1951 M-51 'Fishtail' Field Parka With Liner Size M (Fits L/XL)
1951 M-51 'Fishtail' Field Parka With Liner Size M (Fits L/XL)
1951 M-51 'Fishtail' Field Parka With Liner Size M (Fits L/XL)
1951 M-51 'Fishtail' Field Parka With Liner Size M (Fits L/XL)
1951 M-51 'Fishtail' Field Parka With Liner Size M (Fits L/XL)
1951 M-51 'Fishtail' Field Parka With Liner Size M (Fits L/XL)
1951 M-51 'Fishtail' Field Parka With Liner Size M (Fits L/XL)
1951 M-51 'Fishtail' Field Parka With Liner Size M (Fits L/XL)
1951 M-51 'Fishtail' Field Parka With Liner Size M (Fits L/XL)
1951 M-51 'Fishtail' Field Parka With Liner Size M (Fits L/XL)
1951 M-51 'Fishtail' Field Parka With Liner Size M (Fits L/XL)
1951 M-51 'Fishtail' Field Parka With Liner Size M (Fits L/XL)
1951 M-51 'Fishtail' Field Parka With Liner Size M (Fits L/XL)
1951 M-51 'Fishtail' Field Parka With Liner Size M (Fits L/XL)
1951 M-51 'Fishtail' Field Parka With Liner Size M (Fits L/XL)
1951 M-51 'Fishtail' Field Parka With Liner Size M (Fits L/XL)
1951 M-51 'Fishtail' Field Parka With Liner Size M (Fits L/XL)
1951 M-51 'Fishtail' Field Parka With Liner Size M (Fits L/XL)
1951 M-51 'Fishtail' Field Parka With Liner Size M (Fits L/XL)
1951 M-51 'Fishtail' Field Parka With Liner Size M (Fits L/XL)
1951 M-51 'Fishtail' Field Parka With Liner Size M (Fits L/XL)
1951 M-51 'Fishtail' Field Parka With Liner Size M (Fits L/XL)
1951 M-51 'Fishtail' Field Parka With Liner Size M (Fits L/XL)

1951 M-51 'Fishtail' Field Parka With Liner Size M (Fits L/XL)

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  • Rare and sort after military parka
  • Saw widespread use in Korea in the early 1950's
  • Very popular with the fashionable subculture Mods in the 1960's and 1970's
  • This one is not made of poplin cotton, but of the heavier and more durable Cotton Satteen
  • Dated 21. May 1951 , so a very early version
  • Original HBT Talon Zipper with pull
  • Original snap buttons
  • Elastic adjusters on cuffs
  • Epaulets
  • Snap buttons on 'fishtail'
  • Drawstring at hem, waist and hood. Leather pulls on hood 
  • Two hand warmer pockets with woolen lining
  • Original writing inside hood - E. Lowe Sharpe Jr, Leesville SC
  • The original M-51 Mohair freeze liner included, also size M, dated 1. June 1951

  • Condition: (VG-) This parka is close to deadstock condition. It has some smaller spots/discoloration on the front and minor wear on sleeves. One neatly done repair on the back (see pic) - Liner jacket in is excellent condition and makes this jacket really use full and versatile in the colder months. 

  • Size: Labeled as a men's M, and fits a men's modern size L or even an short XL. These parkas were made to be worn over many layers of thick clothing, and please bare in mind that the liner is also quite thick. See measurements below before purchase:
  • Pit to pit: 29"
  • Shoulder to shoulder: 23"
  • Sleeve from shoulder to end of cuff: 25"
  • Length front: 33.5" 
  • Length back: 42.5" (Measured from neckline to end of fishtail)

 

  • Tags: M51, M1951, M-51, Field Jacket