Korean War M-1951 Fishtail Parka Fur Hood W/original Wool Liner & M-1951 Gloves For Sale
Korean War Era U.S. Military Issue
M-1951 "Fish Tail" FieldParka
with Original Button-in Wool Pile Liner, Coyote Fur Hood & M-1951 Trigger Finger (Shooter's) Gloves
Size Medium - Sold As-Is
TheclassicKorean War through the 1960s Cold Warstandard US Army parka was theM-1951 parka whose design was based on the classic M-1948 Parka, but much easier to produce in quantity. These parkas are generously sized and made to fit over a full combat uniform and light field pack.
The parka shell is in very fine+ condition and has few, if any flaws or issues, and no rips or tears in the shell.The wool pile lining isalso in excellentshape. The coyote fur trim hood is in good+ condition with some slight shedding (60+ years old and I have owned it for 18 years - I sued to wear it until I got my M-1948 a few months after I acquired this one). The wire inside the trim is still fully functional too. All stamps and buttons are present. The drawstrings are in excellent condition as are the cuffs (no fraying). The large Talon brand metal zipper is in excellent working condition. This is an overallvery fine+parka that has seen very good care and no abuse. It would be very hard to upgrade.
Parka Shell - The contract date is 1951, the manufacturing date is 21 May 1951 and the manufacturer is Kravin Park Clothes - a somewhat rare manufacturer. The size is medium. It features a Talon heavy-dutymain zipper. The outer shell is 80% cotton and 20% nylon OG 107 sateen.
Parka Liner - The manufacturer is Salem Products Corporation. The liner is 100% nylon face with 100% deep wool pile fill.
Fur Hood - The manufacturer is Hudson Garment Company and the manufacturing date is June 1953
Trigger Finger "shooter's" gloves - The manufacturer is Eisendrath Glove Company and the manufacturing date is 1952. The size is marked large.
Note: There areno insignia "ghosts" and no major flaws. There is some slight soiling on the shell which will launder out (see the last photo)! This parka & accessories are being sold strictly as-is. There are 12 photos to explicitly show the condition that is described above. The front (1st) and back(4th) photos are with flash - the rest are without. I have more pictures than I could post - they can now be sent directly through . Please ask questions well before the end of the sale.
Thisjacketis not a reproduction, was made in the USAandis absolutely original to the period.
Stated Size: Medium Chest 37" to 41"
Tailor's sleeve length: 37" (middle of collar at back to end of sleeve)
Arm pit to arm pit: 26"
Shoulder seam to shoulder seam: 22"
Collar seam to shoulder seam: 7"
Shoulder seam to end of sleeve cuff: 25"
Top of collar to bottom of coat at back: 44"
Standard shipping will be $16.95 USPS Parcel Post Mail or $18.95 USPS Priority Mail expedited. Very bulky, please wait for the invoice!
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Note, due to ever increasing shipping costs, most patches below $20 may be shipped in a plain envelope with suitable protection. Patches (over $20), metal badges, etc., will be shipped in a padded envelope. Payment must be sent within 10 days or item will be re-listed. I will combine shipping with multiple wining offers and get buyers the best price. Please note that once I mail the item, delivery is beyond my control. Almost always there will be a tracking number. There is no return on paper items such as books, magazines, etc.
To my valued future customers, I work a regular job and my work hours are 8am-5 pm making it nearly impossible to ship Tuesday through Friday. Saturday, Monday and Tuesday are my shipping days. I try to get your items out as soon as possible but some times 5 or 6 days may be needed to get your goods in the mail. Please if you have some special need of overnight/2nd day shipping let me know and I will do my best to make you happy. My careful descriptions should detail any issues/problems with anything I am selling, if there are any.
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Korean War M-1951 Fishtail Parka Fur Hood W/original Wool Liner & M-1951 Gloves: $338