Jacket, Swanndri

Production date
Circa 1960s
A khaki-coloured green Swanndri jacket with a full metal zip down the front. The garment bears a red, beige, green and black cloth badge below the upper front pocket. The text on the badge reads: "BUSHCRAFT / INSTRUCTOR / MOUNTAIN SAFETY / COUNCIL / FIREARMS". It also has padding made of green rubber coated sacking on the upper right shoulder for resting butt of rifle against and a padded fabric section with metal hook on the wearer's left sleeve. The hook is used to stabilise a rifle for sharpshooting. Two lower front flap pockets and one on the upper left. The jacket has a green lining with red woven through. There is a two buttons and a single buttonhole at each sleeve cuff for adjusting. There is an elasticised band at the back waist with two adjustment buttons on either side. The manufacturing label inside the neckline bears the Swanndri logo and the Woolmark logo and reads: "SWANNDRI / M38 / REG. TRAD MARK/ WOOL WATERPROOFED / A JOHN MACK PRODUCT / MADE IN NEW ZEALAND". The label is black with gold-coloured text. Another label has been attached to the base of this label and is black with white text. It bears the wool mark and reads as follows: "PURE VIRGIN WOOL TRADE MARK".
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Circa 1960s
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Belonged to Bill Saunders who was a keen rifle range shooter and mountain safety officer for many years.
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