M43 help ID

foster

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There may or may not be a contractor label in the lower right pocket. But those usually get washed out fast, and sometimes torn out. If there is a tag remaining in there it could give some more info.
 

foster

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That I don’t know, sorry. I only know a little about the jackets themselves, apart from the markings.
 

foster

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The internal C-8108 marking is an army laundry number so if this is naval, it was surplused from the Army to the Navy (or something along those lines, which seems unusual)
 

Flightengineer

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It seems to me that the printed text also depends on the contractor. I had a 1945 M-43, but it only had a white manufacturer's label in pocket and there was no text on the liner.
 

jack31916

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Are there any better pics of the stamped instructions? As Foster already said that this is a late war jacket, I do believe that this is a M-1950 jacket due to the overall colour of the jacket and the lining and the inkstamp says: .... Jacket, Field without liner. Apart from the used materials the main difference between the M-43 and M-50 jacket was the detachable liner (not the pile liner). Any buttons or traces of buttons on the inside?
 
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