to extend the sleeve that far. Perfect fit now and in compliance with Navy regs for the coat: sleeve to extend to three-quarters of the way down the hand from the wrist to knuckles, which puts the sleeve end at or about the top knuckle of the thumb when arm straight down, slightly bent. Thank you once again Peacoat!!!
 

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