Gibson and Barnes M 422a

Discussion in 'Repros' started by airfrogusmc, Apr 16, 2018 at 2:32 PM.

  1. airfrogusmc

    airfrogusmc Well-Known Member

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    Did they stop production of the M 422a? If so when? Just curious...
     
  2. Garylafortuna

    Garylafortuna Active Member

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    The M-422A is no longer listed on their website, although they still make the Navy G-1, and a civilian version. Drew Williams, one of their managers told me that they moved the jacket manufacturing facility to Mexico, must be a couple years ago now. Looks like they're doing a little trimming. The M-422A isn't the only jacket they no longer make. About five or six years ago they made me a beautiful Indy jacket in dark seal goat which is still going strong. The G&B M-422A was actually a quality jacket made with veg tanned russet goat. Leather jackets I think are no longer their main claim to fame.
     
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  3. airfrogusmc

    airfrogusmc Well-Known Member

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    I had one years ago just surprised they quit making them.
     
  4. Monsoon

    Monsoon Active Member

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    I agree. Every once in a while I get an email from G&B, but it's usually just for their helmets.
     
  5. regius

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    I hope the resume leather jacket making in Mexico, they are practically in Mexico already employing mainly Mexican workers. They are top notch skilled workers.


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  6. airfrogusmc

    airfrogusmc Well-Known Member

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    If I remember correctly they had a guy named Dave that was taking care of their historic line of jackets?
     

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