Coat, Combat, Lightweight, MKII (Desert)

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    Coat, Combat, Lightweight, MKII (Desert)

    Post by Conker on Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:47 pm

    I'll post more pics tomorrow, but meanwhile I was wondering what did you know about this nice little thing I just picked up Very Happy



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    Re: Coat, Combat, Lightweight, MKII (Desert)

    Post by Mk1rceme on Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:08 am

    I have the pants to match your coat. I learned about these combats here...http://mpmuseum.org/index3.html

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    Re: Coat, Combat, Lightweight, MKII (Desert)

    Post by Conker on Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:13 pm

    So here it is!



    Thanks for the link, it answers most of my questions.

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    Re: Coat, Combat, Lightweight, MKII (Desert)

    Post by John Brown on Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:16 pm

    I've got one of those that I wear a lot.

    The sheer material is amazingly strong!

    Your thread title is misleading, though, as it's not a desert garment.

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    Re: Coat, Combat, Lightweight, MKII (Desert)

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:19 pm

    Oooo... never seen the desert version before. How rare is this? The temperate (green) type is getting more difficult to find in decent condition. Completely used up uniforms seem to be the norm now.

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    Re: Coat, Combat, Lightweight, MKII (Desert)

    Post by John Brown on Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:29 pm

    CollectinSteve wrote:Oooo... never seen the desert version before. How rare is this? The temperate (green) type is getting more difficult to find in decent condition. Completely used up uniforms seem to be the norm now.

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    I honestly don't think you're looking at a desert version now.

    I think it's a faded OG107 (your "temperate green") combat shirt.


    I've got 3 of the OG107 combat shirts for sale on another forum (don't know if I have enough posts here to put them up here).

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    Re: Coat, Combat, Lightweight, MKII (Desert)

    Post by Conker on Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:32 pm

    I'll take a better pic tomorrow (side by side with an OD one if it helps), but it IS a desert version.

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    Re: Coat, Combat, Lightweight, MKII (Desert)

    Post by Conker on Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:41 pm

    See the link above: http://mpmuseum.org/securdesert.html
    Scroll down to type B. Now check my original post of the jacket's tags. Notice something? Wink

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    Re: Coat, Combat, Lightweight, MKII (Desert)

    Post by John Brown on Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:04 pm

    Well, now you're gonna make me go look at mine Razz

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    Re: Coat, Combat, Lightweight, MKII (Desert)

    Post by koalorka on Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:08 pm

    Never seen one in the surplus shops here, consider it rare. Smile

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    Re: Coat, Combat, Lightweight, MKII (Desert)

    Post by John Brown on Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:15 pm

    Welp. learn something new every day.

    Your picture looks just like the faded OG107s I have, though . .

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    Re: Coat, Combat, Lightweight, MKII (Desert)

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:13 pm

    The tip off, for me, was the button color. Cloth can fade, but plastic buttons don't Smile

    Thanks for the follow up info!!

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    Re: Coat, Combat, Lightweight, MKII (Desert)

    Post by Conker on Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:19 pm

    Exactly! Took a side-by-side picture today as a reference between the two.



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    Re: Coat, Combat, Lightweight, MKII (Desert)

    Post by Easy Gee on Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:17 pm

    Very cool addition Mate, thanks for showing.

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    Re: Coat, Combat, Lightweight, MKII (Desert)

    Post by Mk1rceme on Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:25 pm

    Thought I had another pic of the somewhere...have to dig it out and snap a few photos of it. The pic shown is from the gent I bought it from...just ignore the serge trousers. Desert trousers are a Type C though...




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    Re: Coat, Combat, Lightweight, MKII (Desert)

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:25 am

    Awesome stuff, Dale! I know there's a bunch of really good surplus shops in Montreal. I just wish I lived closer. Quebec City is much closer and I go there all the time, but the surplus there is limited compared to Montreal.

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    Re: Coat, Combat, Lightweight, MKII (Desert)

    Post by Conker on Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:33 am

    CollectinSteve wrote:Quebec City is much closer and I go there all the time, but the surplus there is limited compared to Montreal.
    We've got 3 surplus in town. I don't know which one you've seen? But yes, sadly the CF likes to burn its stuff so it's hard to get anything interesting... when we do, it's from Govliquidation in the US and then it's nice but nothing you can't find in the US.

    There's still some uncommon stuff, but I wouldn't say "rare"... Portugese and french camo are some of these. If you're lucky, sometimes there's contract overruns from the CF, so they won't have the issued tags, but will be otherwise identical in cut and material.

    Except for the tan shirt, I got pretty lucky Smile

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    Re: Coat, Combat, Lightweight, MKII (Desert)

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:41 am

    I think I went to all three shops around 2002 or so. Has it been that long since I went there? Dang time flies.

    A lot of surplus in the US is supposed to be destroyed, but the United States is a funny place when it comes to things like this. In reality destroying stuff costs money and no money is allocated for destruction. Selling stuff, on the other hand, has very little cost because Government Liquidation is a private company (now that DRMO is gone) and makes its money off the buyer. With a nod and a wink the stuff that's supposed to be destroyed goes out for surplus with Government Liquidation instead. At least for the stuff that really isn't a big deal to sell off.

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    Re: Coat, Combat, Lightweight, MKII (Desert)

    Post by Tyler Flint on Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:46 pm

    Ive been looking for a desert combats set for ages antone know where I can pick one up? (For a decent proce)

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    Re: Coat, Combat, Lightweight, MKII (Desert)

    Post by Conker on Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:03 pm

    I've never seen another for sale before (hell I discovered their existence when I picked it up) so I can't really recommend somewhere, but since the focus of my collection is on Marines SOF (Force Recon and MARSOC) so I can part with mine, shoot me an offer!

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    Re: Coat, Combat, Lightweight, MKII (Desert)

    Post by Tyler Flint on Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:15 pm

    Smile Ill PM you

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    Re: Coat, Combat, Lightweight, MKII (Desert)

    Post by Tyler Flint on Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:26 pm

    Hey I pmd you Smile let me know what you think Smile

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