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Just got this from ebay - though I only collect US itmes as a side - I could not resist the bullion rank / qualification badge on this one. Though I dont have this one in hand, would it be safe to say WW2 to Korea vintage? I am also going on a limb to think that this one had 6 overseas stripes - I would guess Silent Service or PTboat???

any moe additional information on her would be greatly apreciated.

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The 6 lower sleeve stripes indicate 24 years of service with good conduct. Per 1943 regulations, Chief Petty Officers (this being a surface craft's Chief Torpedoman's Mate-- ?destroyer, or any other vessel that had torpedoes EXCEPT submarines) who had a minimum of 12 years service and 3 consecutive good conduct ratings could wear such bullion insignia.

At that time, submarine qualification insignia was worn on the right lower sleeve. Not sure when the metal badge worn over ribbons was introduced instead.

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OK - thanks for all the replies - but just to clarify:

1)Certainly not a Sub guy. But a torpedoman on a PT boat or destroyer or ???

2)Possilby WW2 era tunic? or can it be no ealirer than 1950 per Davids comments?

I really lucked out on this one as search on ebay for "unknown" turned this one up....

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so it could even be a 2007 issue uniform? :(

I am in the Coast Guard, so I am speaking from that stance. Our Chief's insignia is still done in bullion.

Based upon the patina on the insignia on your jacket, I think that it is of a much older vintage than 2007. It could be WW2 era.

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