DPM Para Smock-1st Type "77 Pattern"

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    Tommo
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    Re: DPM Para Smock-1st Type "77 Pattern"

    Post by Tommo on Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:59 pm

    Heres me '77 Pattern one, it goes really well with my '68 pattern trousers as they have faded the same colour. [EDIT]: This was £30


    Another early Para Smock of mine, now has OD Cuffs and OD Zip from a 68 Pattern Jacket, two rear pockets (these were already on it), all holes sewn up, extra front pockets (these were already on it aswell) [EDIT]: This was £15 off ebay, it was a crap photo!


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    Re: DPM Para Smock-1st Type "77 Pattern"

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:19 pm

    I tend to just look for army jackets on eBay and army trousers.

    Like the desert para smock, I found that by just typing army jacket on search all cats. I've got loads of gear this way from PECOC suits and 1944 American camo sniper blouse worth over $2k !!!!

    It's all out there to be had its just spending time finding them.

    I love your jackets mate, the way Dpm fades is amazing , every item fades unique !

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    Re: DPM Para Smock-1st Type "77 Pattern"

    Post by koalorka on Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:25 pm

    Those are some very nice early examples, and the print resembles the more tan-oriented P68 gear.

    I have a jump smock in my possession that has me confused, it has the features of the 1st model smocks but the colour and fabric are a lot more like the 1980s-era DPMs.



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    Re: DPM Para Smock-1st Type "77 Pattern"

    Post by Tommo on Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:29 pm

    Don't always go off the print, what company made it and do the poppers say 'newey' underneath them? also has the pocket on the right arm been taken off or was there no pocket there at all?

    It looks modern-ish to me.

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    Re: DPM Para Smock-1st Type "77 Pattern"

    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:38 pm

    koalorka wrote:Those are some very nice early examples, and the print resembles the more tan-oriented P68 gear.

    I have a jump smock in my possession that has me confused, it has the features of the 1st model smocks but the colour and fabric are a lot more like the 1980s-era DPMs.



    Dont get hung up on using the colour etc to date a smock as it doesnt work-its the features of the smock you need to look out for not the colour or type of material.

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    Re: DPM Para Smock-1st Type "77 Pattern"

    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:39 pm

    By the size label and i take it that it has a large pop stud FFD pocket that its no earlier than 1984.

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    Re: DPM Para Smock-1st Type "77 Pattern"

    Post by sobota on Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:33 pm

    just picking up on what camo_fiend said about the ringpull, im surprised i havent seen more on British kit on here, we all have them on our kit, we got them from L83A1 smoke grenades on an exercise a couple years back

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    Re: DPM Para Smock-1st Type "77 Pattern"

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:22 pm

    The cloth in the smock above dates from the late 80's to the late 90's. The smocks from the late 90's used the 94 patt cloth which was printed on yellow'ish cloth. Then the 2000's onwards they were kinda standardised to suit the NATO colours we see inthe soldier 95's, dark camo.

    A good indication of dates would be soldiers details found in the smocks, both mine are named and numbered. So I work inthe fact my number started 2494xxxx I joined in 1995 so any number before that has to be pre 1995 so guessing. My smocks which start 21xxxxx which are 400,000 + lower in number have to be very early issue.

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