DPM Para Smock-Unissued 1987

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    Gulf91
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    DPM Para Smock-Unissued 1987

    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:11 pm

    Having never handled or seen one of these in the flesh before was surprised how different the material feels compared to British DPM-quite lightweight and plasticy/nylon feel to ut.










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    Re: DPM Para Smock-Unissued 1987

    Post by koalorka on Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:34 pm

    Yes, the material has a heavy synthetic content. You've got the later contract model, these were surplused in large numbers to the civilian market in the late 80s and I am not certain they were ever issued.

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    Re: DPM Para Smock-Unissued 1987

    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:36 pm

    koalorka wrote:Yes, the material has a heavy synthetic content. You've got the later contract model, these were surplused in large numbers to the civilian market in the late 80s and I am not certain they were ever issued.

    This one cretainly seems to have had little if any use.

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    Re: DPM Para Smock-Unissued 1987

    Post by koalorka on Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:46 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:
    koalorka wrote:Yes, the material has a heavy synthetic content. You've got the later contract model, these were surplused in large numbers to the civilian market in the late 80s and I am not certain they were ever issued.

    This one cretainly seems to have had little if any use.

    I can't confirm or disprove the above, but in the surplus shops here in Canada, these Thompson jackets predominate and they are all in brand new condition.

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    Re: DPM Para Smock-Unissued 1987

    Post by Jumper on Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:35 pm

    I was issued and still have, the same Smock from the same year and maker.

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    Re: DPM Para Smock-Unissued 1987

    Post by Tyler Flint on Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:24 pm

    Ive never seen one on the surplus market Sad

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    Re: DPM Para Smock-Unissued 1987

    Post by treetop on Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:54 am

    I used to have one of these in XL which I got brand new from Brigade Quartermasters many years ago. I also has the one exactly like it except in OD which I was told was the jumpmaster model. Regretibly, I traded both away. I think it was the coolest piece of camo I have had.
    maybe I'l look for another one.

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    Re: DPM Para Smock-Unissued 1987

    Post by Spañiard on Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:15 pm

    Jumper wrote:I was issued and still have, the same Smock from the same year and maker.

    Hi when I was there all had 2 P-Smocks. One for Garrison had a OSONS patch, the one for exercises,or combat had no OSONS Patch.

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    Re: DPM Para Smock-Unissued 1987

    Post by Bury_Dave on Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:56 am

    I have one of these in a small long size if anyone's interested ??? It's mint too. Smile

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    Re: DPM Para Smock-Unissued 1987

    Post by Tyler Flint on Fri May 11, 2012 8:23 pm

    Bury_Dave wrote:I have one of these in a small long size if anyone's interested ??? It's mint too. Smile

    Dave

    Very Interested please pm me. Smile

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    Re: DPM Para Smock-Unissued 1987

    Post by Mk1rceme on Sat May 12, 2012 12:11 am

    A while back I saw a few of these at Crown Surplus in Calgary, Alberta. Even had a few 70's dated ones. Very pricey though.

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    Re: DPM Para Smock-Unissued 1987

    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:04 pm

    This is now available for sale and in the FOR SALE section.

    Thanks

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    Re: DPM Para Smock-Unissued 1987

    Post by Infanteer90 on Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:09 am

    treetop wrote:I also has the one exactly like it except in OD which I was told was the jumpmaster model.
    You were misinformed. The green nylon smocks predate the DPM smocks and were issued in the 1950's and 60's. They are now much more scarce than the DPM version.

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    Parachute Smock - Green Nylon

    Post by edstorey on Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:55 am

    Here is an example of the green nylon Parachute Smock.   The wool collar has been lined with camouflage parachute material.


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    Re: DPM Para Smock-Unissued 1987

    Post by ripcord on Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:05 am

    Absolutely beautiful Olive piece...

    Always have loved the Olive combat uniforms of our neighbors to the north ...


    Rip....

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    Re: DPM Para Smock-Unissued 1987

    Post by Infanteer90 on Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:24 pm

    That's very interesting Ed as the name tag is normally on the other side. Often you will see the name tags on the green smocks on a white backing and were stenciled rather than embroidered.

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    OG107 Green Nylon Parachute Smock

    Post by edstorey on Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:12 pm

    Yes, I agree, the nametag is not usually sewn under the parachute wings. This smock was given to me by the owner along with his BD uniform from he same period, so even though I am skeptical about the location of the nametag, I don't want to alter the integrity of the piece.

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    Re: DPM Para Smock-Unissued 1987

    Post by Gulf91 on Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:15 pm

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CANADIAN-MILITARY-DPM-CAMO-PARATROOPER-JUMP-SMOCK-MINT-UNISSUED-/111222452967?pt=UK_Collectables_Militaria_LE&hash=item19e55ff2e7

    NOT mine but interesting to see what it will go for.

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    Re: DPM Para Smock-Unissued 1987

    Post by Gulf91 on Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:05 pm

    This can go if anybody interested.

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    Re: DPM Para Smock-Unissued 1987

    Post by Infanteer90 on Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:45 pm

    edstorey wrote:Yes, I agree, the nametag is not usually sewn under the parachute wings.   This smock was given to me by the owner along with his BD uniform from he same period, so even though I am skeptical about the location of the nametag, I don't want to alter the integrity of the piece.

    I believe that your decision not to alter your smock was very wise indeed. I have recently seen several photographs from the time frame that the green smocks were used and noted that name tags were indeed being worn on the left side and not just on jump smocks. Although I never suspected that your smock was incorrect at the time it did seem odd but know I know better.

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