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My only M15 with a 1917 visor cap.

 

Foot Artillery Hauptmann 

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Very nice 

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Here is my 3rd Garde Grenadier Regiment tunic.  B.A.G. marked and dated 1917.

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On 11/08/2018 at 09:37, ccj said:

My only M15 with a 1917 visor cap.

 

Foot Artillery Hauptmann 

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Superb ! but why the collar litzen ?  Guards ? first Garde fuss artillerie regiment

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I think the officer was transferred to from Guard unit to a unit vested wartime 

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1 hour ago, ccj said:

I think the officer was transferred to from Guard unit to a unit vested wartime 

what appears on the shoulderboards?

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Fußartillerie Btn 62

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Thanks , perhaps he was a G FAR ,officer detached to the Btn 62 in temporary commision

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Yes, most likely 

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M15 issue piece  - my first ww1 tunicindex-6.thumb.jpg.94fafe9109d6c48307c22fee8c241964.jpgindex-8.thumb.jpg.fcf9801e02d14bc410496065d40a23d7.jpgindex-7.thumb.jpg.86a3d68d7cf5be7a75c245476b2de26d.jpgindex-9.thumb.jpg.2807aab2cd326f7ae8777b04fa9549d2.jpgindex-19.thumb.jpg.17b18ca8477ab0ea4e9155e6190f110e.jpgindex-10.thumb.jpg.06cb5f9c80bdb3f7a0a6e0fe4147cb01.jpgindex-21.thumb.jpg.8136ed8f08953e1da4ed69fa1df4f5c2.jpg
 

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Nice piece, looks as directly from the Bekleidungs depot 

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Bayerisches 9th Infanterie-Regiment Hauptmann Franz Geßlein’s Bluse

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That’s very nice

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Here is a quite rare M15 Officer's bluse.  This one is marked "B.A.I." and dated 1917.  Shoulder boards are subdued lieutenant's numbered "43".  This is not a converted enlisted model but rather one made as an officer's.  I understand that officer's in the field did not always have access to private tailors to purchase replacement uniforms but they could purchase one from their Clothing Depot. 

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3 hours ago, Jeff Noll said:

Here is a quite rare M15 Officer's bluse.  This one is marked "B.A.I." and dated 1917.  Shoulder boards are subdued lieutenant's numbered "43".  This is not a converted enlisted model but rather one made as an officer's.  I understand that officer's in the field did not always have access to private tailors to purchase replacement uniforms but they could purchase one from their Clothing Depot. 

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Hi Jeff,

it was my understanding that Depots would sell to officers, but they converted Other ranks to officers? Does it have a Soldbuch Pocket?

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Chris,  This was never an enlisted tunic.  I haven't had it off the torso for years and don't remember if it has a solbuch pocket but the tunic was made without any holes for belt ramps.  Besides the obvious officer's collar there are also hooks on the skirt.  Jeff

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Hello, According with the regulations , German officers weared private tailored tunics either manufactured by specialized tailors of the Civilian or regimental ones . if dont exists in Berlin the equivalent of Saville Row ,existed perhaps more militay tailors .In wartime many alteration took place. and specially after 1916 . the quality of the cloths varied widely . many times the same cloth was used for officers and men Blusen alike . otherwise many senior NCOs and inclusive OYVs used to wear officers type tunics privately purchased .

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In support Bayern's comments this tunic has the enlisted type Bluse liner and the wool is very coarse.  Hardly private purchase quality doeskin.  Seems like whoever made this tunic for the depot also made enlisted ones.  I will reiterate I can find no signs of alteration or modifications.

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