Dec 4 2017

WWII U. S. Navy Deck Parka. Mobile Construction Battalion 1. NXSX98374. 38R

WWII U. S. Navy Deck Parka. Mobile Construction Battalion 1. NXSX98374. 38R

WWII U. S. Navy Deck Parka. Mobile Construction Battalion 1. NXSX98374. 38R

WWII U. S. Navy Deck Parka. Mobile Construction Battalion 1. NXSX98374. 38R

WWII U. S. Navy Deck Parka. Mobile Construction Battalion 1. NXSX98374. 38R

WWII U. S. Navy Deck Parka. Mobile Construction Battalion 1. NXSX98374. 38R

WWII U. S. Navy Deck Parka. Mobile Construction Battalion 1. NXSX98374. 38R

WWII U. S. Navy Deck Parka. Mobile Construction Battalion 1. NXSX98374. 38R

WWII U. S. Navy Deck Parka. Mobile Construction Battalion 1. NXSX98374. 38R

WWII U. S. Navy Deck Parka. Mobile Construction Battalion 1. NXSX98374. 38R

WWII U. S. Navy Deck Parka. Mobile Construction Battalion 1. NXSX98374. 38R

WWII U. S. Navy Deck Parka. Mobile Construction Battalion 1. NXSX98374. 38R

WWII U. S. Navy Deck Parka. Mobile Construction Battalion 1. NXSX98374. 38R

United States Navy deck parka, circa. This piece has been issued and worn. The MCB 1 stencil on the reverse refers to Mobile Construction Battalion 1, which operated in the Pacific Theater. The jacket has the USN stencil on the left breast. The piece is completely original. I suppose it’ll appeal to collectors or NMCB1 personnel. The parka has an alpaca-wool lining, drawstring attached hood, knit cuffs, and a zipper-and-button closure. The outer shell is cotton. All of the buttons are present and functional. HOWEVER , the zipper is busted 1/2-way up the piece. If you wish to wear it, you’ll have to use the buttons or have the zipper replaced. I’ve taken a picture of the issue. It’s not something I’m able to fix. In terms of condition issues, although you’ll have no issue wearing this–should you choose–it’s far from mint. It’s been darned, and you can see the repairs to the reverse, the sleeve, and the bottom quarter. Because it’s an issued piece, it’s also faded and has dirt/grease marks on the outer shell. This is a collector’s piece, not a runway piece. The parka is tagged a 38R. Lying flat, it measures approximately 24″ in the chest, 20.5″ in the shoulders, 24.5 from the shoulder-seam to the end of the cuff. This does not include the knit cuff. It’s 40 from the bottom of the back collar to the hem. The item “WWII U. S. Navy Deck Parka. Mobile Construction Battalion 1. NXSX98374. 38R” is in sale since Sunday, January 29, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Uniforms”. The seller is “acconshor” and is located in Thornhill, Ontario. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States