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2 Interesting Military Surplus Items I Bought Recently

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2 Interesting Military Surplus Items I Bought Recently

Post by Kasey Chang » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:39 am

Recently I bought two military surplus items as I thought I needed them and they look interesting. One was somewhat of a disappointment, while the other was definitely a bargain.

1) Revision Military Sawfly Eyewear system: $12.50 from Swisslink

A new set goes for $80-120 though they can be found for $30-40 on eBay. This one is "gently used". I got all three lenses (clear, gray, yellow), a satchel, a belt semi-hard carrier, but no head strap like a genuine one. It's one heck of a bargain... If it fits my head. It didn't. *sigh* This is one heck of a set of glasses, with adjustable arms, and one can order RX carrier so you can fit prescription glasses inside. However, it seems this is regular size, and I need "large"... So I can't wear this. *sigh* Guess this one will stay on my shelf.

2) Finnish Wool Jacket, Used, 2XL: $13.50 from Swisslink

This is a Finnish version of M1965, with peak lapels rather than zipped collars and compatible hood. Similar pockets, and it's thick wool with hidden button closures. Heck, I doubt I can find a jacket of this quality this cheap at a thrift store. I don't own that many jackets and this gray jacket is a good addition to my wardrobe.
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Re: 2 Interesting Military Surplus Items I Bought Recently

Post by hitbyambulance » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:34 am

As a military surplus collector, this is relevant to my interests. I have that same Finnish wool jacket- purchased last year when it was $20. Got the matching trousers as well.

The Austrian combat boots for $13 are a good buy. They were very well used and somewhat abused, but are comfortable and still look good.

Best ever was the wool Romanian long coat. Incredible deal for $17!

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