My "new" B3 - Need Help !

Discussion in 'Vintage' started by Jagdflieger, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. Jagdflieger

    Jagdflieger New Member

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    Hey Guys,

    this ist my new Flight Jacket, without any Informations about its age, brand,background (Origin).

    I would be really happy for every information :)

    I think its old,or does it look older than it is?

    I really need your Help ....

    Thank you very much.

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  2. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    How about posting an intro in the bio section. I know you have already posted but it would be nice to see a bio. These photos should then bring plenty of comments.
    Welcome,
    Dave
     
  3. Jagdflieger

    Jagdflieger New Member

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    I allready Did ! :)
     
  4. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Any labels in your jacket?
     
  5. Jagdflieger

    Jagdflieger New Member

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    Nothing :(
     
  6. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Based on what I can see in the photosI would say that your jacket is a commercially made for the public B-3 jacket as opposed to a military contract one. Although it may have been a private purchase jacket used by an airman. I don’t know that much about the authenticity of the blood chit but if I had to guess I would lean towards a repro one rather than an authentic period piece. A label somewhere would make things a little easier but I’m sure someone here will come along shortly with more definitive information.
    Regards
     
  7. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    What he said......

    US made circa 1970s
    Nice CBI Blood Chit, stamped too, could be an Aero silk repro..... unlikely to be original considering the age of the jacket
     
  8. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    youse guys nailed it.
     
  9. Jagdflieger

    Jagdflieger New Member

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    Thank you for the informations :) do you have examples for similar Jackets ? I Had never Seen before These kind of pockets.
     
  10. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    Jag, didn’t see the bio. Like I said, welcome aboard.
    I would add to what everyone else says about this being a repro before the mall jacket arose to prominence.
    Dave
     
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  11. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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  12. blackrat2

    blackrat2 Active Member

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    What they all said...definitely not original but nice if you like it
     
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  13. Jagdflieger

    Jagdflieger New Member

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    I Like it :) very Nice Look. And 70s is much older than me... ;)
     
  14. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    We brought loads of these over from USA in the late 70's/80's.
    Several firms made them but not Avirex
     
  15. johnwayne

    johnwayne Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I'm wrong but never seen a blood chit on a shearling jacket?
     
  16. silvio76

    silvio76 Active Member

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    This is not Avirex jacket.
     
  17. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    We had a CBI B-3 with a leather chit around 1980, long before repros........that's the only one I've ever seen
     

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