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HELP- which branch? Hungarian wintercoat (major)

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Hello,

Recently found this Hungarian overcoat for a major and was wondering of which branch it is?

I know the regular colors but not this double coloured "paroli".

Based on WW1 I thought it might be General Staff?

Regards, Erik

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Based on Interwar and WWII period I would say this is General Staff but the colour should be black (on the photo it looks like brown...) bordered with red. AFAIK there were only two army branches in Hungarian Army with two colours - General Staff and Border Guard (green colour bordered with red).

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I think it is General Staff. The black may have faded over the years.

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Yes, major of the General Staff. 

The Border Guards (határőr) units had double coolors until 1940 - after that they wore the same green as the infantry, however the name has changed határvadász (literally Border Hunters), and introduced special insignia, the eagle patch and feathers.

The Gendarmerie also had double colors: madder red on steel green.

Previously in the twenties, the paymasters (hadbiztos) had double colors: cornflower blue on black.

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