Bob is right, of course, the black uniform was worn for a time, and the significant time, by all branches.
by BOB COLEMAN
This is a cunning and insidious piece, with an above average effort at deception.
Again, I wish I could examine it, and then I would be utterly certain, but I am pretty certain.
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Sorry to have to write this, and happy new year all the same.
01-01-2016 05:55 AM
thank you all for the help with this one.
Sorry, wish I could give you better news. This kind of thing hardly grows on trees, and one of ten thousand is real. I was lucky, actually.
Good luck to you.
Others here spend a great deal of time looking for fakes. I do not, other than what is absolutely necessary.