M-1948 Prototype

£3,495.00
Stock Number
M-1948 Prototype Fishtail Parka
In stock
Description

The World's Rarest Mod M-1948 Fishtail Parka!!

This prototype M48 parka pre-dates the EX-1 model and is the very first M-1948 prototype that we have ever come across. We have seen a dozen EX-1 models over the years, but only ever this one prototype that was issued to Major General Robert H Wienecke. This parka was purchased directly from his grandson and is one of the very first fishtail parkas ever made.

Major General Robert H Wienecke was a very famous major general who was on the chief of staff during the Normandy D-Day landings. He was in command of the 82nd airborne during the D-day landings and then later commanded the 2nd infantry division.

Those who collect fishtail parkas will see the clear and unique features that set this aside from every other fishtail parka. This example was made in the very early part of 1947 and was the very first true mod fishtail parka. The detachable liner is quilted fibreglass and is silk lined. The outside is the legendary USMC frog camouflage pattern.
Details

The World's Rarest Mod M-1948 Fishtail Parka!!

This prototype M48 parka pre-dates the EX-1 model and is the very first M-1948 prototype that we have ever come across. We have seen a dozen EX-1 models over the years, but only ever this one prototype that was issued to Major General Robert H Wienecke. This parka was purchased directly from his grandson and is one of the very first fishtail parkas ever made.

Major General Robert H Wienecke was a very famous major general who was on the chief of staff during the Normandy D-Day landings. He was in command of the 82nd airborne during the D-day landings and then later commanded the 2nd infantry division.

Those who collect fishtail parkas will see the clear and unique features that set this aside from every other fishtail parka. This example was made in the very early part of 1947 and was the very first true mod fishtail parka. The detachable liner is quilted fibreglass and is silk lined. The outside is the legendary USMC frog camouflage pattern.
Specification
Delivery

The majority of orders are dispatched within 2 - 3 days. Please allow up to 7 working days for customised orders.

Delivery Times UK, EU, and Worldwide

OK few notes on delivery times etc, as stated clearly we aim to dispatch the majority of all orders within 2 to 3 days of receipt of payment. Specific customisation work may mean that the order can take up to 7 days prior to dispatch. Please contact us if you should need to discuss.

UK Mainland | Our courier is DPD who provide a Next Day delivery service for all UK Mainland orders. You will receive a dispatch text message, or email with a one hour delivery window notification.

UK Off Shore & Scottish Highlands | We use Royal Mail Special Next Day delivery for all Off Shore orders under 2kg. Above 2kg have to be sent via DPD.

EU Orders | are sent via DPD and should arrive with you within 2 to 4 days once the order is dispatched. You will receive a dispatch email from DPD with tracking information.

WW Orders Under 2kg | orders under 2kg in weight are sent via Royal Mail as long as the destination offers a fully tracked service. If not, we send via a courier service and sometimes it necessary to contact the customer for any difference in price owed. Delivery times for Royal Mail are normally 5 to 7 days. Courier service delivery times are normally 2 to 3 days.
WW Orders 2kg & Above | All orders over 2kg are sent via UPS, or TNT and only take 2 to 5 days for USA, Austrailia etc. The service is fully tracked.

Returns

All goods must be returned in the same new condition has they were dispatched. No refunds will be issued for goods returned that are deemed to be in a poor condition. If we are unable to sell the returned item(s) then we will not issue a refund. Any tags should be left intact and the goods should not be worn out. We have had several parka coats returned recently absolutely stinking of smoke. This is not acceptable and will not be tolerated. Goods smelling of smoke are no longer in new condition and cannot be sold. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR ITEMS RETURNED SMELLING OF SMOKE.

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