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    Default Please help identify this old Military jacket

    I picked this up at the flea market today, the guy I got it from said its East German from the 50's but its stamped US on the bottom left side. It also has a 3 stamped on it, some stamp around the US that says 96-400 or 96-100 (it's hard to make out) and a couple other stamps I can't make out.

    This looks like the WW ll type camouflage pattern, is a very heavy cotton material, has a stretchy material around the cuffs (spandex?), two breast pockets, six rivet type deals under each armpit for venting, four buttons and it also has a hood.


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    If it helps it looks very similar to the desert camo the german army wheres today.

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    I have no idea...but either way it looks like a nice piece of gear.

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    You sure that doesn't read "OS", instead of "US"? Kinda looks that way on my screen.
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    Does kinda look like the USMC WWII pattern to me as well.

    http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/foru...cpl-j-g-rohde/

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    Looks like the Austrian zipped smock to me, and I think that it is "OS" for "Osterriech" numerals are the chest size in centimeters

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    Don't know what it is for sure but I know it's not issue USMC frog pattern ww2. It was double sided, green print and brown print reversible. Plus that's doesn't look like any U.S. jacket/coat pattern I've seen and if I remember right most of that stuff was herring bone twill. The markings don't look like any typical U.S. stuff I've seen either. I could be wrong though, I'm definitely not an expert on the subject.
    It's a cool jacket though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moondog55 View Post
    Looks like the Austrian zipped smock to me, and I think that it is "OS" for "Osterriech" numerals are the chest size in centimeters
    You nailed it! I never would have figured that one out. Thanks!

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    That's a nice jacket! The Austrian camo is very similar to the German 44 dot camo, I like it! It's cool that it has a hood too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt4lyf View Post
    You nailed it! I never would have figured that one out. Thanks!
    Summer smock, from memory the winter smock was bigger all-around, dropped tail and had 2 extra pockets on the skirt plus a waist drawcord, a lot of the surplus ones on the market here seemed to have a deep purple tinge to the background field too.
    Similar to the WW2 German Fallschirmjager jump smock ( later type ) in cut

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