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    Smock Parachutists-Plastic Label-Late/Cheap Version???

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    Post by Gulf91 Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:28 pm

    These plastic labelled Smocks are apparently the last made/issued and again apparently made of inferior materials etc.

    Ive just scrutinised it and in my opinion(having never worn one on active service etc) cannot find any faults with it apart from the zip(which appears to be original or if not someone has done a fantastic job replacing it)which looks bizarre and out of place on the smock,everything looks top notch-Original Prym poppers,decent cuffs etc.

    Appears to have had what looks like a Union Flag glued to the left shoulder and another patch on the left pen pocket-same shape but looks smaller than a 16th Air Asault patch.

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    Post by bravo_2_zero Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:56 pm

    That my mate is a good one , early issue from the later 80's because of the style of poppers that resemble the Newley ones.

    The zipper is replacement as they use the real brass ones on this period item.

    I bought the same one from jay jays back in 94 , same poppers. I modded that and it's on my para smock post.

    Don't worry about this one mate, it's made in England.
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    Post by Gulf91 Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:59 pm

    bravo_2_zero wrote:That my mate is a good one , early issue from the later 80's because of the style of poppers that resemble the Newley ones.

    The zipper is replacement as they use the real brass ones on this period item.

    I bought the same one from jay jays back in 94 , same poppers. I modded that and it's on my para smock post.

    Don't worry about this one mate, it's made in England.

    But it has the plastic label which i was told/led to believe was a late issue cheap and nasty made smock???

    This is doing my head in Laughing Laughing Laughing
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    Post by Easy Gee Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:41 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:
    bravo_2_zero wrote:That my mate is a good one , early issue from the later 80's because of the style of poppers that resemble the Newley ones.

    The zipper is replacement as they use the real brass ones on this period item.

    I bought the same one from jay jays back in 94 , same poppers. I modded that and it's on my para smock post.

    Don't worry about this one mate, it's made in England.

    But it has the plastic label which i was told/led to believe was a late issue cheap and nasty made smock???

    This is doing my head in Laughing Laughing Laughing


    Oh God, I'm even more confused than I was before ( if that's possible) scratch , nice one Rich, like it Mate Wink
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    Post by Gulf91 Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:45 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:
    Gulf91 wrote:
    bravo_2_zero wrote:That my mate is a good one , early issue from the later 80's because of the style of poppers that resemble the Newley ones.

    The zipper is replacement as they use the real brass ones on this period item.

    I bought the same one from jay jays back in 94 , same poppers. I modded that and it's on my para smock post.

    Don't worry about this one mate, it's made in England.

    But it has the plastic label which i was told/led to believe was a late issue cheap and nasty made smock???

    This is doing my head in Laughing Laughing Laughing


    Oh God, I'm even more confused than I was before ( if that's possible) scratch , nice one Rich, like it Mate Wink

    I give up Gary Laughing Laughing

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    Post by Easy Gee Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:26 am

    Gulf91 wrote:
    Easy Gee wrote:
    Gulf91 wrote:
    bravo_2_zero wrote:That my mate is a good one , early issue from the later 80's because of the style of poppers that resemble the Newley ones.

    The zipper is replacement as they use the real brass ones on this period item.

    I bought the same one from jay jays back in 94 , same poppers. I modded that and it's on my para smock post.

    Don't worry about this one mate, it's made in England.

    But it has the plastic label which i was told/led to believe was a late issue cheap and nasty made smock???

    This is doing my head in Laughing Laughing Laughing


    Oh God, I'm even more confused than I was before ( if that's possible) scratch , nice one Rich, like it Mate Wink

    I give up Gary Laughing Laughing

    Plastic label=late/last issue,yes,no,yes,no,yes,no affraid affraid affraid


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