For sale is an amazing example of the M-48 Parka with real fur trim on the hood. Here is a quick history for those who are not aware, but I can't imagine many people looking at this don't know the following. They were designed in 1948, produced in 1950, and only made for the one year. They were incredibly expensive to produce and so they were discontinued to bring in a cheaper option: the M-51. The M-48's were made with a heavier and more dense cotton shell.
Item is old and used and shows signs of age. It has various brown marks on the shell as well as what looks like a stencil on the back under the hood. It is however in great condition given its age and use. The fabric, and wool pockets are are in terrific condition. The zipper works perfectly and all of the buttons and snaps are present.The small pocket on the sleeve was removed by a previous owner at some point. So please be aware of this. I WILL BE HAPPY TO SEND YOU MORE PHOTOS!!!
The item "RARE 1948 KOREAN WAR US ARMY M-48 FISHTAIL PARKA SHELL WITH WOLF TRIM HOOD LARGE" is in sale since Monday, July 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\1946-49\Original Period Items".The seller is "starsanddots" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Philippines, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Turks and caicos islands.