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Swiss Alpenflage Jacket - 1955

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by mungeous, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. mungeous

    mungeous Clanker

    I've managed to lay my hands on this jacket but know next to F@@K all about it.
    I was given it to eBay and donate the profit to H4H. Other than a short description on w3.kamouflage.net I can't find owt.
    Can anyone tell me any more and how much I should let it go for?


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  2. unfortunatly comman as shi-ite & not worth very much at all, lucky to get £20.00 for it... sorry :(
  3. msr

    msr Clanker

  4. Bugsy

    Bugsy Crow

    I think you'll find that it's not even Swiss. I lived in Switzerland for seven years and you'd see the lads cutting about in their DPM on most weekends. It looked nothing like that.

  5. Mr_C_Hinecap

    Mr_C_Hinecap Clanker

    It does look like the original Swiss DPM, which used to have a value. IIRC, the Swiss used to destroy their old & surplus DPM so there was never any available anywhere - the scarcity gave it value.

    Of course, that stopped a while back, the market flooded, normalized and prices ended up the same as every other national pattern. It certainly was 'of interest' a while back.
  6. Tartan_Terrier

    Tartan_Terrier Clanker

  7. mungeous

    mungeous Clanker

    Thanks for the reply gents, I will ham it up a bit with the usual and get it sold. It looked gucci anyway.
    MSR - chiefies eyes lit up like a small childs at Christmas when I showed him your work. I now need to get the employer notification done and we're away.
    Many Thanks,

  8. dogs_bollox

    dogs_bollox Clanker MiA (Donor)

    When you list it, make sure you use those magical letters that guarantee to up the value by 3 fold ----- SAS. It's for a ferkin good cause.

    If some cnut believes that and is willing to part with cold cash for it then caveat emptor.

  9. thegimp

    thegimp Clanker

    I believe it belonged to chris ryan when he was in mountain troop :)
  10. mungeous

    mungeous Clanker


    It's on, I've told no lies, but do I need to 'them' it up a bit more?



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  11. strut_jack

    strut_jack Clanker MiA (Donor)

    Looking for something to make it extra crunchy?

    Lots of Swiss Alpenflage to be found in the ranks of the KLA in Kosovo back in 1999.

    Sooo, perfect for a member of 'Them' looking to blend in with his Albanian muckers whilst calling in NATO airstrikes on Serb positions.

    Or even a member of the Int Corps looking to build rapport while meeting KLA fighters post conflict...allegedly.
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