This is not a copy or reproduction, but an original WW2 Womens field jacket, and not often seen I the UK or USA, unlike its standard M41 Male counterpart field jacket. Its in great overall condition, apart from slight fraying on the cuffs. There are no rips or tears, none of the buttons appear to have been replaced, and it comes with the original talon zipper which works. The M1941 Field Jacket was introduced in 1940 and became the standard combat uniform for soldiers and Marines until the end of WWII. Based on recommendations from Maj.
James Parsons, the jackets are hip length, loose fitting, and designed for freedom of movement. They are made from tightly woven, wind resistant, olive drab cotton poplin and lined with a thin wool flannel cloth.
Although comfortable and stylish, the M1941 was found to be lacking as a field jacket due to its relatively light weight and various design shortcomings. It was intended that it be replaced by the M1943 Field Jacket, but production delays and infighting between the Quartermaster and several commanders resulted in it serving until the end of the conflict. Anymore and well cover the extra. The item "Original WW2 Rare M1941 M41 USA Womens Field Jacket, size 18, Talon zipper" is in sale since Wednesday, September 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Uniforms".
The seller is "liberty_belle_inc" and is located in Southend-on-Sea. This item can be shipped worldwide.