Original 1942 Dated Indian Made British Military Leather Jerkin Size 3

Original 1942 Dated Indian Made British Military Leather Jerkin Size 3

Code: 55877

£120.00 Approx $148.51, €139.37
 

An original 1942 dated Indian made leather jerkin as issued to the British Army and RAF in the Middle and Far East Theatres of war.

This pattern of jerkin is similar to the standard British Used in both world wars but is unlined, features removable revolving shank buttons and has six buttons rather than the standard four on British made examples. The leather body of the jerkin is also noticeably different as it comes from a different animal. 

The interior of the jerkin features various stamps. One is the date stamp which bears the year of 1942 whilst the other is the size which in this instance is 3. 

The jerkin comes complete with a full set of original period green coloured revolving shank buttons with brass retaining rings holding them in place.

The jerkin is a larger size which will fit around a 40" - 42" chest depending on desired fit. When laid flat it measures - 

Chest - 24 /2"
Shoulders - 18 1/2"
Length - 28 1/2"

The condition of the jerkin is good as can be seen in the issues. The leather has a fantastic patina and is sound on the whole and there are no serious flaws or issues. There are a couple of small holes to the rear as illustrated in the picture 7. Overall it displays well but please take time to study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that this is a vintage item with small flaws commensurate with age. 

All in all a good original example of this rare pattern of jerkin in a rare larger size.