Bronco 1761 (Last Contract Type A-2)

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  1. DiamondDave

    DiamondDave Active Member

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    Gents,

    New to our lineup this time is the last contract Type A-2 ordered by the US Army during WWII. This is the 1761 contract by Bronco MFG CO. of NY, NY. This contract is thought to have been for 25,000 units to replace stocks in the Army's inventory after losses during the first two years of the war. Considered to have perhaps been limited to sizes 36 to 40 by many experts and we really have no way of proving that, but it does stand to reason since, as of this writing no extant examples have ever surfaced in any of the larger sizes. That said, it does not limit the offerings that we can do on this jacket and it can be made in any size 38 to 48.

    Executed in Seal Vicenza Horsehide, with caramel colored knits and thread. This examples includes an original NOS, M-43 Talon zipper with brass slider and brass clad nickel stop box. Lastly this contract includes NOS United Carr ligne 24 snap fasteners. Though these are put on in an untraditional way just as the originals were, with the dome top inside of the garment on the stud side of the snap.

    DD

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  2. B-Man2

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    Beautiful hide DD.
    Great looking jacket.
    What's the price on this one?
     
  3. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    That is a really accurate rendition of the last Bronco contract Dave from 1943. I hope it does well for you.
     
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  4. DiamondDave

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    Thank you B-Man2!
    $949 with this hide. NOS Zip and Snaps are extra of course.

    DD


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  5. blackrat2

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    Very very nice DD
     
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    Thanks RW!


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  7. Smithy

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    That's one mighty good looking A-2 DD.
     
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  8. gav

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    Very nice indeed!
     
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  9. CBI

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    wow -terrific!!!!!!!
     
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    Thanks Gav!


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  11. DiamondDave

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    Thanks John!


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  12. DiamondDave

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    Thanks Smithy!
     
  13. Grant

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    Looks good Dave. Do you offer it in russet horsehide and with a Crown zip?
     
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  14. DiamondDave

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    That would be the 29191 contract and yes. I have the same hide in russet.

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  15. CBI

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    My FAVORITE color combination!!!!!!
     
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  16. SuinBruin

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    I already have 2 GW Broncos, so why do I want this one so badly???
     
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  17. CBI

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    cause its so great - I LOVE the dark seal with those color knits - trying to resist as well!!!!!
     
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  18. dujardin

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    i like it

    especially his color, dark brown

    very nice one
     
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  19. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Originals were also made in cowhide and the finish varied. The one in Gary's book is of a lighter brown.
     
  20. DiamondDave

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    Yes they were. And I would dearly LOVE to convince people to want a cowhide jacket, but I find that only the most budget minded customers ever opt for cow when horse is available. We may know what is correct and may have spent years studying these jackets, but ultimately this is a business and I have to make what sells and what the people want. I can get my hands on some truly glorious cow these days but alas market demands and all. I really cannot tell you how many times I have had that conversation with customers about correct to contract hides, but almost invariably the answer is ...”but Horse”

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