The M-1951 field jacket carried over several design aspects and features from its predecessor, the M-1943. The overall design is very similar, with only a few key elements that were added or improved upon. The main front closure is secured with a zip, covered by a snap-fastener-lined flap and the pockets are also secured with snap-fasteners.
The Olive Green 107 (OG-107) shell is a treated 9-ounce wind-resistant cotton sateen, lined with a lightweight wind-resistant cotton poplin. There are buttons that accommodate a removable insulated liner that can be attached for colder weather. During the 1960s, many officers preferred the sharper look of the M-1951 instead of the then-standard M-1965 jacket.
This example retains its originally applied patches including a lovely silk Gold-on-Black US Army branch tape. Named to a 'Richards', a member of USAEAUR.
Excellent condition with minor wear - The waist adjustment string is missing, but all other buttons, fittings and fixtures are present. The contract label is present and legible.
Flat garment measurements in inches:
Chest: 44" (22" P2P)
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