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WW II M-422A
« on: May 23, 2018, 06:34:09 AM »
I don't have it... yet. It is a size 40 made by Edmund T. Church, Inc. and has USN stenciled under the collar. Contract date puts it in the 1942 range. The leather is fairly supple, with no cracking. The Talon zipper works. There is some mothing on the waistband and cuffs and there are a couple of tears on the left cuff but it should display well. The name tag is missing unfortunately. The owner is in contact with the family and says he can get a name.

I don't know what kind of offer to make, if he decides to sell it. Can anyone help in me out?

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Re: WW II M-422A
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2018, 09:07:20 AM »
Nice !!!  8)
2018 and STILL WANTED! a pair of RAF 1940 Patt boots and RAF life vest
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Re: WW II M-422A
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2018, 05:27:37 AM »
Nice jacket.  Does it have the "USN" stenciled under the collar?  As far as pricing goes the Navy flight jackets do not bring the kind of money that an A-2 can command,  This jacket is very similar to the AN-J3A, which was part of the Army Navy effort to standardize flight gear.  The last AN-J3A I saw sold went for $600 and it was in excellent condition.  Can be difficult to tell overall condition from a single photo but I would guess yours would be in the $400-$600 range.  I'm not an expert, so please just take that as a collector's opinion.
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Re: WW II M-422A
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2018, 05:55:22 AM »
Scarecrow,

Thanks for the eval. Yes, it does have USN in black under the collar. I am not sure I can drop 4 bills on it. Being married with a son in college pretty much limits me to small purchases.

The owner found it in a trunk he bought, along with 2 jumper sets, a USN blanket,an AG44 uniform and this vest...

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Re: WW II M-422A
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2018, 03:26:00 PM »
Thats a nice group !! 8)
2018 and STILL WANTED! a pair of RAF 1940 Patt boots and RAF life vest
Always looking for quality condition USAAF stationary,ephemera,equipment and clothing.
Starting to look for the harder to find items e.g. survival kits and items also woukd like to add a complete "Gibson Girl " set up
We are here for the collectors, not for profit. (PERIOD!)

 

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