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M-1910 FELDGRAU TUNIC – LEUTNANT – PIONIER-Bataillon Nr 5 – PRUSSIA

SKU: 15-492

$3,995.00

This is a Leutnant’s feldgrau M-1910 tunic from Niederschlesisches Pionier-Bataillon Nr 5. The unit was raised in 1816, right after the Napoleonic Wars ended. It was garrisoned in Glogau and assigned to the V. Armeekorps. The tunic is constructed from an exceptional, feldgrau-colored, wool gabardine material. It sports a single row of eight subdued, crowned buttons running down the tunic’s center. It also features red trim down the center, and black piping at the cuffs. The same black piping is seen on the collar. Two subdued buttons appear on each cuff. (They are the same size as those down the center). The second buttonhole from the top boasts a 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class ribbon sewn into it, as is correct. The left breast sports two loops for the insertion of a 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class. Above that are the remnants of a ribbon bar’s loops. Sewn-in Leutnant’s regimental shoulder boards are mounted to the tunic’s shoulders. Each bears the regimental designation. It is important to note that the shoulder boards are of the M-1915 variety. They are subdued, matching the tunic. Each has a small button to assist in attaching them to the tunic. The tunic’s reverse displays red trim on the vent, and six more subdued buttons. Perhaps three-to-five small moth nips show up on the tunic’s exterior, as well as one small field repair on the left sleeve’s reverse. A repair has also been made to a seam on the right sleeve. It has been resewn. Inside the tunic is a fine, complete silk liner, which is in good condition. A tailor’s label is at the neck, although I cannot determine his identity or location. I like a lot of things about this tunic. Above all, is its condition, since the tunic was obviously worn in the field. Our chap did not work in an office. He was very much at the Front. The tunic is not perfect, but it is well made. For an example that saw front-line action, it is just dandy!

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This is a Leutnant’s feldgrau M-1910 tunic from Niederschlesisches Pionier-Bataillon Nr 5. The unit was raised in 1816, right after the Napoleonic Wars ended. It was garrisoned in Glogau and assigned to the V. Armeekorps. The tunic is constructed from an exceptional, feldgrau-colored, wool gabardine material. It sports a single row of eight subdued, crowned buttons running down the tunic’s center. It also features red trim down the center, and black piping at the cuffs. The same black piping is seen on the collar. Two subdued buttons appear on each cuff. (They are the same size as those down the center). The second buttonhole from the top boasts a 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class ribbon sewn into it, as is correct. The left breast sports two loops for the insertion of a 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class. Above that are the remnants of a ribbon bar’s loops. Sewn-in Leutnant’s regimental shoulder boards are mounted to the tunic’s shoulders. Each bears the regimental designation. It is important to note that the shoulder boards are of the M-1915 variety. They are subdued, matching the tunic. Each has a small button to assist in attaching them to the tunic. The tunic’s reverse displays red trim on the vent, and six more subdued buttons. Perhaps three-to-five small moth nips show up on the tunic’s exterior, as well as one small field repair on the left sleeve’s reverse. A repair has also been made to a seam on the right sleeve. It has been resewn. Inside the tunic is a fine, complete silk liner, which is in good condition. A tailor’s label is at the neck, although I cannot determine his identity or location. I like a lot of things about this tunic. Above all, is its condition, since the tunic was obviously worn in the field. Our chap did not work in an office. He was very much at the Front. The tunic is not perfect, but it is well made. For an example that saw front-line action, it is just dandy!