An original pair of US second pattern M43 trousers as worn during the Second World War and Korean War.
This pattern of trousers came into issue with the US Army in the latter stages of the Second World War and stayed in service for a number of years. They are made from a heavy wearing cotton material in an OD shade and feature a wide leg, hip pockets, two rear pockets and a waistband with belt loops. Standard 13 star buttons can be found in the fly and on the waistband.
The trousers have no markings that I can find. The original issue label is still present to the rear of one of the pocket bags but is washed out - As is often the case.
When laid flat the trousers measure -
Waist - 18"
Rise - 13 1/2"
Rear Rise - 18 1/2"
Inside leg - 29"
Cuff - 10"
The condition of the trousers is good but they have seen use showing signs of staining etc. They are structurally sound and wearable but please study the pictures as these form part of the description.
Altogether a nice pair of late war trousers in wearable condition.