03-08-2014 12:32 PM
Hello Ray ,
The pants are post war to me, the best indicator is the pocket on the front which is a modification from 1947 .
For the blouse, many modifications may be civilian use or cinema ?
Not much to do with the known military models.
This is only my personal opinion.
Well the seller was true to his word and sent me the hat. Not sure what it is or what period and maybe it's not very old. Also it doesn't seem to be quality made. Is it a paratrooper or tanker helmet and what period? There's no markings in it, Ray
Last edited by RayG; 03-09-2014 at 11:20 AM.
The tunic appears to be well made having reinforcements on the sleeve seams and the pocket openings.
Maybe early officers or soldiers private made? Here's a reverse side view. Ray
The inside seam stitching looks to be hand sewn. Is it Russian or some other countries? It doesn't seem to be the best quality.
Also about what date would it be? Ray
Researching tunics and found this one 1912 one that has similar cut smaller pockets with pleated breast pockets that might give a clue as to the period of my tunic and also the type of buttons it might of have. There was evidence of black thread pieces from the original buttons that were on the tunic I have. Here's the photo and description of this tunic. Ray
C002171 WWI M1912 RUSSIAN GYMNASTIOKA. A green/brown cotton shirt with two buttons to the stand up collar with a line of three buttons to the front. All buttons appear to be constructed from horn. Two pleated breast pockets with scalloped flaps and metal snaps are to the chest. There has been additional fabric sewn to each cuff to make the arms longer. The chest measures approximately 44". The tunic shows heavy usage and wear making it a very nice salty and used item. Of Note: So many of these tunics were needed, that there were a variety of variations that included pockets, rear vents and fold back cuffs. Page 133 of "Uniforms of World War I" by Jonathan North and Jeremy Black
Last edited by RayG; 03-15-2014 at 03:09 AM.