US army parkas

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Undertoker, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. Zigliss

    Zigliss New in Town

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    And an even more 'vanilla' 2nd pattern CWU 8/P in Medium and 1973.....with the model 'B' velcro hood set up I mentioned in an earlier post...

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  2. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Bartender

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    Very nice collection. I have no parkas to post, only flight jackets and field jackets--M-65 I think they are. Stuff that was issued to me.
     
  3. Zigliss

    Zigliss New in Town

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    Nevertheless would be great to see what you have... the fact that it was issued to you gives it a nice bit of provenance...I was too young and stupid to think about keeping the first combat jacket that was ever issued to me!
     
  4. chamboid

    chamboid One of the Regulars

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    Great lookin stuff. Never seen in internal pocket on the lining of the M-1948 before. How do you find them all in such mint condition?

    I own 4 or so M-51's from my 'mod' days, not that I had a scooter. Do love them though. It's difficult to find a good size one for a small guy though, I'm 5ft7 so some of the 'smalls' swamp me.

    I am on the market for a B-9 or B-11 parka ideally with alpaca lining in a 36 though if anyone has ones.
     
  5. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    I do like those late N-2Bs, I've a light weight lined '93 & it gets a lot of wear. Yours looks great with the wolf trim, I had a M-65 Parka re-trimmed in wolf & it turned out great.
     
  6. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    I had an M-51 in my 'Mod' days (still have two scooters) & unfortunately painted 'King Kurt' on the back and then used it whilst doing oil changes (think it probably fell apart at some stage).
    Currently own a nice M-65 with wolf trim for walking the dogs :)
     
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