An original WW2 US Army M1942 Mackinaw Jacket in excellent condition and in a small size.
This pattern of jacket was introduced to replace the earlier M1938 mackinaw which was made in duck cotton and featured a wool blanket lining to the collar. This iteration was made from poplin cotton which was easier to wear than its predecessor and the blanket lining was deleted. It was replaced by the M1943 pattern which featured a notched collar and all mackinaws were deleted from issue in 1945 and replaced with the M43, which means this is most likely a wartime manufactured item.
The coat features a double breasted front and a large collar which features a throat latch to the rear. It comes complete with its original matching waist belt and buckle and tabs are located to the end of each sleeve. There are no labels anywhere inside the jacket suggesting that the issue label has been removed at some point previously. The interior features a blanket wool lining and a hanging loop at the neck.
The coat will suit a 34" - 36" depending on desired fit and when laid flat it measures -
Chest - 21"
Inside arm - 17 1/2"
Outside arm - 25 1/2"
Shoulders - 17"
Length - 33"
The coat is in excellent condition with only limited signs of wear and age. It is a very clean example overall and displays extremely well. It is very wearable and would be very hard to better in terms of condition. The only real flaw is some damage to the reverse of the waist belt as illustrated in picture 6. This is not visible when worn or displayed however.
A fantastic original Second World War coat in fine condition.
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