Authentic M48 / M-1948

£975.00
Stock Number
M-1948 Fishtail Parka
In stock
Description

M-1948 Fishtail Parka, The Big Daddy Of All Parkas.....

Please contact us prior to ordering in order to check stock availability. We only source a few from time to time because nice condition M48 parka's are so rare. The M48 fishtail parka's we find tend to sell very quickly so please check with us beforehand.

This is it, the mutts nuts, dogs bollox, the one and only...

The M-1948 is undoubtedly the most sought after fishtail parka in the world, even back in the early 60's, these were like rocking horse shite and everybody wanted one.

Today, you are looking at a piece of history and the ultimate statement of originality...

Not to mention, the last handful surviving in the world today.....

For those who want to be as good as it gets, here it is...

This was the US Army's no expense spared fishtail parka, patten date M-1948, adopted in 1949 and approved 25th July 1950 and made for one year only in the same year. The Parka-shell was made of wind-resistant cotton sateen in Olive Drab shade 107 and featured a snap and slide fastener closure heavily offset to the left for snorkel fit when done up, slit front pockets, and a patch pocket on the upper left sleeve for pencils and cigarettes. The hooded parka liner was composed of wool-pile cloth in Olive Drab shade 30A.

Being so expensive to produce, and with the Korean war breaking out, the M-48 was quickly replaced by the "cheaper" to produce M-1951.

For those with a taste for the very best, there are a few true gems of M-48. The shells alone command £300+ and liners....well....good luck in finding one !!

Luckily, we are fishtailparkas.com and that's kinda what we do... :)..

We have a small selection of 100% Original, Excellent Condition M-1948's complete with their Original Liners....!!

We only have a handful in stock and treat each sale on a one on one basis, prices start around £975 for a complete excellent condition M-1948. If you are genuinely interested, drop us a line with your exact measurements and what you are after and we will take it from there.

Details

M-1948 Fishtail Parka, The Big Daddy Of All Parkas.....

Please contact us prior to ordering in order to check stock availability. We only source a few from time to time because nice condition M48 parka's are so rare. The M48 fishtail parka's we find tend to sell very quickly so please check with us beforehand.

This is it, the mutts nuts, dogs bollox, the one and only...

The M-1948 is undoubtedly the most sought after fishtail parka in the world, even back in the early 60's, these were like rocking horse shite and everybody wanted one.

Today, you are looking at a piece of history and the ultimate statement of originality...

Not to mention, the last handful surviving in the world today.....

For those who want to be as good as it gets, here it is...

This was the US Army's no expense spared fishtail parka, patten date M-1948, adopted in 1949 and approved 25th July 1950 and made for one year only in the same year. The Parka-shell was made of wind-resistant cotton sateen in Olive Drab shade 107 and featured a snap and slide fastener closure heavily offset to the left for snorkel fit when done up, slit front pockets, and a patch pocket on the upper left sleeve for pencils and cigarettes. The hooded parka liner was composed of wool-pile cloth in Olive Drab shade 30A.

Being so expensive to produce, and with the Korean war breaking out, the M-48 was quickly replaced by the "cheaper" to produce M-1951.

For those with a taste for the very best, there are a few true gems of M-48. The shells alone command £300+ and liners....well....good luck in finding one !!

Luckily, we are fishtailparkas.com and that's kinda what we do... :)..

We have a small selection of 100% Original, Excellent Condition M-1948's complete with their Original Liners....!!

We only have a handful in stock and treat each sale on a one on one basis, prices start around £975 for a complete excellent condition M-1948. If you are genuinely interested, drop us a line with your exact measurements and what you are after and we will take it from there.

Size Guide

Size wise, please bear in mind M-48's are always BIG...regardless of size stated. A small M-1948 fishtail parka has a 58 / 60 inch chest measurement. You ideally need to be at least a 15 stone bloke to wear an M-1948 original fishtail parka.

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.

Size wise, please bear in mind M-48's are always BIG...regardless of size stated. A small M-1948 fishtail parka has a 58 / 60 inch chest measurement. You ideally need to be at least a 15 stone bloke to wear an M-1948 original fishtail parka.

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