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    Post by Gulf91 Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:14 pm

    Now i have shocked myself Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

    How worrying is it that i have so much stuff i dont even know what i have myself Embarassed Embarassed

    Been having a bit of a tidy up today and found this smock that i didnt even know i had but over the moon that i do Laughing Laughing Laughing

    Quite a rare beast as can be seen by the size label-washed out but SIZE 1 is still visible.(pre 1984).

    Main difference is no FFD pocket on Right sleeve and also the pop studs are different to later smocks.


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    Post by CollectinSteve Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:21 pm

    Heh... I love accidental finds like this. Unless I just bought something and found out I already had one Very Happy

    While I think of it, I just bought a para smock similar to this but with integrated padding all over the place. It's badged for "Second Fusiliers", 7th Armored Division. Do I have a para smock or a sniper smock?

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    Post by Gulf91 Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:40 pm

    CollectinSteve wrote:Heh... I love accidental finds like this. Unless I just bought something and found out I already had one Very Happy

    While I think of it, I just bought a para smock similar to this but with integrated padding all over the place. It's badged for "Second Fusiliers", 7th Armored Division. Do I have a para smock or a sniper smock?

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    Sounds like a Sniper Smock which were i believe based on Para Smocks.

    Luckilly i had been bidding( and lost!!!) a few other smocks not knowing i had this one Very Happy
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    Post by Camo_fiend Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:16 pm

    This is nice! I like the grenade-ring zipper pull.


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    Post by Gulf91 Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:38 am

    Camo_fiend wrote:This is nice! I like the grenade-ring zipper pull.

    Thanks Cool
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    Post by CollectinSteve Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:10 am

    Cool! Thanks for the confirmation. When it arrives I'll post pictures. Probably won't be here for a few months as it is going to sit in Germany for a little while before making its way to me.

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    Post by Gulf91 Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:16 am

    CollectinSteve wrote:Cool! Thanks for the confirmation. When it arrives I'll post pictures. Probably won't be here for a few months as it is going to sit in Germany for a little while before making its way to me.

    Steve

    Look forwards to see if its in official issue smock or a modified possibly unit level conversion as mine is(on a different thread).
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    Post by CollectinSteve Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:40 am

    With all those pads, I doubt it is a conversion. Most of the undersides of both arms, outside shoulders, and front shoulders all appear to have individual pads sewn into the cloth. Beavertail and snapped pockets too.

    Dang, now I'm wanting to have it in hand now!

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    Post by Gulf91 Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:33 pm

    CollectinSteve wrote:With all those pads, I doubt it is a conversion. Most of the undersides of both arms, outside shoulders, and front shoulders all appear to have individual pads sewn into the cloth. Beavertail and snapped pockets too.

    Dang, now I'm wanting to have it in hand now!

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    Post by koalorka Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:47 am

    So, there are 2 models of the most recent parachutist smock?
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    Post by Gulf91 Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:52 pm

    koalorka wrote:So, there are 2 models of the most recent parachutist smock?

    There are probably more differences between the early 1st type and later ones but the main difference is that the 1st patt-referred to by collectors as the 77 pattern has NO FFD pocket on the right sleeve.
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    Post by Easy Gee Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:23 pm

    Very cool Mate, very cool indeed.
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    Post by Gulf91 Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:10 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:Very cool Mate, very cool indeed.

    If i do say so myself very very cool and a bonus in that i didnt even know that i had it Embarassed Embarassed
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    Post by Tommo Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:55 pm

    I have one identical except more 'dots' on the camo pattern, I paid £30 for mine because the poor bloke didn't know what he had, how much did you pay? Very Happy
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    Post by Gulf91 Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:13 pm

    Tommo wrote:I have one identical except more 'dots' on the camo pattern, I paid £30 for mine because the poor bloke didn't know what he had, how much did you pay? Very Happy


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    To be honest,as i didnt even know i had the smock i seriously dont remember but would think a fair bit more than £30.
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    Post by Tommo Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:18 pm

    Lol Wink

    Its not a bad price considering the prices some people charge for the modern smocks, and not to mention the copy 95 pattern Para Smocks.
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    Post by Gulf91 Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:34 pm

    Modern Para Smocks i would estimate value wise in the real world(NOT the mad Ebay prices some crap goes for) depending on condition £10-£30 max.

    Finding an original early smock with legible label(not a modern smock with FFD pocket removed) £50 upwards if you are lucky enough to find one.
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    Post by bravo_2_zero Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:15 pm

    I have got 2 of these from eBay in as many weeks. I paid £25 each in absolute brand new condition and badged.

    I is 3 para and German jump wings and the other is RAMC.
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    Post by Gulf91 Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:18 pm

    bravo_2_zero wrote:I have got 2 of these from eBay in as many weeks. I paid £25 each in absolute brand new condition and badged.

    I is 3 para and German jump wings and the other is RAMC.

    2 modern or 77 patt smocks?
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    Post by bravo_2_zero Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:24 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:
    bravo_2_zero wrote:I have got 2 of these from eBay in as many weeks. I paid £25 each in absolute brand new condition and badged.

    I is 3 para and German jump wings and the other is RAMC.

    2 modern or 77 patt smocks?

    Vintage per 80's
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    Post by Tommo Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:27 pm

    Any piccys mate?
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    Post by Gulf91 Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:37 pm

    Tommo wrote:Any piccys mate?

    Same here so i can cry my eyes out Sad Sad Sad Sad
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    Post by bravo_2_zero Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:49 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150347442713026&l=d652454ee0

    RAMC very very light use , not washed. Late 70's print not modern stuff
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    Post by bravo_2_zero Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:51 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150347443833026&l=effd0c6bca

    3 para again new
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    Post by bravo_2_zero Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:55 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150347452978026&l=7af1be42ab

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