Royal Marines Commando Desert Smock

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    Mk1rceme
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    Royal Marines Commando Desert Smock

    Post by Mk1rceme on Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:46 pm

    New Addition today. I don't know a great deal about them, but I hear they are fairly desirable. I'm not really a UK collector, but when something nifty comes up I try to grab it. Brought home by a Canadian soldier who more than likely traded it for something in AR Cadpat.














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    Re: Royal Marines Commando Desert Smock

    Post by Gulf91 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:29 pm

    I would stick my neck out here and say while it is a very very nice badged up smock here in the UK at least not that desirable,quite common and not worth an awful lot but nice for the collection

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    Re: Royal Marines Commando Desert Smock

    Post by Mk1rceme on Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:48 pm

    True, but not to common around these parts. Too bad it is so tiny, I would like to see how these fit compared to Canadian smocks.

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    Re: Royal Marines Commando Desert Smock

    Post by Gulf91 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:54 pm

    Hmmm,when you say tiny Im surprised as these are quite oversized(fit much bigger than the labelled sizes).

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    Re: Royal Marines Commando Desert Smock

    Post by Mk1rceme on Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:10 pm

    Too small for me.

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    Re: Royal Marines Commando Desert Smock

    Post by Gulf91 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:11 pm

    Sure the one I have is for a giant-190/112

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    Re: Royal Marines Commando Desert Smock

    Post by Mk1rceme on Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:18 pm

    20 plus years of working in the oilpatch has given me extremely wide shoulders...plus a bit of a gut...lol! A lot of shirts and coats do not fit me very well. Especially across the back. I tried this smock on and could only raise my arms to the side...I could not bring them forward without tearing the shoulder seams out.

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    Re: Royal Marines Commando Desert Smock

    Post by Gulf91 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:22 pm

    Im lucky being a skinny git-probably been the same size since I was around 17(now 41) and people cannot believe I am the size I am considering the amount of crap that I eat!!!

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    Re: Royal Marines Commando Desert Smock

    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:32 pm

    Very nice ,these are as Gulf said common over here, but over in Canuckland I would imagine they are a prize on the surplus market, it would be like me going into my local surplus shop and seeing a Cadpat smock ...happy days indeed,but not likely,the only Cadpat I own was as a result of a Trade, and cost me the best part of a 100 quid!!

    RMC kit will always be highly prized by collectors as they are an elite unit,with a historical heritage second to none, so hang on it mate, and be proud to own a piece of the best Marine unit in the world....and it's British ! Wink

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    Re: Royal Marines Commando Desert Smock

    Post by Mk1rceme on Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:59 pm

    I'm not to concerned with size since I don't wear items from the collection. Wouldn't mind finding a knock-off of this design though.

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    British Desert

    Post by ripcord on Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:31 pm

    Hi all,

    At this time there are some decent British Desert items for sale ( CHEAP )on the Sportsman`s Guide HQ site.

    Most items are brand new. Decent sizes are available.

    Simply write Sportsman`s Guide HQ, then when you get to the main page, type in British Desert Uniforms, and all kinds of interesting

    things pop up. They also have San Marco 2000( I think ) shirts for around $ 20.

    The site must be browsed frequently, as cool items move quickly..

    Good hunting....ripcord




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    Sportsman`s Guide

    Post by ripcord on Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:50 pm

    Hello again.

    Forgot to add Norwegian M75 are available as well !!!!But you guys better hurry.

    A better way to access it would be to type in: surplus military camouflage uniforms...

    You get a lot for a little, but you gotta be quick....Good luck...

    Rip...

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