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Korean War US Army M-1951 Field Jacket - This is a US Army field jacket. As issued during the Korean war. Type M-1951. Of canvis construction. Complete with a heavy duty liner.

Four pocket style. Two upper and two lower. They are covered by a canvis flap. the front is secured shut by using a brass zipper. large, plastic brown buttons are also provided as a means to close the jacket. A draw string is placed at the waist level and one is in the bottom section.

This jacket does not have any patches. However, it was common for soldiers to place the rank and unit patch in the arms.

This page is a recognition and identification guide for Korean War US military uniforms. Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points that should be noted.

One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my Korean war US uniform worth?". A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the uniforms is reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the American military uniforms in the collector's market is illustrated.

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The jacket has information stamped with black ink in two different places in the inside. over time and with regular wear, the information becomes difficult to read.

One of the stamps reads as follows:

Size regular Small
Chest from
Height from
Stock no.

the second stamping contains information regarding the use of the jacket. most of the concepts are very basic and common sense. However, the manufacturer still required to print it.

Jacket, shell, Field M-1951
wear as an outer garment in cold
climate and intermediate

This US uniform is currently being reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this headgear. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the collectible.

If you have an interest is seeing other Korean War American military uniforms, you can do so by going to our Korean war US Military uniforms identification guide. Where we cover Army, Navy, Army Air Force and other organizations.


The value for the Korean War US Uniforms and other military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com . The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.

Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Value $60.00 $70.00 $80.00 $100.00 $125.00
Availability Medium Medium Medium Rare Rare
Invest Grade B B B A A

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