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    What the heck , my para smocks

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:03 pm







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    Re: What the heck , my para smocks

    Post by koalorka on Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:56 pm

    That's far too many smocks for any one person! Willing to trade any of those off?

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    Re: What the heck , my para smocks

    Post by loski on Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:31 am

    Some Nice Smocks B20

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    Re: What the heck , my para smocks

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:30 am

    I do have an issue latest design made in china smocks which is garbage.

    Thin cloth, feels like the failed s94 stuff
    Cloth is also very dark printed and don't work as a camo pattern
    Zip jams constantly
    Poppers come break in two
    No stiffener in the material behind the zip so it gets caught in the zips teeth.

    Terrible jacket made to be thrown away and made on a budget.

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    Re: What the heck , my para smocks

    Post by Bury_Dave on Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:19 am

    Nice set of smocks Very Happy Are the badges on the first one original to the smock as they look later ?

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    Re: What the heck , my para smocks

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:47 pm

    Bury_Dave wrote:Nice set of smocks Very Happy Are the badges on the first one original to the smock as they look later ?

    Yes and no. Sad story Evil or Very Mad

    The smock was sold to me with the badges shown. The jacket arrived minus the patches and whoever removed them tore the jacket too by removing patches, it looked a right dogs dinner.

    So after a few email and photos the seller provided me pictures of what should be on the jacket which I then replaced. The badges are correct to the original owner and awarded to the original owner but not the original ones. The only thing that differs is the position of the DZ which had to go over the hole in jackets arm. So it's a little low to where it should be.

    The jacket is unissued to worn very light condition, unwashed etc... I know badges stand out a little but that's cos they are brand new and the jacket maybe 30 year old.

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    Re: What the heck , my para smocks

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:40 pm

    Forgot to add this baby

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    Re: What the heck , my para smocks

    Post by kammo-man on Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:10 pm

    Show off !


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    Re: What the heck , my para smocks

    Post by loski on Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:37 pm


    Hi B20
    I have not seen the last issue chins made DPM para smock any chance of a picture

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    Re: What the heck , my para smocks

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:56 pm

    loski wrote:
    Hi B20
    I have not seen the last issue chins made DPM para smock any chance of a picture

    Yeah will do it in the morning. It's a horrid jacket.

    I got it with the bright 3 para cpl jacket for £10 and I wouldn't have given 10p.

    It's printed on some yellow tint cloth you can about see through so I'm guessing the wind will cut through it like crazy. It really reminds me of the yellow autum based seasonal DPM stuff on the 94 farce issue. So I wear it for playing around in, taking little,one to football or on the park and the likes.

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    Re: What the heck , my para smocks

    Post by Tommo on Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:57 pm

    The Lads call em 'Paki' Smocks (no offence) because they are made in Pakistan and are the worst smock ever produced in the British Army, load of crap.

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    Re: What the heck , my para smocks

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:28 am

    loski wrote:
    Hi B20
    I have not seen the last issue chins made DPM para smock any chance of a picture

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    Re: What the heck , my para smocks

    Post by Bury_Dave on Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:52 am

    Nice looking tiger stripe in the background too !

    Real or repro ? Photos in the appropriate section please Smile

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    Re: What the heck , my para smocks

    Post by Albano on Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:29 am

    Nice! Allways a fine day seeing so much para smocks. All are great pieces too. Specially the one with camouflage loops and tailored pockets. It's awesome!!

    Best regards

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    Re: What the heck , my para smocks

    Post by loski on Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:12 am

    B20 I see what tou mean about the background colour it is a baby poop

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    Re: What the heck , my para smocks

    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:47 pm

    Great collection of smocks! Except for the 4 color desert. That's crap and you should send it to me for proper disposal Wink

    I just got one of the Chinese made smocks. The tag on the neck is in the usual Chinese bright green plastic, which is a dead giveaway. Having only one of these, and not wearing it myself, I can't speak to the overall quality.

    What timeframe are the Chinese made smocks from?

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    Re: What the heck , my para smocks

    Post by Albano on Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:55 pm

    Only now noted the NATO spec protective ear plugs in one of the loops of that tailored smock of yours. It came with the smock or is a later addiction!? Wink

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    Re: What the heck , my para smocks

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:24 pm

    Albano wrote:Only now noted the NATO spec protective ear plugs in one of the loops of that tailored smock of yours. It came with the smock or is a later addiction!? Wink

    Best regards

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    My own personal ones from America , 2nd set as I lost a set on the firing ranges at south shields.

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    Re: What the heck , my para smocks

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:30 pm

    CollectinSteve wrote:Great collection of smocks! Except for the 4 color desert. That's crap and you should send it to me for proper disposal Wink

    I just got one of the Chinese made smocks. The tag on the neck is in the usual Chinese bright green plastic, which is a dead giveaway. Having only one of these, and not wearing it myself, I can't speak to the overall quality.

    What timeframe are the Chinese made smocks from?

    Steve

    Lol

    The tags in all my jackets are cotton type not the later plastic types. The latest issue one is time frame of maybe the last few years and corresponds with the uniform colours seen since about 2004 period.

    All the brass stuff is brass plated or even coloured not true brass like vintage stuff, reverse the snaps and inside the little hole it's silver.

    Budget smock all the way.

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    Re: What the heck , my para smocks

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:00 pm

    Unissued 1984 smock



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    Re: What the heck , my para smocks

    Post by Mercenary25 on Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:02 pm

    Nice playboy bunnies.


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    Re: What the heck , my para smocks

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Sat May 12, 2012 10:05 am

    Latest £10 pick up. Unissued brand new never worn very glossy outside and inside para smock


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