USN Early Flight Jacket help - 371J Full Gear anyone...??

Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by ausreenactor, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. ausreenactor

    ausreenactor Well-Known Member

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    Still inbound, along with BR Oldin Dennis B-10, BR B-15 and a BR WEP in 48R for the sales yard..

    Not sure if I will keep the B-15 or the B-10. Have a MASH Deck here in 42. It is roomy. Official today, moving to Oakey in chilly region of QLD so the bad boys might get a look in after all.

    Will take some pics when they arrive...in the bedroom with the aircon going flat chat and after a shower to cool down..

    Couchy
     
  2. deeb7

    deeb7 New Member

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    Yes, yes ....... pictures.

    And I'll be hoping that whichever is surplus, is also size 40. :)
     
  3. Stony

    Stony Well-Known Member

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    Then you probably live close to S.P., lol.
     
  4. ausreenactor

    ausreenactor Well-Known Member

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    Gents...

    The very impressive, and well put together, 371J arrived today. When I unpacked the Oldin-Dennis B-10 and the 371J I
    went a little "apeshit" because I swore there was but one jacket in the box! The 371J is a very light jacket! I will post some pics when I get online again tomorrow. The first thing I noticed was the leather name plate, and very impressive it is too. Then the knit collar, very similar to a tanker/A-1 style. Folds over nicely when zipped up. Then spied the Hookless zipper. I have been impressed by the Crown Zipper as it was something different, with the chevron teeth and unique sprung puller. The Hookless takes it to another level. I think they are the "Terminator" of zippers. Very well engineered! And nicely done by BR with the patent numbers on the back as well. The jungle cloth/whipcord is quite thin, but I think it would have been more durable than a plain fabric..Almost a 30's L-2!!

    Does run to a very snug 42. So the sizing was right on (you guessed right on the fit David!). The Oldin-Dennis B-10 even came with a Crown from the Jet Age repros. So a zipper lovers day today!!

    Will post pics as promised...then it may be on the bay...Have a few to list shortly..Set to move house in 5 weeks and keen to pack as few boxes as possible.

    Regards..

    Couchy
     
  5. horseback leader

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    Forgive me for being a ditz on this topic gents, but is it possible to buy a BR repro of this somewhere? I can't find a way to completely translate the Japanese website. Would love to get a repro of that one! Any help/guidance greatly appreciated.
     
  6. greyhound52

    greyhound52 New Member

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    You can still buy a B-10 but not the model he has and the other jacket is not being sold now. However, to answer your question I have dealt with a firm called Milwaukee and they will ship overseas. Got a copy of BR products from them.
    http://www.mil-mil.net/jeans/toyo&jeans.html
     
  7. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

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    Did BR produce patches as well ?
     
  8. Persimmon

    Persimmon Well-Known Member

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    Carl
    Now that’s digging up a thread. 10 years !
    And all the well for doing so.

    Miles might be the person for an answer once he reads this
     
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