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South African Police 1st Pattern (1960’s)

Sample 1: 

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Portuguese-style jacket as used by bushmen of 31 Battalion.  South Africa produced.

 

Sample 2:

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“Police” version?  Label intact.  Pile liner is like a vest.  Rhodesian production.

Sample 3: 

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Same reddish brown as Sample 2.  Exactly the same cut as later 2nd Pattern jacket.

Sample 4:

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Fabric is twill, different from poplin of jackets.

 

Color Balanced Swatches:

From sample 1:

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From sample 2:

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Brown on South African version (sample 1) is much less red than brown on the Rhodesian version (sample 2).

From Sample 4:

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