Original Aero C-3 Vest

Discussion in 'eBay / Auction Talk' started by Technonut2112, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. Technonut2112

    Technonut2112 Well-Known Member

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  2. MikeyB-17

    MikeyB-17 Well-Known Member

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    I dunno, it does look like the sort of mod that would have been done on base. Quite clever really, although it lacks in the execution, and definitely doesn’t improve the vest IMHO, despite the seller trying to make it out to be a selling point. I imagine it wouldn’t be that big a deal to ditch the knit extensions and reattach the sides. Don’t think I’d want to wear one over an A-2, personally.
     
  3. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    Sure is funny looking and I wouldn’t feel real comfortable with it. It does have a label. Mine has no label. That said a label is no reason to think this wasn’t just as likely modified in the past 65 yrs to fit a biker. That’s the direction my mind takes it. It hard enough to find period damaged or period modified gear unless it comes from the original owner. Such things were trashed. Therefore, to me, without more pointing to the actual story it’s just a surplus hunting vest for a portly dude.
    Dave
     
  4. Carl

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    Interesting indeed !! A bit more research methinks o_O!
     
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  5. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    Looks as if it's fitted to accomodate an over indulgence in the Pie Shop
    The offending panels would be easily removed but the price seems steep, I suppose the pies didn't come cheap though........
    Surely 1942 not 1936?
     
  6. Carl

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    Looks like the old mistake of reading the drawing number as the year of manufacture :rolleyes:
     
  7. Ken at Aero Leather

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    Not sure if Greig's have branches in The US of A?
    Maybe I should have said quarter pounders?
     
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  8. bseal

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    Can Aero Leather make one just like this?
     

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