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M43 SS tunic

Article about: Hello all. I just found this forum this morning and thought that I would show you my SS tunic. It is a mint un-issued m43 in Italian wool. While it lacks any runic or rank insignia, it does

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    Hi Guys,this is my firs post in this Forum.

    herrgeezer,your tunic looks very nice,how do you think to restore it?

    Best,
    Francesco
    Hello Francesco. I have decided not to sew any of the insignia on this tunic, instead I just place pieces of insignia on it and display them for awhile until I decide to create another look. Here are a few pictures of it as it now is displayed as a radio SS-Oberschütze with "Götz von Berlichingen" ... nothing sewn on.

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    All the best,
    David

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    Beautiful condition tunic! And some nice looking insignia and badges as well! What is the grade of the Close Combat in the second photo? William
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Thanks Mike for bringing up this old thread.

    The tunic is the classic SS pattern. Note the five button front, two holes for the belt ramp support hooks. Also note the lining to the inside and the cut of this on the lower left side and how this set at an angle.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Very nice tunic and I applaud you for not making it (permanently) into anything it was not during wartime.

    How clever to use various insignia for display pruposes. It also demonstrates you have very good taste in authentic SS cloth insignia. It is always a joy to see authentic SS tunics.

    Bob Hritz
    I am seeking Golden Party Badge # 77578, Luftwaffe blue summerweight flight pants, used Geschwader Immelmann officer's cuff title.

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    Quote by Wagriff View Post
    Beautiful condition tunic! And some nice looking insignia and badges as well! What is the grade of the Close Combat in the second photo? William

    Thank you William. Are you speaking of the pocket badge on the Heer tunic? If so that is a nice JFS General Assault Badge which has a darkened patina from age.
    All the best,
    David

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    Quote by Bob Hritz View Post
    Very nice tunic and I applaud you for not making it (permanently) into anything it was not during wartime.

    How clever to use various insignia for display pruposes. It also demonstrates you have very good taste in authentic SS cloth insignia. It is always a joy to see authentic SS tunics.

    Bob Hritz
    Thanks for your comments Bob. I have really struggled with this because I've always wanted a nice NCO tunic and just have not been able to attain it. I purchased all original NCO tresse for the collar and a near mint set of BeVo flat wire tabs for a Unterscharführer with the intent of actually doing what you appreciate I didn't do. In the end I just can't bring myself to Frankenstein this tunic so I lay the insignia on it as you see. The nap of the Italian wool actually holds the insignia on kinda like velcro.

    Thanks to all for the kind comments and expressions.



    Last edited by herrgeezer; 10-25-2011 at 03:17 AM.
    All the best,
    David

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    Way cool thanks for showing!!!!!

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    Hello David, I was asking about the close combat clasp above the left breast pocket on the tunic in the photo with the MP40? Thanks! William
    William

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    Quote by Wagriff View Post
    Hello David, I was asking about the close combat clasp above the left breast pocket on the tunic in the photo with the MP40? Thanks! William
    OK .... that's a bronze clasp.
    All the best,
    David

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