USN Utility Jacket Navy Work Jacket Deck Jacket

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 07,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction
US Navy Working Jacket 42R

You're viewing a Vietnam-era Navy work jacket in a desirable button-front fitted style.

Considering its age and intended service use, this example is in remarkably good condition. As you will see in the pictures, the blue poplin fabric shell is slightly faded, but not especially salty. The lining is clean and intact. The clothing label is intact but slightly frayed from a few washes. A closer look reveals traces of the owner's name and service number. Whoever he was, he didn't do much work in it, as t are no paint or grease stains visible.

T are, however, two relatively minor defects.

First, the brass Scovill zipper is a bit sticky. It slides almost to the bottom of the run, w some of the teeth are splayed out. If you're handy or know someone who is, you might be able to fix this. If I were keeping the jacket for wear, I'd replace the zipper.

Second, the bottom button is cracked. An easy fix--if you can find suitable replacement buttons.

Since this jacket isn't stencilled boot camp fashion and t are a few more Irish pennants than my company commander would have liked, I'd suggest that it was a small stores or NEX purchase rather than an initial issue item.

Measurements:

Chest: 23" Sleeve (shoulder seam to cuff seam): 23" Back: 27" Shoulders: 19" Fits like a GI 42R. These jackets aren't getting any easier to find these days. 's your chance to get a good sized one with a low opening bid and no reserve. Buy it Now and it ships for free.

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