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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:18 am

    Hi Guys.

    SAS eh ?,To be clear , I'm not claiming this is,or is not the real deal SAS Smock, but I think it's an interesting piece nevertheless.

    A bit of history...I got this one from an online Militaria Store here in the UK, I have carried out research on this piece, hence I cannot claim it is the real deal, as my research is inconclusive Exclamation

    Feel free to comment either way, I would be interested to see what you think about it Wink

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:20 am

    This draw cord is attached to the rear of the hood,behind your neck, and is designed to make the hood really snug, I tried it out it works!!

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:22 am

    Big internal Map/Dump pocket.

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:24 am

    Poachers pockets on the bottom rear.

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:26 am

    Close up of Camo pattern.


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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:27 am

    The label, which is a type I've not come across before Suspect



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    Post by Ben on Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:46 pm

    Yup Gary, it's an SAS smock alright, definitely something "they" would wear; 110% accurate. lol!
    All kidding aside, I have never seen one of these before... its tag is kind of like the old desert DPM clothing tags, but other than that, I'm stumped.

    Yay for mystery items! Laughing


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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:54 pm

    Ben wrote:Yup Gary, it's an SAS smock alright, definitely something "they" would wear; 110% accurate. lol!
    All kidding aside, I have never seen one of these before... its tag is kind of like the old desert tags, but other than that, I'm stumped.

    Yay for mystery items! Laughing


    Thanks for looking Ben.

    I'm not sure about this one at all, obviously I would like it to be an issue piece of kit, but I just can't seem to pin this one down, but that is what I like about these items.....the mystery factor is high on this one.

    Oh, well if it takes a while to suss it out, so be it, I'm a patient guy!!!!

    Naturally if I find out anything conclusive I will update this post as and when Wink


    I will of course be relying on you my fellow Mod to help out on this one Laughing


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    Post by Ben on Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:38 pm

    I shall break out the Google-Fu and see what I can turn up... time to hit the "kit books". study


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    Post by OPHERRICK on Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:51 am

    Mate Im not 100% sure this is an original SAS Desert Smock ? check out the inside manufactuers label as that is NOT a NATO size number plus there are no laundry care instructions ? The layout of the smock especially the left arm is not right.There are some good copies out there and I think this is one of them ?


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    Post by Ben on Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:02 am

    That's what I was leaning towards as well... the pattern is a little bit spaced out and isn't quite as "speckled" as issue desert DPM; there aren't as many stippling dots on the edges of the shapes as on issue DDPM.

    Still a neat piece though! Cool


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    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:36 pm

    Thanks to all for their input, and opinions.

    Following extensive research this afternoon, I have discovered this is more than likely a commercial piece...bloody annoying because I paid quite a bit for this one Rolling Eyes

    S**t happens, it's only money Laughing


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    Post by Mercenary25 on Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:15 pm

    Look at bright side, you can wear it as daily wear garment. Smile
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    Post by Ben on Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:39 pm

    Gary, don't feel bad; not long ago, I bought an Auscam DPDU boonie -- I was quite excited, since I love Auscam... it was my first desert Auscam item, and I know how hard that pattern can be to find -- only to get home and find it was a commercial copy. On the tag camouflage was spelled "comouflage"... other than the typo, everything else checked out -- the tag looked legit, the pattern was accurate, but I completely overlooked this one detail. I did some research (courtesy of the Australia section on IACMC) and found this was one of the commonly-circulated commercial fakes out there. The funny thing is, I had seen that reference thread several times before I purchased that hat and should've known better. Live and learn... Embarassed

    I don't modify genuine/issued kit from my collection in any way... but upon learning this was a knock-off, I didn't feel bad modifying it; so I cut down the brim all short & ally-like. Makes for a great conversation starter when I wear it hiking or fishing. People find the pattern interesting and can't resist asking about it. Very Happy


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    Post by ladrang on Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:14 pm

    I have no idea about this windproof smock, but I'm sure of one thing it's a great parka, I like this camo pattern, so don't worries gary it s really cool to wear it Wink
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    Post by Easy Gee on Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:29 pm

    Mercenary25 wrote:Look at bright side, you can wear it as daily wear garment. Smile


    I would not be seen dead in DPM Laughing

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    Post by Easy Gee on Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:31 pm

    Ben wrote:Gary, don't feel bad; not long ago, I bought an Auscam DPDU boonie -- I was quite excited, since I love Auscam... it was my first desert Auscam item, and I know how hard that pattern can be to find -- only to get home and find it was a commercial copy. On the tag camouflage was spelled "comouflage"... other than the typo, everything else checked out -- the tag looked legit, the pattern was accurate, but I completely overlooked this one detail. I did some research (courtesy of the Australia section on IACMC) and found this was one of the commonly-circulated commercial fakes out there. The funny thing is, I had seen that reference thread several times before I purchased that hat and should've known better. Live and learn... Embarassed

    I don't modify genuine/issued kit from my collection in any way... but upon learning this was a knock-off, I didn't feel bad modifying it; so I cut down the brim all short & ally-like. Makes for a great conversation starter when I wear it hiking or fishing. People find the pattern interesting and can't resist asking about it. Very Happy


    We all get stung once in a while I guess, what I might do to "modify" this one,is too attach a genuine SAS badge, that'll make it look totally authentic Rolling Eyes Smile


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    Post by Easy Gee on Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:34 pm

    ladrang wrote:I have no idea about this windproof smock, but I'm sure of one thing it's a great parka, I like this camo pattern, so don't worries gary it s really cool to wear it Wink


    Thanks Will, this one has turned out to be a dud, but it's a talking point I guess.

    It's my fault for thinking it was a bargain, and snapping it up..oh, well you live and learn I suppose Laughing

    Thanks for looking Mate. Wink


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