Original Imperial German WWI Feldgrau M-1915 Greatcoat With Hussar Regiment Shoulder Boards - Dated 1918
Original Item: Only One Available. A very fine example of a field used Model 1915 Enlisted Men's Greatcoat in Feldgrau with Hussars regimental shoulder boards. Absolutely one of the finest field used condition pieces of WWI Imperial German Feldgrau we have ever had.
Imperial German Feldgrau uniforms are incredibly hard to find, especially Enlisted Uniforms. Aside from the attrition of clothing worn in the trenches, much was burned as a result of the Spanish Influenza Pandemic and lice infestations. What survived was either worn out by veterans who repurposed their old uniforms as everyday clothing following the bleak years during the massive depression that raged throughout Germany, or, was simply repurposed or converted for use with the Reichswehr. It is for these reasons that on the collector’s market today Imperial German Officer’s uniforms are far more common than enlisted. While enlisted uniforms were either destroyed, worn out, or repurposed, officers' uniforms, on the other hand, were generally preserved by the veterans and their families, who could simply afford to do so.
This exceptional specimen is complete with all of its original painted buttons, however, they are the later pebbled buttons, which means this was more then likely worn post war as well. The shoulder boards are still attached properly and have a cypher for a Hussars regiment. Exterior condition is good, with only very minor mothing here and there as well as snag tears. The collar appears to have been either a field replacement or a field repair, adding a lovely personal touch to the coat!
Comes more than ready for further research and display.
Collar to shoulder: 10"
Shoulder to sleeve: 26.5”
Shoulder to shoulder: 18”
Chest width: 20"
Waist width: 20"
Hip width: 24”
Front length: "46.5
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