USAAF Vest, Emergency Sustenance, Type C-1
Manufactured by Sears Roebuck & Co. of Philadelphia. Commonly known as the C-1 survival vest. Viewed from the front the material is in good overall condition and complete with all of the usual pockets. However, the back of the vest has been modified with the removal of the tying straps and has been stitched up to form a waistcoat that opens at the front only. The pistol holster remains in place but one of the rear pockets (personal items) has been removed. When displayed or worn this wouldn't be too obvious and the modifications do make it easier to use. All the pockets are labelled for contents and there is a colour AAF winged star printed to left breast. AAF labelled and with inspection stamps. Priced accordingly. Stock code S21037.