Hi Kevin, I have moved this post here to the correct forum.
It is fake.
The NCO's rank collar tabs are totally incorrect in form.
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I don't know Russian stuff but that sticks out a mile, rough jacket clean insignia don't go together.
All of this insignia is now being reproduced in the RF - including the early NKVD buttons.
The attribute noted above by Harryamb2 is entirely correct.
The jacket itself is old - Other than that, this "piece" is a total farce.
Fellow collectors are NOT adversaries to be bested...
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Thanks everyone, I am lucky for choosing to pass this one.