An original pair post war Norwegian made US Army M1943 Style Trousers in worn condition.
This pattern of trousers was introduced in the middle of the Second World War alongside the M1943 Combat Jacket. Officially designated 'Trousers, Field, Cotton OD', these trousers saw extensive issue with US units during the last two years of the war, especially in the ETO. This particular pair were made in Norway in the post-war period but are almost identical to those worn during WW2.
Made from an olive drab coloured cotton sateen and were designed to be worn over wool trousers. They feature a button fly, ankle tabs to the bottom of the leg and angled slash pockets to the hips. The rear of the trousers feature two welt pockets and belt loops are fitted around the waist. Waist adjusters are also present to each hip.
Inside the trousers there is an ink stamp which reads 'L. I.'
The trousers will suit someone of around a 36" waist and when laid flat they measure -
Waist - 19 1/2"
Rise - 16"
Rear rise - 21"
Inside leg - 32"
Outside leg - 45 1/2"
Cuff - 10 1/2"
The trousers are in wearable condition but do have a large repair to the crotch as can be seen in the pictures. There are other signs of wear and use as can be seen in the pictures so please take time to study them and bear in mind that these are a vintage pair of pre-worn military trousers which may have small issues commensurate with age.
Whilst these have been repaired they are still a good wearable pair of vintage military trousers.
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