BGS Jacket 1

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    nlchmbrs

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    Re: BGS Jacket 1

    Post by nlchmbrs on Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:25 pm

    Camo_fiend wrote:Indeed a BGS smock. It's great to see one that hasn't been sliced up at the back as most surplussed BGS smocks are.

    Just bought one of these and was wondering about the slashes up the back. Mine looks as though someones sliced it open accross the back with a stanley knife and I wondered if this had been done to render it unwearable. Mine has been quite well repaired so, while not really valuable (it didn't cost me very much) it's still in pretty good shape. Is this vandalism normal?
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    Re: BGS Jacket 1

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:16 am

    Yup, done by the German government so they couldn't be easily reused. Likely repaired by a surplus outfit, such as STURM, in order to be marketable. See my post #6 on the previous page for details about the demil cuts I've seen over the years.

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    Re: BGS Jacket 1

    Post by nlchmbrs on Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:58 pm

    Thanks for that.
    It's a real shame about the damage because, otherwise, it looks unused. Can you tell me what the perforated straps are for on the inside of the jacket, below the armpits? Also, are the slits under the waterproof shoulder material just for ventilation? And are the D-rings for attaching a bread bag?

    Thank you in anticipation.

    P.S. I've got a Sumpftarn Parka on the way I found on ebay.de. I'll try to post a piccy or two when it arrives. I think this is one of my favorite camo patterns.

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