An original 1952 Dated French Army Model 1947 Combat Jacket in excellent, unworn condition.
This pattern of tunic was introduced in the immediate post-war years and saw service in Indochina and the Algerian War amongst other places.
The tunic is made from a heavy weight, green coloured cotton herringbone twill and features a full button front. The front of the jacket features chest pockets and lower pockets and epaulettes are located to the shoulders. The cuff features a tab which fastens with chocolate brown buttons. The same buttons are used to fasten the front, the pockets and to secure the epaulettes. There is also a throat latch to the underside of the collar which helps to fasten the collar securely around the wearer's neck.
Inside the jacket there is a drawstring at the waist which is original to the jacket. The original markings are also present to the interior and feature the maker's name of 'Coulange Mayenne', the 1952 date and the size of 46.
The tunic will suit around a 40" chest depending on desired fit and when laid flat measures -
Chest - 23"
Inside arm - 22"
Outside arm - 24 3/4"
Shoulders - 19"
The jacket is in great condition as can be seen in the pictures. It is clearly an unworn new old stock example and has not been worn. There are some light marks from storage but overall it is a very good example. Please study the pictures provided before purchasing as this is a vintage item.
A very nice example of this pattern of French Army tunic which are becoming more and more sought-after.
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