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    1977 Special forces 6 color desert jump smock

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    Post by bravo_2_zero Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:18 pm

    I finally got my hand on one of these rare items. This one isn't irregular and is very early contact dated 1977, the other i've seen sold have been stamped irregular and have a 1983 contract date.
    This jacket is MINT unissued with still cotton dog ends in lots of places. It has buttons inside to take a thermal liner and also features epaulets.

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    Pockets have the Vietnam/RDF split in the middle
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    Post by bond007a1 Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:26 pm

    WOW..I have NEVER seen one of these before...ONLY heard about them....Congrats on acquiring one!!!!!!

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    Post by Mr-X Sun May 03, 2009 1:56 pm

    Nice find. Very Happy
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    Post by CollectinSteve Sun May 03, 2009 3:07 pm

    Based on the info I dug up this appears to be the first year of production, second year at most. Great find.

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    Post by Philip Sun May 03, 2009 5:16 pm

    Mr-X wrote:Nice find. Very Happy

    definitely. actually i'm a bit jealous pirat


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    Post by bravo_2_zero Sun May 03, 2009 7:07 pm

    derxsammler wrote:
    Mr-X wrote:Nice find. Very Happy

    definitely. actually i'm a bit jealous pirat

    would it help if i tell you it was only $20 Shocked
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    Post by Philip Mon May 04, 2009 5:29 am

    i hate you pirat Smile


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    Post by joni firpo Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:06 pm

    My question: the matching trousers to this jacket looked like the ERDL pants (I mean the cargo pockets) or like BDU trousers soon?
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    Post by panzerwerk Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:52 pm

    Really Great piece !!
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    Post by CollectinSteve Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:29 am

    My guess is they would be identical to the Transitional (RDF as some call it). As far as I know there were six uniforms made in this pattern:

    1. ERDL Poplin (1976 and highly experimental)
    2. ERDL Ripstop Green Dominant ERDL (surplus Vietnam type cloth)
    3. ERDL Ripstop Brown Dominant ERDL (surplus Vietnam type cloth)
    4. ERDL Ripstop M81/ERDL Hybrid (same colors as M81, but with ERDL shapes. I think not the same as Vietnam)
    5. Olive Green Ripstop
    6. 6 Color Desert (non-ripstop cotton)

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    Post by Easy Gee Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:31 am

    Flippin eck, nice one Mate , never seen one of these before....superb find Cool
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    Post by misanthropic_gods Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:51 am

    DAMN dude...$20! Never seen one of these before!
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    Post by Camo_fiend Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:14 pm

    Wow, I didn't even know they were made this early. The earliest I have seen was an 83... GREAT piece!


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    Post by Across1 Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:54 am

    I love anything 6-color. I actually have a cap, hot weather in this pattern. It has the same date as this jacket.
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    Post by kammo-man Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:51 pm

    Cammo pattern is from 1973

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    Post by bravo_2_zero Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:55 pm

    Bagged another

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    Post by loski Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:24 am

    Nice
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    Post by Camonut314 Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:39 pm

    Is it ok to post mine? I think I paid a little more, about $45, but it did come with three T's, pants and a scarf.

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    Can anyone identify the shoulder boards? They came with the jacket, but I do not know if they are original. I think they might be Saudi?

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    Post by CollectinSteve Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:55 am

    Yup, Saudi rank of Brigadier General. They could very well belong to the jacket as senior officers do what they like Very Happy Yours is the first one I've seen that's not marked "irregular". Congrats!

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    Post by ripcord Thu May 08, 2014 12:26 am

    Very nice CN,

    Thanks for posting,

    Would love to see the trousers, especially tags and cargo pockets... bounce 

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    Post by Camonut314 Thu May 08, 2014 1:12 am

    Unfortunately they are just standard BDU, even though it came as a set, either he wasn't issued with the trousers, or they didn't exist.
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    Post by ripcord Thu May 08, 2014 2:15 am

    Thanks for your response,

    Just another thing to try to run down...

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    Post by Camonut314 Thu May 08, 2014 11:16 am

    No problem, I just know that I too am going to be looking through every pile of Choc-chip BDU's looking for something amiss.
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    Post by bravo_2_zero Thu May 08, 2014 3:33 pm

    Pants to exist.

    They are basically the M65 cold weather with RDF buttoned cargo pockets and a button in thermal liner.
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    Post by Camonut314 Thu May 08, 2014 5:36 pm

    Thanks, I am going to have to keep my eyes open!

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