M-44 Heer tunic
M-44 Heer tunic bought at a old flea market 30 some years ago it is a salty tunic and not your textbook M-44 however I have seen them and owned one made from a cut down overcoat. I have even seen some from cutdown WW1 uniforms. timothy
08-08-2013 12:42 AM
This one is not the Feldbluse from the 1944 Neue Uniform, it is a shortened Feldbluse 1933 modified 1943.
When was it modified ?
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Thanks a bunch JP I have always been curious about it as I have seen a lot of weird modified later in the war stuff. That explains a lot of things. I will look closer at the M-33 in FeldBluse. timothy
I cannot be certain, but the makers code "0649" may welll indicate it was made somewhere in the Rhineland.
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Thanks Adrian I found 0650 as a Rineland maker and I think this one is also I almost said this in opening post that would be pretty neat. timothy
Interesting to see, thank you for posting.
Timothy, Can you post some pics of it full from the front, please?
I want to see the cut. I'm trying to get the feel of these late war tunics.
M-44 Type Tunic
Here you go Dean I hope this is what you want as my original pictures didn't show a good overall front shot. Bear in mind this is not the wide band on the waist that is found on the Neue M-44 that is what had me baffled until JP identified it as a cutdown M-33 I have seen a lot of different cuts of these reworked late in the war I once had one made from a M-40 overcoat with shortened collar and cut at the waist with added front pockets I had a collector friend that had one made from a WW1 tunic! cut down with front pockets added still had the BAX 1916 marks in it. I think there is a good chance this one was made or rather reworked in the Rhineland as RBN 0649 as Ade says is a Rineland maker this one is 0649 I found 0650 as a Rhineland maker
and I think this is also a Rhineland maker that is why I said pretty neat as my Dad (94th) infantry Div fought in the Rhineland. timothy
Hi Timothy, I used to have an excellent M33 feldbluse and I absolutely agree that this was once one that has been converted to M44. It is really interesting to see how this has been done, a superb jacket!! Leon.
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Thanks Leon those m-33 they say are really rare in these days just not many of them to choose from you just don't see them for sale. I let a lot of good tunics go in the past boy I wish I still had some of them. timothy