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familiar with this MK6 jacket?

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Hello. I picked this one up today. It says MK6 on the tag, but I can't find any info on the interweb about it. Thanks!
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Re: Is anyone familiar with this jacket?

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I love old military. Unfortunately I don't know much about British stuff, so all I can do is draw some parallels to American jackets that may be useful.

This jacket reminds me of the B-3 jackets of WWII. Of course, WWII jackets were copied and recopied for years and years (the M-422 jacket that Tom Cruise wears in Top Gun for example), but if it's real the sky is the limit. You may want to investigate why the mouton is that color, with American Jackets the color of the mouton sometimes helps with dating. Does the zipper have a name or design on it?

In America some of the better jacket reproduction companies will even put faux military tags on the jackets and retro fit old zippers. So if it's the same in the UK you'll need to show it to someone familiar with British stuff.
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Re: Is anyone familiar with this jacket?

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Thank you CRAZYBUBBA. I'm gonna look into this further.

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Re: familiar with this MK6 jacket?

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Hey CRAZYBUBBA! I couldn't find zip about this jacket, but take a look at this picture. Does this give you an idea of when the jacket is from? Thanks!
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Re: familiar with this MK6 jacket?

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Unfortunately I'm not familiar with this zipper company. If i had to venture, I would guess that the jacket is a more modern military issue.
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Re: familiar with this MK6 jacket?

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Darn! I thought I had a real gem on my hands. I'm gonna dig deeper into this.

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Re: familiar with this MK6 jacket?

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Try looking up "zipp slide fastener company" or some variation with fastener in it. Back when zippers were new they were called slide fasteners, so that search may yield what you're looking for.

I could be wrong about the date. I'm just not familiar with that zipper brand being used in WWII jackets on this side of the pond.
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Try the fellow who does vintageleatherjackets.blogspot.com/

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Did you figure it out?
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Re: familiar with this MK6 jacket?

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I'm still working on it. I'll keep you posted.

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