https://www.ebay.com/itm/USAAF-A-2-Leather-Flight-Jacket-Size-Approx-46-MFG-Aero-Leather-CO-Becon-NY/162632676589?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 After looking at this jacket for the last week, I made the seller an offer below his asking price and he accepted. I purchased the jacket with mixed feelings and some reservations, which I will share with all of you. The description of the jacket leads one to believe that this is an original Aero 21996. If in fact that description is accurate, then this jacket would be one of the original 25,000 jackets made by Aero in 1941, a rare bird. The jacket has a crown zipper which most of the jackets from that contract were fitted with, however its impossible to tell if its a repro from the pictures. The jacket has been refitted with dark brown knits which are not correct for this contract. The original knits from this contract were Aero rust/berry. The collar looks like it has been re-attached or worked on, as there are extra stitch marks near the point of the collar and an extra snap ring back inside the same collar. Original jackets had the snap rings located under the material. The jacket has light wear for a WWII original and that is my main concern. The seller is known by many on this forum for having original A2 jackets posted on Ebay for long periods of time. I have other reservations, however at this point I hope those with more knowledge will offer their analysis and opinions. An original or a doctored repo.?