Details about M-1948 Fishtail Parka / NOS / M48 / Mod / Korea / MintM-1948 Fishtail Parka / NOS / M48 / Mod / Korea / Mint See original listing
29 Nov, 2013 19:32:13 GMT
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Korean War (1950-1953)
Selling this utterly Mint, NOS, US ARMY M-1948 SMALL Fishtail
Parka, complete with SMALL M-1948 Fishtail Parka pile
The photos really tell the story, this M-48 Fishtail Parka is the business.
This is a complete M-48 Fishtail Parka…Shell and liner.
This parka shell is an utter
gem. It has retained its sheen and looks brand new, totally un-issued. So much
so that it still had the the cutter’s chalk marks around the zip when i first got it.
This parka shows
absolutely no signs of wear and tear. It has never been washed.
This really is a once in a life time find.
I have only worn this parka about half a dozen times and only walking about. It has never been anywhere near a scooter.
There literally isn't a mark on it.
I did a lot of research and I
imported proper "Winter grade"
Wolverine pelt, at phenomenal cost, from Alaska's renowned "Bill Worb Furs".
I then sent the parka to the equally famous London furriers "Gales" of Regent Street, London, to have it professionally fitted.So the fur is in superb, "as new" condition and they have done a brilliant job, it really is pristine wolverine fur, in stunning colors.
The original wire is still in the hood rim and is unbroken.
Both solid brass Talon zippers (the
main zipper and the left sleeve pocket zipper) glide easily and are perfect.
The button loop is in place on the neck.All the original white core drawstrings are all in place and mint, they still have the original sealant on the tips. That just shows just what fantastic, mint condition this parka is in
The press snap connectors are all pristine and solid, they all still have the black anodizing on them and are unmarked and unscratched.
The buttons are all in place, trust me when I say this is THE perfect M-48 Parka shell, I doubt you will ever
find a better.
The spec labels again are both mint, the cuffs are wonderful, the original elastic in them is like new and totally "elastic" which is rare.
There are absolutely no issues I can find with this shell, its the best M-48 Parka shell I have personally ever seen.If you want more pictures, just ask me, I will be happy to send as many as you want.
bought the liner shortly after I bought the parka shell.
It has been issued but
is in virtually mint condition.
spent a long time looking for one in this fantastic condition to match the
shell and it wasn't cheap.
The button holes are in really good solid condition and you need to push the
buttons through with some force to get them in, as such it holds the buttons
solidly and never becomes unbuttoned unless you choose to unbutton it.
fits the shell like a hand in a glove basically.
There are no significant stains or tears or repairs to this liner at all, it is virtually unmarked and the pictures are a good indicator of its condition, its a perfect match for the shell.
Its a really lovely liner, the brown pile liners are the oldest and best ones made in my opinion.
Again, ill be happy to take any amount of pictures of any requested part of it and send them to you, just ask me.
Its the business.
Anyone looking seriously at this parka and considering buying it will know what the sizes of a small M-48 are in honesty, they are a big parka even in a "Small" size.
But for those who like to know the actual measured size, zipped up and laid flat with a tape measure in inches, it is as follows.
Obviously the sizes are as close as i can measure with a tape.
Both Shell and liner are clearly labeled SMALL sized
Pit to Pit = 31"
Pit to Cuff = 20.5"
Shoulder to Cuff = 26"
Neck to Hem (Front) = 38"
Neck to Fishtail Tip (Back) = 41"
Ive listed these comprehensive measurements for a reason guys.
These are the sizes of the parka i am selling, it is NOT a parka made to fit YOU personally
As such, please check that this parka will fit you BEFORE you bid.
I will NOT issue any refund for sizing issues. Any doubts, do NOT bid, ask me first.
have never seen another complete M-1948 Parka in this condition and I have certainly never seen one for sale.
If you buy this M-48 you will be the proud owner of a pristine example and you will be the envy of all serious parka collectors
and hard core Mods.
I have a vast number of photos of it on file, please ask me to have a look at them if needs be, ill be happy to send you as many pictures as you want.
I will ONLY send this parka by a fully tracked and insured service. l not ship it to Russia,Italy or China because their postal services are so unreliable.
I would strongly suggest overseas bidders contact me for a price for postage prior to bidding as it will vary greatly dependent upon where you live
I'm not one of these people who will rip anyone off for postage, what it costs me, it will cost you and as soon as you tell me the destination ill come back with a price to post it there.
I will do cash on collection or PayPal, no other method, full payment must be made within 72 hours or i will re-list it, its that simple.
I WILL SHIP GLOBALLY HOWEVER
PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR POSTAGE PRICE PRIOR TO BIDDING AS THE PRICE WILL VARY IF YOU ARE BIDDING FROM OUTSIDE OF THE UK
You will have to wait to be invoiced to the full cost if you win the auction and you are based outside the UK as the postage will be significantly dearer.
The buyer is responsible for all postage costs and any import duty or taxes that their customs may charge.
The listed postal price for overseas is only an estimate, please contact me for the actual overseas recorded and insured postal price before bidding.
UK postage price will be £30 recorded and fully insured for everyone's peace of mind.
Lastly before you decide to bid, please have a read through my feedback, my word is my bond, i don't ever sell crap and im an honest guy and a real parka enthusiast.
So If you have always dreamed of owning a mint condition M-1948 Fishtail parka, this is your chance to get one and M-48s in this condition only ever go up in value.
You will never see another one, as good as this for sale.
Please note , this parka is listed for sale elsewhere, as such I reserve the right to withdraw it from sale at any time unless at least one "holding bid" has been placed.
Due to at least half dozen messages all asking me for a buyout price, if you really want it , there is a price now, please don't ask me any more guys.