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    Naval Jigsaw Trousers

    Post by Wolverine on Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:25 pm

    I have seen naval-marked trousers online from time to time, and was able to lay hands on a pair recently at a show. Does anyone know of jackets or smocks with naval markings on the labels?


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    Re: Naval Jigsaw Trousers

    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:42 am

    Yes, there are naval versions of the jacket for sure. IIRC the contract dates are all 1962 and made by Seyntex. It is the button type, not the snap type. There was a small production run of non-Navy Jigsaw in the early 1960s, but the vast majority were produced in 1958.

    There is also a naval version of the Brush Denison style smock from 1955 and, I presume, the matching trousers. I also have a 1985 FN marked jump smock in grey lizard, which is a definite oddball item!

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    Re: Naval Jigsaw Trousers

    Post by Wolverine on Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:16 pm

    Thanks. This summer I found an unworn pair of non-naval jigsaw trousers by Begetex, 1965. It struck me as an unusual date.
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    Re: Naval Jigsaw Trousers

    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:44 pm

    Wolverine wrote:Thanks. This summer I found an unworn pair of non-naval jigsaw trousers by Begetex, 1965. It struck me as an unusual date.

    Yes, very unusual. I have a couple of the early 1960s Begetex items. None of the pieces I've seen are marked ABL or FNZM. A private purchase item designed to fill in the size gaps remaining official stock?? The material is definitely different than the earlier stuff too, which indicates production of a decent amount of items.

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    Re: Naval Jigsaw Trousers

    Post by Wolverine on Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:28 pm

    I will have to take a closer look at the label and fabric.
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    Re: Naval Jigsaw Trousers

    Post by Antarmike on Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:04 am




    I also have a pair of these Naval jigsaw trousers.... Not seen a matching jacket yet to add to the collection.

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    Re: Naval Jigsaw Trousers

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:19 am

    Wasnt looking for a pair as not my thing but the price was right and just won a pair on Ebay.
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    Re: Naval Jigsaw Trousers

    Post by Wolverine on Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:01 pm

    Looks like a nice fresh pair.
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    Re: Naval Jigsaw Trousers

    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:26 pm

    There's a mint 1963 Bergetex Jigsaw trousers on eBay right now. As with others, it has no branch of service markings on it.

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    Re: Naval Jigsaw Trousers

    Post by Wolverine on Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:48 pm

    This one?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Begetex-1958-T4-Vintage-Belgium-Military-Pants-44X31-/292277112416?hash=item440d12ce60:g:GPoAAOSwIWVY-sK3
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    Re: Naval Jigsaw Trousers

    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:55 pm

    Nope, that's a common 1958 production sample.  The vast majority of Jigsaw items of this design were produced in 1958, though I do think it's uncommon for it to not be marked ABL.  I've had a few dozen of these in my hands over the years and, come to think of it, never really paid attention to whether they were marked ABL or not.  Now I wish I had!

    The one I found is this one:

    http://www.ebay.de/itm/Belgische-Fallschirmjager-Hose-1963-Belgian-Airborne-Congo-Jig-Saw-camo-Pants-/263241960611?hash=item3d4a718ca3:g:czcAAOSwaLhZhyNI

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    ZM-FN jigsaw smock

    Post by tkurt on Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:21 pm

    Hi,

    Here is the matching ZM-FN jigsaw smock.
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