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earlymb 02-20-2019 05:41 AM

Need help with this TAP47/53 jacket
 
I just got this TAP 46/53 jacket. It is in mint condition and a large size but I can't tell if it's original or not, not having a confirmed original to compare it with.

The only marking is in the pics below, the male snaps are marked 'Durable - Dot - RC', with the last 'R' being reversed. I can make pics of any detail if needed.

https://i.postimg.cc/NMfLJPdn/20190218-142627.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/G3TTZ6L0/20190218-142658.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/Fz6ZsSf9/20190218-141923.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/LsmzSDyt/20190218-142734.jpg

All input is appreciated! thumbsup

scotty1418 02-20-2019 07:19 AM

It appears to be good but you need to provide better pictures.

earlymb 02-20-2019 07:33 AM

I have it here at hand so I can make any pic you need. Do I need to focus on a certain area you need to see?

kammo man 02-20-2019 12:57 PM

100% real.
No other pictures needed.
owen

earlymb 02-20-2019 08:03 PM

That is great, thanks for your help and assistance gentlemen! thumbsup

earlymb 02-21-2019 06:22 AM

I guess TAP 47/53 came too late so see much (if any) action in Indo-China?

lew 02-21-2019 12:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by earlymb (Post 8382853)
I guess TAP 47/53 came too late so see much (if any) action in Indo-China?

They saw use starting in mid-late 1953, particularly amongst the BPVN units in Laos and Dien Bien Phu. The 47/52 uniform was far more prevalent. Given the short production run before it was superseded by the Mle. 47/54 tenue TAP, the 47/53 wasn't very common in either Indochina or Algeria.

earlymb 02-22-2019 04:19 AM

Thanks for the info! Maybe this model wasn't issued that much, when I looked for more information I found a few mint jackets for sale.

kammo man 02-23-2019 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lew (Post 8383037)
They saw use starting in mid-late 1953, particularly amongst the BPVN units in Laos and Dien Bien Phu. The 47/52 uniform was far more prevalent. Given the short production run before it was superseded by the Mle. 47/54 tenue TAP, the 47/53 wasn't very common in either Indochina or Algeria.



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earlymb 02-23-2019 01:01 PM

I'm already looking around for those, as well as for a pair of 47/56 trousers that fit me. I have a few pairs of those already but all are too small.

kammo man 02-24-2019 04:39 PM

I am sure you will find them as I have seen you posted the jacket on some pretty obscure forums.

earlymb 02-25-2019 04:26 AM

Very obscure indeed. I missed a pair on eBay last night but I'm sure more will pop up. They're not that rare, I just need to wait for the right size.

kammo man 02-25-2019 12:41 PM

You should show the ebay pictures.

earlymb 02-28-2019 07:15 AM

It was a standard pair TAP47/56 trousers, and it needed a repair to the crotch. I was interested due of the size. Here are some pics from the eBay auction.

https://i.postimg.cc/ryHd09ms/s-l1600.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/sDSp3Lcs/s-l16005.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/3JHkFxXQ/s-l16003.jpg

One of the pairs I do have has a nice period repair with a handkerchief though :)

Bond 03-04-2019 09:10 AM

Great tunic and trousers.


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