1972 Pattern SAS Vests.

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    Gulf91
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    1972 Pattern SAS Vests.

    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:11 pm

    Been after one of these for 10 years plus but was not prepared to pay the stupid money they go for then what do you know,bought 2 in the space of a month














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    Re: 1972 Pattern SAS Vests.

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:20 pm

    Funny how the famine to feast thing happens sometimes!

    Just curious... do my eyes spot rubberized waterproofing flaking off? Wouldn't be surprised as that sort of early stuff had some teething problems.

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    Re: 1972 Pattern SAS Vests.

    Post by Scud on Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:26 pm

    Nice find mate.  

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    Re: 1972 Pattern SAS Vests.

    Post by Fallschirmwomble on Sun May 25, 2014 8:25 am

    Interesting to see the popper stud repair/mod replacing the original, easy breakable, plastic closure tab things.

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    Re: 1972 Pattern SAS Vests.

    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:44 am

    Typical,need to check one of them out and cannot find the bloody things!!!

    Would it be worth me trying to source the original clips and replace the pop studs or leave as is?

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    Re: 1972 Pattern SAS Vests.

    Post by loski on Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:56 am

    Hi Gulf
    If you find the original plastic closers removing the Velcro and poppers is going to leave holes, Looking at the photos it looks like the poppers could be origional to the piece.
    Graham

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    Re: 1972 Pattern SAS Vests.

    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:05 am

    Cheers Graham,a dilemma.

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    Re: 1972 Pattern SAS Vests.

    Post by britcoll36 on Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:59 pm

    Rich,
    I would personally leave the pop-studs as a legitimate field modification, since you have the other one as an example of its original issue. I just recently viewed two of these on eBay and I am glad I have two examples in my own collection, they were starting at twice what I had paid for mine.
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    Re: 1972 Pattern SAS Vests.

    Post by Gulf91 on Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:24 pm

    Thanks Dwayne,will leave as is. Wow,havent seen any(not looking for any either) on Ebay or anywhere else for a long while.

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