Jacket, Field, Olive Drab. Size 38. Universally known as the M-1941 or M-41, the jacket was developed from the designs of civilian windcheaters, entered service in 1941 and became standard issue for many American forces during WW2. Manufactured with a tightly woven, wind-resistant, lightweight light olive drab No.2 cotton poplin with a wool flannel lining. It features a front zip behind a buttoned storm flap, two front slash pockets and a notched lapel collar. Although lightweight and comfortable, the M-41 wasn't particularly warm or waterproof and was intended to be replaced by the M-43. In practice, production delays meant that the M-41 saw service until the end of the war. This example has light marking but aside from minor wear on the collar fold, it is free of damage or repairs. The Talon zip functions correctly and the lining has only very minor moth trailing. The partially detached label is marked with size and contract details. The top centre button is absent. There is evidence of a name patch/tag removal at the left breast where the jacket has been stencilled 'U.S.N.' Now much reproduced this original is in very good '+' condition. Stock code J25916.
Approximate measurements: pit to pit 20", pit to waist 15", pit to cuff 20", shoulder seam to cuff 23.5", collar seam to waist 27"