M36 Inf. shoulder boards, original?
I came across these boards through a picker friend....he had no idea what they were, but saved them for me. I have mixed feelings about these.....I like the stitching of the two separate pieces of cloth on the underside of the straps and I like the button and cipher indents, but I'm still learning boards. The piping style is correct, but looks a little large???? Any help would greatly be appreciated! Thanks in advance! ........my UV light is broken......so I don't know if they glow, they do smell old, lol....
06-26-2014 01:35 AM
If they seem large they may be from a greatcoat??
The boards look the correct size for a tunic, the piping looks thicker/larger.
I could really use some advice and opinions on these!
I dont like the piping on these looks very thick but the backs look good so not 100% sure sorry
I know, it's tough with these! There things I like and things I don't, lol........
Anybody else have opinions? I would appreciate it!
IMO they look good...
EM/NCO shoulderstraps worn on the Feldbluse or greatcoat were the same.
When an EM/NCO shoulderstrap is larger than usual, generally it's because the unit number has three digits...
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Thanks J, my concern was the size of the piping, it looks thicker, but could just be a variant. I liked the patch reverse, seeing stitching like that is usually a good sign of originality....still would like more opinions guys!
Anyone else????? I'd really like some more input! Thanks!!!