H052179 CAVALRY EM'S SHOULDER STRAPS. (Schulterklappen)

BACKGROUND: On November 26TH 1938 the first pattern, pointed tip, shoulder straps without waffenfarben, (branch of service color), utilized by EM/NCOís were replaced with a rounded tip shoulder strap that included the branch of service waffenfarben. Originally these second pattern straps were manufactured in blue/green badge cloth until regulations in May 1940 altered their construction to field-grey wool. These second pattern shoulder straps were worn for the duration of the war although a third and final pattern was introduced in September 1944. The different branches of service within the German army were allocated a specific identifying waffenfarbe color, which was displayed as piping on the shoulder straps, with golden yellow being chosen for Cavalry personnel. Of Note: Enlisted Cavalry personnelís shoulder straps signify the ranks of Reiter, Oberreiter, Gefreiter, Obergefreiter and Stabsgefreiter inclusively

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Later, second pattern, (circa May 1940-1945) field-grey wool construction, slip on shoulder straps with golden yellow wool waffenfarbe piping. The bottoms of the straps and the slip on retaining tongues are also in field-grey wool and the bottoms of the slip on tongues have a grey rayon reinforcement panel machine stitched in place. Nice!

GRADE ****1/2                             PRICE $238.00 (Or Best Offer)

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