This vintage M-1951 fishtail parka has been well taken care of and is still in good condition today for being approximately 58 years old. The parka hood shows a date of 1951. Shell & parka are size medium with chest dimension of 37" to 41". I stand 5' 10 weigh about 195lbs & the coat still fits fine. I'm guessing it would fit someone up to 220 lbs and 6'2 comfortably.
The coat was designed to fit loosely for easy mobility. The zipper works fine, snaps & buttons are all intact, labels have faded some, but are still readable. VINTAGE ORIGINAL KOREAN WAR US ARMY ARCTIC PARKA M-1951 M51 EARLY VERSION.
Complete and in Excellent Original Condition. M-1951 Hood: Outer hood cotton filled with fur ruff wolf or coyote? See pics of labels for additional details.
CONDITION - Excellent vintage condition overall, very little signs of wear. No holes, no rips, no tears, and all the cords, buttons and snaps are there and appear to be in good working order. The only flaw I saw is a stain about 1/2" x 3" on the right side of the right arm near the cuff (see close up in last pic).Don't know what it is and I haven't tried to remove it. PLEASE SEE ALL PICTURES - WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET. Front fastener - TALON (zipper working). MEASUREMENTS - from 37 to 41 inches chest (size stamped). Coyote trim M-1951 Fur Hood in excellent vintage condition. This is a beautiful original fur trimmed M51 Hood. The item "Vintage Original 1950's Korean War Era U.
M-1951 Fishtail Parka + Hood & Liner" is in sale since Saturday, March 10, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Korea (1950-53)\Original Period Items". The seller is "amerhome" and is located in Winchester, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.