H000884 PANZERJÄGER HAUPTMANN'S M36 SERVICE TUNIC. (Dienstrock)
BACKGROUND: The Officer’s service tunic followed the basic design of the EM/NCO’s field blouse with the most readily visible difference, besides the insignia, being the turned up French cuffs. Officers and certain senior NCO ranks were responsible for purchasing their own uniforms and as a result were allotted a clothing allowance through the army’s Kleiderkasse, (Clothing Account), system. The Officers and certain senior NCO’s could choose to purchase their uniforms from the armed forces clothing depots or to privately purchase garments of higher quality. Although enlisted personnel were issued their uniforms from government supplies they were also permitted to purchase privately tailored uniforms although the price may have been restrictive.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Nice quality, private purchase, field-grey, wool/rayon blend construction tunic features a vertical, six button front closure with dual metal hooks and eyes positioned at the forward neckline. Nice "P" cyphers to the shoulder boards. The "P" indicated, Panzerjäger, which literally translated means "Armor hunter", but figuratively indicated "Anti-tank" personnel. Panzer officer collar tabs, shoulder boards and officer’s breast eagle all look to be original period stitching. Buttons again all look original to the tunic. Award loops for one breast badge and one ribbon bar. Original internal dagger hanger strap is still present. The tunic is roughly a size 34" chest. Shows the expected light age and use. Very nice tunic.
GRADE ****1/4 PRICE $1,400.00
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