I did the rounds the other day , hitting the local used clothing stores and junk shops . Looking for camo or anything WWII . Without any luck , my last stop was a rather junky , junk shop that I don't usually hit . After asking them if they had any military items , which they said they didn't . I spied this in the show case , I guess they didn't think it was military ! So I got it cheap ! And when I asked a collector friend with the same last name if it was a relation , it proved to be one . So just wanting to see what trades he can come up with . And it will have a new home . You never know what you can find when you go hunting .