French or Greek Jacket ???

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    French or Greek Jacket ???

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat May 05, 2012 12:54 pm

    Hi Guys.

    I would appreciate your help in correctly identifying this Jacket for me, I hope it is a French M-47 , but I suspect after looking at Greek Jackets it may be Greek!

    There is no legible labels, apart from a small white cotton label which is situated near the hem, it has buttons inside to attach a liner, other than that I have no clues, Any assistance would be great, thanks in Advance Smile





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    Re: French or Greek Jacket ???

    Post by Albano on Sat May 05, 2012 2:15 pm

    Not frenchy. M47 have slightly bigger concealed upper pockets not the way around like that one. But that jacket looks alot like portuguese work uniform Nº3 (the waist and low brimm elasticated snaped my eyes). Do you see any regards of ever been a tag below the neck hanger?

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    Re: French or Greek Jacket ???

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat May 05, 2012 2:39 pm

    Albano wrote:Not frenchy. M47 have slightly bigger concealed upper pockets not the way around like that one. But that jacket looks alot like portuguese work uniform Nº3 (the waist and low brimm elasticated snaped my eyes). Do you see any regards of ever been a tag below the neck hanger?

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    Hi Albano, many thanks for your swift input, regarding the label below the neck hanger, I don't think so I can't see the remains of any label ever being there.
    There was another label that has been cut out, on the opposite side of the existing label, which I can just about make out which is a number 4, but it is not visible on a camera I'm afraid.

    Other than this I stuck, would it help if I posted some more pics tomorrow, to correctly id this Jacket?

    Many thanks again, I really appreciate your help.

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    Re: French or Greek Jacket ???

    Post by Albano on Sat May 05, 2012 2:46 pm

    If you can get photos of the inside it would be great!

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    Re: French or Greek Jacket ???

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat May 05, 2012 3:23 pm

    Albano wrote:If you can get photos of the inside it would be great!

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    No problem, I will take some detailed shots of the inside of the jacket and post them up, thanks again Albano Very Happy

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    Re: French or Greek Jacket ???

    Post by Easy Gee on Sun May 06, 2012 5:57 am

    Hi Albano,here's some inside shots of the Jacket, hope this helps you Wink


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    Re: French or Greek Jacket ???

    Post by Gulf91 on Sun May 06, 2012 8:19 am

    They are advertised on Ebay as Greek,not sure if thats true or not.

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    Re: French or Greek Jacket ???

    Post by Easy Gee on Tue May 08, 2012 4:54 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:They are advertised on Ebay as Greek,not sure if thats true or not.


    That's a very good point Rich, I have seen this style on ebay, but those ones have more of a US M-65 collar, I really don't know Mate, I really don't?

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    Post by Gulf91 on Tue May 08, 2012 5:05 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:
    Gulf91 wrote:They are advertised on Ebay as Greek,not sure if thats true or not.


    That's a very good point Rich, I have seen this style on ebay, but those ones have more of a US M-65 collar, I really don't know Mate, I really don't?

    Dont know Gary but the ones ive seen advertised as Greek are identical as yours as they are being sold as cheap US WW2 M43 lookalikes for reenactors.

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    Re: French or Greek Jacket ???

    Post by Easy Gee on Wed May 09, 2012 1:09 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:
    Easy Gee wrote:
    Gulf91 wrote:They are advertised on Ebay as Greek,not sure if thats true or not.


    That's a very good point Rich, I have seen this style on ebay, but those ones have more of a US M-65 collar, I really don't know Mate, I really don't?

    Dont know Gary but the ones ive seen advertised as Greek are identical as yours as they are being sold as cheap US WW2 M43 lookalikes for reenactors.

    Yeah Mate, since then I have seen these lookalikeys on ebay, just wish the label was legible on this one Wink

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    Post by Albano on Thu May 10, 2012 2:20 pm

    Thanks Gary for the inside photos. Very different from portuguese work uniform. Ours are cordless. They have elastic. Still no clue it's origin!?

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    Re: French or Greek Jacket ???

    Post by Easy Gee on Thu May 10, 2012 5:00 pm

    Albano wrote:Thanks Gary for the inside photos. Very different from portuguese work uniform. Ours are cordless. They have elastic. Still no clue it's origin!?

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    Many thanks Albano, the only thing near this one is a Greek jacket, so maybe that's where this one is from, I will have to find a Greek Jacket and compare the two!

    Thanks again for your trouble and input Wink

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    Re: French or Greek Jacket ???

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Sat May 12, 2012 6:51 pm

    I've seen these sold last year in a surplus store as copy m43's. Some were as seen here and some patched with American forces arm patches. They clearly were not m43's being sold but didn't look copy but forigen issue. The same surplus shop only seem to sell ex German gear only, 100's of items in desert flectarn for £7 pants or jacket.

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    Re: French or Greek Jacket ???

    Post by Easy Gee on Mon May 14, 2012 5:10 pm

    Found some Greek Jackets in a surplus store, exactly the same cut as this one, Greek it is Wink

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    Re: French or Greek Jacket ???

    Post by Gulf91 on Tue May 15, 2012 2:43 am

    Glad you got it sorted and was 99% confident it was a Greek one Very Happy

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    Re: French or Greek Jacket ???

    Post by Easy Gee on Sun May 20, 2012 5:51 am

    Gulf91 wrote:Glad you got it sorted and was 99% confident it was a Greek one Very Happy


    Cheers Rich Wink

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    Re: French or Greek Jacket ???

    Post by Gulf91 on Sun May 20, 2012 5:55 am

    Just been looking at a couple of unissued ones on Ebay,with detachable liner and cheap as well for everyday wear,i I didnt already have a mountain of OD Jackets i wear,US M43,M50,M51,M65,then theres the Belgian,,,,,,,,,,AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH,where does somebody stop????

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    Re: French or Greek Jacket ???

    Post by Easy Gee on Sun May 20, 2012 8:40 am

    Gulf91 wrote:Just been looking at a couple of unissued ones on Ebay,with detachable liner and cheap as well for everyday wear,i I didnt already have a mountain of OD Jackets i wear,US M43,M50,M51,M65,then theres the Belgian,,,,,,,,,,AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH,where does somebody stop????



    Laughing Yeah I know what you mean, camo is great of course, but I will always have a soft spot of OD/OG.

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