Conmar zipper

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  1. silvio76

    silvio76 Active Member

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    Does anyone knows more about this zipper? IMG_20180810_183332_6.jpg IMG_20180810_195248_6.jpg IMG_20180810_195149_3.jpg IMG_20180810_183332_6.jpg IMG_20180810_195248_6.jpg IMG_20180810_195149_3.jpg
     

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  2. Spitfireace

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    Looks like late forties
     
  3. Skyhawk

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    Looks like a 1950's Conmar as used on some of the 50's G-1 jackets. Some were blackened.
     
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  4. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    It might help if we could see what it is fitted in
     
  5. silvio76

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    few days ago i bought bill kelao A-2 rough wear 27752. this zipper is on it. do you need pictures of the jacket?
     
  6. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    No, that's no help but thanks anyway
     
  7. silvio76

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    can you tell me what number 20 mean?
     
  8. jeremiah

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    But it would be cool to se pics of the jacket anyway Silvio.
     
  9. silvio76

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    Few pictures of the jacket.
     

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  10. jeremiah

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    nice. Great looking jacket. I always liked the conmar zipper over the Talon for some reason.
     
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  11. silvio76

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    usually, this model comes with talon zipper, spoke with seller and he said this is custom made jacket and zipper is original from 1940 s. i am not familiar with zippers, so that is the reason why i made a post.
     
  12. Roughwear

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    Original RW 27752s had M-41 Talon zippers.
     
  13. silvio76

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    I know that, but i was wandering if anyone knows something about this zipper.
     
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  14. Miles

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    From what I understand, talon was acquired after the war by a Japanese company. There’s a good video about Talon on YouTube if you’re interested. Conmar zippers are still rare but more accessible and work just as good as Talon if not better. My Anj4 from Lost Worlds was advertised with a talon but I received a Conmar instead. I’m really really happy with it. Never grinds gears and looks so nice


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  15. silvio76

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    Thanks for your informations. I am satisfied with this zipper. I know it is not usual on this jacket, but it works fine and looks good.
     
  16. Miles

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    It’s a gem of a zipper. Better than Talon in my opinion


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    Thanks again. I am new in world of repro jackets, so any information is very useful for me. I have probably the best collection of Avirex and Cockpit jackets in Croatia, and now is time to take next step.
     
  18. Miles

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    Nice. I have a new Freewheelers Mulholland on the way.


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  19. Grant

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    That Comar zip is known as Type 597011 and was produced in the 1940’s. I’ve seen it installed in aviator kit bags and USN deck jackets but never in a flying jacket.
     
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    Thanks for your information.
     

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