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'French' cut uniform of a Political Commissar of the Signals troops

Article about: Hey all! Got this nice piece in the mail recently. Signals commissar, possibly at the 'Senior Politruk' rank. One sleeve star is missing sadly, and the other has been damaged by moths. The c

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    Hey all!

    Got this nice piece in the mail recently.

    Signals commissar, possibly at the 'Senior Politruk' rank.
    One sleeve star is missing sadly, and the other has been damaged by moths.
    The collar tabs have a civilian material backing on the reverse.
    Breast pocket buttons are earlier, pre-35 types.

    With all of this information, my rough estimate on the production date of this 'french' cut jacket is 1935-6

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    'French' cut uniform of a Political Commissar of the Signals troops
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    'French' cut uniform of a Political Commissar of the Signals troops

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    What does "French cut" mean?
    I can only find hairstyles whith that searchword.

    How many holes you can find from collartabs? That helps solve the rank tunic had. I use round-tipped Knitting needle for that kind of thing.
    I'ts quite universal thing, people picking every!!! shiny insignia Off from military tunics.

    Nice tunic.

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    From wikipedia: French (Russian: френч) was the designation of a particular type of military jacket or tunic in the Russian Empire and later in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).
    French (tunic) - Wikipedia.

    On the collar tabs, there are 2 holes, one for the signals branch insignia and one for a single rectangle (could also be a rhombus but unlikely). Reverse under the collar shows 3 rank insignia holes, which makes me think the owner was promoted from Politruk to Senior Politruk at some point, simply switching his collar tabs.

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    Danija,

    Unlike some collectors I like uniforms that have the "been there", look. Really like yours. Concerning the label of French, style tunic it has to do with how the tunic is tailored. The Red Army was influenced in some areas by how the French tailored their uniforms. Not for sure but I believe the time span you reference might be correct 1935-36. Maybe earlier and maybe later. Who knows. I do know French style Red Army tunics usually demand more of a premium than standard tunics. All because they are French style. Had a really nice French cut Commissar's Air Force blouse years ago. But ended up selling it when my funds were low. Wish I had it back.

    Regards,

    Gerry C

    JustMeinKC!

    The only thing I really know is... I don't know anything

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    I think it's named 'French' after the British Field Marshall.

    If it were for the country, it would be described as 'frantszuskiy'.

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    Thanks for the information. I stand corrected and further educated.

    Gerry C

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