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Old 10-31-2019, 03:44 PM   #421
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Still a fantastic thread. Should be pinned!!!!
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Old 01-18-2020, 10:24 PM   #422
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Time to re ignite this great thread. After selling off my entire parka collection a old favorite made its way back not long ago. It was one of my favourites. It’s a non reversible sumpftarn with the top few buttons missing and the front and sleeves of the parka covered in blood splatter. I black lit it one night and could not believe tbe amount all over the sleeves and front of it. The top few buttons are torn off. How is anyone’s guess, someone else’s blood I believe. It was a walk in to a Kentucky show I believe from the vets son along with a M40 ND overpaint combat helmet. The son had no idea if they were picked up together at the same place or guy ect so I just took the parka. He said “Dad brought them home from the battle of the bulge”..... Dad being a serving GI. So I just took the parka. I was lucky enough for a good friend just to give this back to me as I had to him a few years ago. I recently got a nice worn Heer belt and buckle and nice worn RBN”d Y straps. Still had the pouches. It displays nice and I’m enjoying it. My good friend Big Bill might chime in with a parka display himself on this thread he owns most of my old ones. Hope you enjoy them. Johnno.
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Old 01-18-2020, 10:40 PM   #424
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Old 01-18-2020, 11:46 PM   #425
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Old 01-18-2020, 11:48 PM   #426
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Very nice indeed!
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Old 01-19-2020, 02:54 AM   #427
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Great to see this thread up again Johnno, your Sumpf display looks great.
Parka's are about the best value camo out there in my opinion, there is nothing like a well worn example to satisfy the combat collector and things like depot repairs and whitewashed white side that you sometimes find on the white side of reversibles only add to their historical appeal. Regards mate, Bill
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Great to see this thread up again Johnno, your Sumpf display looks great.
Parka's are about the best value camo out there in my opinion, there is nothing like a well worn example to satisfy the combat collector and things like depot repairs and whitewashed white side that you sometimes find on the white side of reversibles only add to their historical appeal. Regards mate, Bill
Thanks very much big bill. Any pics of yours old mate? Regs JP
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Old 01-19-2020, 03:36 PM   #429
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Hello, all great examples, an inspirational thread. Here’s my Battle of the Bulge setup. Parkas rule and you get a reversible Camo helmet cover with it. Best, Bill
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Bill that is a absolute ball tearer set up! Thanks for sharing it! Fantastic! Johnno.
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Plain grey green wool parka
Old 01-19-2020, 04:29 PM   #431
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Default Plain grey green wool parka

Still a very underestimated garment in my opinion
This is the first model winter uniform 42 woolen parka reversible to white.
Strangely one panel on the white side was produced in a different cloth, making it look all black ofter use in the field.

I like this garment a lot !
One of my favourites, (although it wasn't produced by the E.Reitz factory )
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Fantastic unique parka Werner! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 01-19-2020, 07:57 PM   #433
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Still a very underestimated garment in my opinion
This is the first model winter uniform 42 woolen parka reversible to white.
Strangely one panel on the white side was produced in a different cloth, making it look all black ofter use in the field.

I like this garment a lot !
One of my favourites, (although it wasn't produced by the E.Reitz factory )
It is not diffrent cloth; is was sewn wrong side out ( was sewn with impregnated side outside instead inside ) and impregnation with time start to react with enviromental factors and turn black/dark.

When new both sides look same on the winter side of winteranzug 42, so most probably the person who sewn them up made a mistake.

Had in past a splitterntarn winter pants which had a white side with the same style mistake.
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It is not diffrent cloth; is was sewn wrong side out ( was sewn with impregnated side outside instead inside ) and impregnation with time start to react with enviromental factors and turn black/dark.

When new both sides look same on the winter side of winteranzug 42, so most probably the person who sewn them up made a mistake.

Had in past a splitterntarn winter pants which had a white side with the same style mistake.

Interesting info ! thanks

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I posted a few of my parkas some pages ago but there are some that I missed off and some that I have since added to the collection. I have to admit that I prefer the oddities to mint.

First off two diamond pattern, one non-reversible and the other reversible.
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