08-25-2015 03:14 PM
The shoulder boards are post war, my guess is the whole thing is, but wait for the more knowledgeable to comment.
Thanks Douglas. That was my fear, but wanted to be sure. Still, I will wait for others to reply as well.
My guess is its a West German Customs Tunic c.1960's but it could be forrestry, I dont really know.
It's rather absurdly put together from post-war components:
The tunic is from the Bundesgrenzschutz [Federal Border Guard].
The collar patches are from the Bavarian Landespolizei [State Police]; rank is Polizei-Hauptmeister. Collar rank insignia were worn from 1965 to 1974. They were preceded by stripes worn on the lower sleeves and replaced by shoulder boards with rank stars.
Have a look here for more info: Polizeihistorische Sammlung - Bayern 1965-74
The shoulder boards are Bundeswehr [Army]. Rank is Unteroffizier. The green branch color is for infantry (including mountain infantry) and Panzer Grenadiers.
And the EK2 ribbon has no business being there.
Last edited by HPL2008; 08-25-2015 at 05:12 PM.
I believe this may be a mix...A West-German Police Tunic with various postwar-manufactured insignia...
Thanks everyone for your help and insight into this tunic. I had my hunches but wanted to be sure before making a mistake.