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Anybody from Sweden ? m39 tunic button / collar tabs needed !

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    Default Anybody from Sweden ? m39 tunic button / collar tabs needed !

    Ok, here is the story, I decided to get Swedish m39 tunic to use to display my German medals (pockets only). Once I received a brand new m39/58 tunic, I decided to do a display of the tunic and m26 helmet I have. So my dilemma is that I need to find buttons and collar tabs (infantry) along with a belt. I searched online, but didn't find anything. Anybody in Sweden willing to help ? Thanks !
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Default Re: Anybody from Sweden ? m39 tunic button / collar tabs needed !

    Here is the tunic dated 1942, but redone in 1958 style.

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    I basically want to complete the tunic so that I can present it with my helmet.
    So buttons, collars tabs, shoulder boards and belt are needed.

    Any help is appreciated.
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Default Re: Anybody from Sweden ? m39 tunic button / collar tabs needed !

    Here's your Infantry collar tabs: www.militarlagret.se (They do ship internationally, send them a mail and they will help you)

    You need to remove the back pockets, and re-stitch the part underneath the arms. The cotton placed there is post war.
    Thirdly you need to re-open the back slit in the jacket (you should be able to see where it has been sewn shut)

    The last thing you need to do, is to make two shoulder boards of the excess material from the two back pockets you removed in step 1.

    Here is a guide (alas in Swedish) on how to re-make a M/39-58 into a wartime M/39. Perhaps the pictures can be of help? Föreningen Beredskapstid 1939-1945 - ReMOSitory

    Why did you remove the buttons? If they are metal, and with the three crowns, they should be good as far as I am aware.

    NB: You need regimental number on the shoulder boards.
    Svensk uniform.jpg

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    Default Re: Anybody from Sweden ? m39 tunic button / collar tabs needed !

    Wow, great. I got it without buttons :-(
    I will make all the changes and thanks for all the info.
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Default Re: Anybody from Sweden ? m39 tunic button / collar tabs needed !

    Quote by meyle77 View Post
    Wow, great. I got it without buttons :-(
    I will make all the changes and thanks for all the info.
    ohh, I didn't know that. That is sad. I will try to see what I can do.
    I might be of more luck, since I live a couple of hours drive from Sweden

    If you are in doubt during the "remake", ask before you do anything.

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    Default Re: Anybody from Sweden ? m39 tunic button / collar tabs needed !

    Yeah, I got it cheap and it was to be used for something else, but now I decided to keep it original.
    Thanks for all your help. Pocket removal and rear seam opening seem easy, but shoulder boards will be tricky.
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Default Re: Anybody from Sweden ? m39 tunic button / collar tabs needed !

    Yes, the shoulder boards are a real pain in the a**, but take your time with them.
    The main concern is, that you can't afford to make an error, since all the fabric you've got is the fabric left over from the two rear pockets.

    One more thing. There is two different sizes on the buttons. The smaller buttons are used for the shoulder boards and the breast pockets.
    I think you are able to see them on the picture I posted earlier.

    All buttons are grey aluminium buttons with three crowns on them.
    Beware of grey post war plastic buttons! They look similar, and it is only when you are holding them in your hand, that you are able to tell them apart.

    Here a couple of pictures with my spare buttons:

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    Default Re: Anybody from Sweden ? m39 tunic button / collar tabs needed !

    Yes, i know about shoulder boards - time to ask a friend :-)
    Yes, those are buttons that nobody has :-(
    Thanks again !
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Default Re: Anybody from Sweden ? m39 tunic button / collar tabs needed !

    So I removed the rear pockets - do I remove the lining that was behind the pocket flap as well ? (I assume so for the write-up).

    Next step open up the rear seam.
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    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Default Re: Anybody from Sweden ? m39 tunic button / collar tabs needed !

    The Swedish guide don't mention the rear pocket liner, but I removed it on my own.
    Be careful when you remove it

    I'm still looking for some buttons to send your way.

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