Ultra Rare M-1948 US Army Fishtail Parka (Shell and Liner!) Size Small. M-48 Jacket, Korean War.

Ultra Rare M-1948 US Army Fishtail Parka (Shell and Liner!) Size Small. M-48 Jacket, Korean War.


One of the rarest, and most sought after/ popular US military designs ever made. The fishtail parka is the king of the parkas, and the M-1948 is the king of the fishtail parkas.

These were even hard to come by and extremely sought after in the 1960’s during the British “Mod” explosion, and their lust for good fishtail parkas. Upon handing and wearing this parka, you will understand why this has always been the most sought after. It is unbelievably high quality, which is the reason they were only produced for a year, and in very limited numbers. Because they were so expensive to produce!

The shell is hard enough to find on it’s own, but finding a liner is nearly impossible. Here you get both. Wind resistant cotton sateen shell, complete with working heavy duty TALON zipper, and cigarette/ pen pocket on the arm (arm zipper also working fine), fully adjustable strings and straps everywhere for a custom fit, and tags, as well as the beautiful thick removable liner (which has about 1.5” or thick pristine white wool backing it, and a OD wool lined hood trimmed with coyote fur. No expense was spared in the production of this parka.

This is also by far the most wearable and desirable size (Small). Although it is a size small, these still fit quite large, as they were made to be worn over many layers. But please consult the mannequin photo (Which is a 40/ medium chest size). Although it fits big, it looks incredible that way, and is how it is meant to look.

Some small signs of wear, some well done repairs on the liner. Overall in great shape.

pit to pit 29” (again, the mannequin is size 40/ Medium, so don’t be afraid of this measurement.)
shoulder to shoulder 20”
shoulder to cuff 25”
shoulder to bottom 34”

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