Monday, December 6, 2010

VINTAGE M-51 US ARMY FIELD JACKET KOREA WAR ERA

Today it's an M-51 Field Jacket I picked up.
This replaced the short lived M-50 jacket that replaced the longer lived M-43 (which I also own and have an example here on blog.)
This one was used all the way up to 1965, with the invention of the you guessed it.. M-65 which Rambo made famous...
I like the M-51 as it has all the feature I need.   The only major difference between this and the M-65 is the zippered hood.
This one has a really nice Olive Drab Talon triple marked zipper.
This one was made on April 16th, 1953.   The size is a Regular Large which is a little hard to find the bigger sizes today.  An Army Field Jacket to me, is a must have in the line up... They're perfect on cold rainy days....


also if anyone is interested this one is currently on ebay for sale...

1 comment:

  1. I might be interested in buying this jacket. Please e-mail me the condition and asking price.

    Mark J

    footslogger03@yahoo.com

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