US multicam jacket real or just farby?????

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    US multicam jacket real or just farby?????

    Post by Richard101 on Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:18 pm

    Hi forum members hope someone can help me out im not very up on US uniforms as i normally collect british mtp i see its a non issue jacket as its made by propper but looking at it it has had name tape and rank tape velcro added as its a slight different colour to the pocket velcro these have been machine sawed to the uniform the jacket looks to be well worn and in one of the pockets there were some surefire sonic ep3 ear defenders do you think this jacket has been used by the military before they were issued multicam or just a made up farby jacket ???? any help would be great thanks Richard







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    Post by P-E on Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:53 pm

    Commercial sample. No doubt because of the labels. But sometime soldiers also use commercial items, in addition to the one that are issued to them...


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    Re: US multicam jacket real or just farby?????

    Post by Mercenary25 on Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:49 pm

    Yeah, just as Pierre said, commercial made.
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    Post by Richard101 on Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:53 pm

    I'd got the idea it was commercial just was sure if at some point going by the added Velcro it had been used by someone in the forces ?!? Cheers Rich

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    Post by John Brown on Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:59 pm

    Richard101 wrote:I'd got the idea it was commercial just was sure if at some point going by the added Velcro it had been used by someone in the forces ?!? Cheers Rich
    It is common for soldiers to buy commercial uniforms to supplement their issue uniforms.

    Just because it's commercially made doesn't mean it hasn't been worn in combat or other deployments.
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    Post by oldfireguy on Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:04 pm

    I have a Propper set that was given to me by a co-worker who is an SF reserve medic. They look just like yours. I also know he took that set along with others on deployment. His deployment took place before MC was issued to everyone.

    The commercial Propper I see around here for sale does not have Velcro for the name, rank, and branch tapes. It is possible those have been added or they just make different models of the shirt.
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    Post by Richard101 on Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:07 am

    Thanks for all the info at least it has a chance it might have been worn cheers Richard
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    Post by Mercenary25 on Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:50 am

    If it helps, I once had a very nice modified commercial true spec BDU cut multi cam (pockets placed on sleeves just like any other modified DCUs. It was before multi cam officially issued to everyone in Afghanistan. So anything is possible!
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    Post by Richard101 on Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:09 pm

    cheers for the help its just id like to keep it in the collection but dont want to keep it if its out and out wrong i take it its commercial i was looking at a massive pill of issued and well used multicam jackets only 2 weeks ago must have been 80 or so problem was the guy selling then wanted £65 each maybe i should have snagged one cheers again for the info Rich
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    Post by oldfireguy on Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:46 pm

    65 pounds for a set or each piece?

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    Post by Richard101 on Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:50 pm

    No just the jacket I wasn't sure if that was all the money or they were cheap so that's why I left off buying one
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    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:49 pm

    Very nice,and it's definitely not unheard of to have a commercially manufactured item,that has been used in combat Wink


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    Re: US multicam jacket real or just farby?????

    Post by Recon369 on Tue May 01, 2012 5:33 pm

    I would say real, I own some commercially made Propper and they don't have a NATO size on the labels [7080/0414]. USSOCOM used multicam long before before general issue and had no NSNs at the time. Also someone had to make them and Propper is a major US military contractor for all branches including the USCG.


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    Post by asianairborne on Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:29 am

    Commercial gear. The %65 and %45 blend makes this MC top non resistant to fire unlike the issued ones.

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