in this case, that silver border that runs all along the top of the collar and back and around it is what gives it away first.
this is an NCO waffenrock.
i think these were no longer issued during the war... after 1939.
i think those that were still out there were modified as the war progressed by changes to the collar and removing the cuffs and adding breast pockets... modification for field use... stuff like that.
but i could be wrong here. i'm not a uniform guy so hopefully one will come along who will be more specific and correct me where i am wrong.
This infantry sergeant is wearing a waffenrock, correct. He also have the Heer marksmanship lanyard and some ribbons that I can't quite make out.
I believe that production of the waffenrock ceased in 1940.
Here is Feldwebel Eimer's volksbund grave registry:
Looking for WWII U.S. dog tags