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    Vz. 60 Mlok: a detailed look

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    Post by koalorka Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:35 pm

    I've found some good photos from a Czech source on all standard garments made in the distinctive Mlok camo.

    Most common is the so-called "Congo" parka, it has only two frontal external pockets, three buttons at the collar for a detachable hood and internal buttons for a winter liner:

    Vz. 60 Mlok: a detailed look Kongo1

    Vz. 60 Mlok: a detailed look Kongo2

    Vz. 60 Mlok: a detailed look Kongo3

    Vz. 60 Mlok: a detailed look Kongo5

    Next is the parachutist style jacket, which is has a permanent hood sewn into the collar area, a chest pocket on the right and a rear lower pocket fastened with two snaps. Internally, it has one chest pocket and two lower pockets, all closed with a single button. Also features an elasticized waist cord with two knobs that can be clasped together:

    Vz. 60 Mlok: a detailed look Bluza1i

    Vz. 60 Mlok: a detailed look Bluza2l

    Vz. 60 Mlok: a detailed look Bluza3

    Vz. 60 Mlok: a detailed look Bluza5

    Finally, the para jacket with removable hood. This has an external chest pocket on the left side and a rear lower pocket on the right, closed with a single button. Internally, 1 righjt chest pocket and two lower ones, single-button closure. Internal bungee cord and a wide band which goes around the waist and can be secured with 2 wooden knobs:

    Vz. 60 Mlok: a detailed look Mlok1

    Vz. 60 Mlok: a detailed look 14439979

    Vz. 60 Mlok: a detailed look 38753046

    Vz. 60 Mlok: a detailed look 64708693

    Hope this helps.
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    Post by CollectinSteve Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:13 pm

    Excellent pics!! Thanks!!

    What are the dates on the three jackets? Are all 1961 made?

    Man, I've never seen a hood for sale. Even the Jelici (Needles) hoods are difficult to find, but not impossible. You really lucked out finding that jacket and hood combo!

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    Post by koalorka Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:27 pm

    CollectinSteve wrote:Excellent pics!! Thanks!!

    What are the dates on the three jackets? Are all 1961 made?

    Man, I've never seen a hood for sale. Even the Jelici (Needles) hoods are difficult to find, but not impossible. You really lucked out finding that jacket and hood combo!

    Steve

    The dates are a mix of 60/61. Come to think of it, I've never seen a Mlok garment older than 1961..

    You don't even want to know how much I got the para set for. What a Face
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    Post by CollectinSteve Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:40 pm

    You're right... I probably don't Smile Sometimes these things sell for a lot of money. I've seen trousers go for $150 recently because the supply seems to be gone. Jackets are still seen frequently, though.

    I've had maybe 20 pieces in my hands over the years, including hats. Never anything other than 1960 and 1961.

    Cheers,

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    Post by koalorka Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:17 pm

    Plenty of Congo parkas to go around. It's the hooded para jackets that seem to fetch the big bucks. I've seen a 1-3 on eGhey in the last year and was pretty ignorant about Czech stuff at the time; I couldn't figure out why the prices were climbing so high..
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    Post by CollectinSteve Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:16 am

    I think I just landed a Jelici para jacket. Description sounds good, picture was consistent. Will know in 1-2 months when it arrives with a larger stash of stuff.

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    Post by koalorka Wed May 11, 2011 11:31 am

    Stash of Czech stuff? Could be interesting.

    I'm building a small inventory of Czech items as well, should have those in a few weeks. I also scored a Mraky pullover with the hood in original condition for $40. There are still deals to be had on the old and obscure Czechoslovakian garments, with the exception of Mlok stuff. For some reason, be it the striking colouration or proliferation, the Czechs really value the Mlok and even a plain Congo parka is $80+.
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    Post by CollectinSteve Wed May 11, 2011 12:04 pm

    Nah, the stash is mostly Bundeswehr stuff. The Czech jacket is just going along for a ride. I do have some spare Czech field gear though.

    $40 for a Mraky in modified, sorta bad condition would be a good price. If you got an unmodified one in good condition for that... wow... super deal. Last set I can remember seeing of this went for many hundreds of Dollars.

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    Post by koalorka Wed May 11, 2011 12:45 pm

    Yep, at last I got a break on pricing.. Being so late in the game I have had to pay through the arse for most cool stuff, as opposed to veterans who started 20, even 10 years ago.

    Another bit of Mlok trivia I just learned: they were used as prison work uniforms in the 1970s.
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    Post by uton Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:57 pm

    this is photo from my webpage Evil or Very Mad http://www.uton.cz/vystroj/vz60-mlok/
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    Post by panzerwerk Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:02 pm

    Should have asked permission !!!!
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    Post by koalorka Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:04 pm

    uton wrote:this is photo from my webpage Evil or Very Mad http://www.uton.cz/vystroj/vz60-mlok/

    Oh, sorry. Found the site via photo search engine. I can't edit my old post otherwise I would have listed your address. Keep in mind this is a enthusiast forum and not a commercial site.
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    Post by panzerwerk Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:33 pm

    It does not matter what kind of site it is , always ask first , or just post a link directly to the site .
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    Post by Thibir Thu May 18, 2023 10:36 am

    koalorka wrote:
    The dates are a mix of 60/61. Come to think of it, I've never seen a Mlok garment older than 1961..

    CollectinSteve wrote:
    I've had maybe 20 pieces in my hands over the years, including hats.  Never anything other than 1960 and 1961.

    I remembered this topic seeing this ebay listing.
    1962 dated parka
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    Post by CollectinSteve Thu May 18, 2023 3:42 pm

    Ah! Well, seems there was someone producing things very late for the party Wink I've seen exception items like this many times, where some factory wrapped up production after the majority of others.

    Interesting additional ink stamps. I don't remember seeing those large L and X marks before.

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