DIY B3. Nearly spilt my tea reading this

Discussion in 'eBay / Auction Talk' started by Micawber, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. Micawber

    Micawber Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if this has been posted here before..

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WWII-B-3...item2f2a6ff97e:g:OS8AAOSwqjhcSk3u:rk:183:pf:0

    "wwii be jacket original 100%
    As you can see from the first picture this jacket was full
    it is original
    the unstitched because I wanted to assemble well,
    but then I have not finished the job in time,
    the jacket is complete and there are all the pieces, but some are torn as you see from the photos,
    medium size"

    o_O
     
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  2. Southoftheborder

    Southoftheborder Active Member

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    Someone I once knew bought a BSA A10 off of a friend of mine and then thought it could do with a rebuild. He got stuck in and stripped it down to its parts. But he found out that it was a bit harder to recondition the parts and put it all back together again. So he put the lot in a tea chest and stuck the frame and wheels on top and left in in the cellar. And a couple of years later sold the lot for fifty quid.
     
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  3. MikeyB-17

    MikeyB-17 Well-Known Member

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    A B-3 in kit form! Perhaps this is a new niche market, self-assembly jackets!
     
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  4. Micawber

    Micawber Well-Known Member

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    Move over Airfix!
     
  5. Bombing IP

    Bombing IP Well-Known Member

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    I think you need a special sewing machine to work on shearling ? . This could of halted the job ,but in its disassembled state I would put the value at $75.00 max not 250.00 pounds Sterling . Is this auction from one of our members in Poland ? .

    BIP
     
  6. Southoftheborder

    Southoftheborder Active Member

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    Yes, you need an overstitching machine. If he had plenty of time he could have overstitched the panels by hand and then machine stitched the leather binding. That's a skilled job in itself.
     

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