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H038977 ADMINISTRATIVE ELEVATED/MEDIUM GRADE OFFICIAL'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 (one hook is missing) and eyes positioned at the forward neckline. Administration collar tabs, shoulder boards and officer’s breast eagle are all original stitching. There was a cufftitle on the right sleeve that has been removed. Buttons look to be mostly original stitching. The tunic is roughly a size 38" chest. Shows the expected light age and use. Nice, untouched original tunic.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $1,075.00

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