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Need help with this TAP47/53 jacket
Old 02-20-2019, 05:41 AM   #1
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Default 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.









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Old 02-20-2019, 07:19 AM   #2
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It appears to be good but you need to provide better pictures.
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Old 02-20-2019, 07:33 AM   #3
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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?
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Old 02-20-2019, 12:57 PM   #4
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100% real.
No other pictures needed.
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Old 02-20-2019, 08:03 PM   #5
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That is great, thanks for your help and assistance gentlemen!
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Old 02-21-2019, 06:22 AM   #6
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I guess TAP 47/53 came too late so see much (if any) action in Indo-China?
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Old 02-21-2019, 12:41 PM   #7
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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 Given the short production run before it was superseded by the Mle. 47/54 tenue TAP, the 47/53 wasn't very common in either Indochina or Algeria.
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Old 02-22-2019, 04:19 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 02-23-2019, 11:48 AM   #9
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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.


Try finding matching trousers.


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Old 02-23-2019, 01:01 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 02-24-2019, 04:39 PM   #11
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I am sure you will find them as I have seen you posted the jacket on some pretty obscure forums.
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Old 02-25-2019, 04:26 AM   #12
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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.
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Old 02-25-2019, 12:41 PM   #13
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You should show the ebay pictures.
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Old 02-28-2019, 07:15 AM   #14
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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.







One of the pairs I do have has a nice period repair with a handkerchief though
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Old 03-04-2019, 09:10 AM   #15
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Great tunic and trousers.
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