by Haydamaka Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:21 am
No doubt, anybody wants to purchase real original combat stuff.
But let's consider the jacket quietly and in details. I tried to find something of the period to match.
Please check out this - there are a lot of US military tropical jackets with short descriptions.
Ft. Bragg is a cool and respected place, but, frankly speaking, this is not any guarantee that the local market provides only original and real combat stuff.
There are also some other peculiarities of your jacket.
A small black tag with "L"(?) letter also looks like something from civilian market.
If the jacket misses the military ID tag, there should be even a place and signs of the removed tag. There is no US military stuff without any ID and/or care info, inscriptions of compliance with some regulations, size, contract number, manufacturer info etc...
A peculiar is the camouflage, please mind the sleeves. There is something like a variant of ERDL-based "woodland" camouflage, but with some similarity to Belgian "jigsaw" camouflage, which is characterized with thin white "shadow" in the pattern.
The Belgians got rid of this feature only in the last version of national camouflage:""A fourth variation of the national jigsaw camouflage pattern first appeared in around 2005, and has since been replacing the previous incarnations as supplies are cycled out of the distribution system. The pattern has only been modified from the last version by the omission of the tiny bits of "white" that had traditionally appeared in the design. These no longer remain".