early elc b-3

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  1. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    i came across this listing. item# 273672583013. it may be the earliest elc b-3 i have seen for sale to date. the bill of sale in the pix says it was sold in 2003. the listing goes on the indicate it is a 40 long. however, by the measurements that i asked for, i would say that it is a 40 regular. the jacket is listed for a $800 bin, but suspect that an offer of $600-$700 may buy it. whats so special about it? it is made with super dense shearling [fenland?], and it is finished as wwll originals were [not the newer crinkly finish] . except for the cuff ends, it appears to have hardly been worn, and well taken care of.
     
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    Still a YKK runner though.

    It’s like replacing a highly visible part on a Harley with a Sazuki part.
     
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  5. John Lever

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    That isn't an early jacket
     
  6. Silver Surfer

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    huh? sure looks it to me, john. if it aint, i reckon that the seller sourced a bill of sales for it, as the bill of sale in the listing is dated '03....or maybe the seller has a bunch of sales receipts from years ago , and is in the vintage repro business. i had an elc b-3 from about this time, and it had a leather hanger, and the same white tag attached to the nomenclature tag. not to mention the shearling color, surface, and hh fittings.
     
  7. John Lever

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    2003 isn't early, pre 1995 is early in my books.
     
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    From 1980's before Gary could get Talons, Talon puller on Aero track. Not Aero Leather but another company.
     

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  9. Silver Surfer

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    funny that you mention aero. i just got a hold of a mc-aviator jacket that has later 1940s aero zippers. trying to date the jacket using the aero zippers was a bitch because every time i hit "aero zipper", aero scotland came up.
     
  10. Grant

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    Begs the question, why would the owner swap out a repro Talon puller for a lame YKK puller?
     
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    They made knitting needles and other items
     

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