The M-1951 field jacket was the successor to the M-1943 Field Jacket and later replaced by the M-1965 Field Jacket.
The M-1951 was given snap fasteners instead of buttons to cover the zipper. Other distinguishing features were the button cuffs, a pointed collar and a separate hood that buttoned on to the collar (the latter of which could also be fit to the m-65). It also added a second drawstring to the bottom hem, and added holes to allow adjustment of the waist drawstring from the outside of the jacket, a feature which was later removed in the M-1965 model.
In addition; it also added buttons for an internal wool-pile liner, it is also compatible with the button spacing of most quilted nylon M-65 liners, though there will be unused buttons when used with the M-1951.
No size tag. Zipper in perfect condition and no staining or distressing on garment.
Armpit to Armpit: 22”
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18”
Total Length: 32”
Head to our Sizing Guide to see if this will fit you.
*Please note, all of our items are vintage and used and will naturally have some wear. We think it all just adds to the piece’s charm. We’ll always do our best to properly document any obvious imperfections.
**Colors may vary slightly between photos on screen and actual piece.