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    I believe the uniform piping is consistent with the collar tab piping.

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    I was just confused because I saw breeches piped in cornflower blue, but I guess those came out in 1943 along with the new shoulderboards.

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    Nkvd officers had gymnasterka with raspberry pipping (collar and cuffs), for all branch (except the administration of Gulag and Militia which are different).

    Two of my M35 uniforms : security state and border guard officers.
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    tabs on shinels (coats) are identical than collar tabs on gymnasterkas.
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    breeches were dark blue with raspberry pipping.

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    Caps were blue for State security and Internal troops
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    Green for Border guards.

    If the officer choose a pilotka: kaki with raspberry pipping and a sewn fabric star: green for the border guards and brick red for the others,
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    idem for budenovka and Panama : Here is a panama of State security sergent. as you van see, rank insignias are different in NKVD security State . Two square enamel is for "sergent" , which is equivalent to a rank of second lieutenant in other branches of the army
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    This is the M35 regulation because before there was no goldened pipping on NKVd officers collar tabs. This is a 1929 French tunic of border troops, raspberry pipping for privates and officers
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    Blue pipping for tunic and breeches is for he regulation of 1943 in NKVD State security and internal troops.
    Border guards had green pipping since 1943.

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