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I think these are both made up for theatricals or costuming. :( 

The braid on the top one is the wrong colour and weave to be British Army cavalry or Horse Artillery.  The flat buttons with the POW feathers are wrong and may not even be military and the point-up chevrons on the right sleeve are not a British device.  

The second one looks to be a copy of a late 1800s - Zulu War era? - infantry tunic but the colour of the collar is wrong and it looks far too flimsy to be an issue uniform.  Also wrong buttons.

Below are examples of an RHA tunic and one from the Grenadier Guards, both modelled from the period these two are meant to represent.


GG tunic.jpg

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Hi Karsten, Whilst I fully agree with Peter and would suggest that neither is of military issue or use, the close up of the button strongly suggests, at least to me, that they are livery uniform tunics as the but is livery bearing a baronial or similar coronet and is in the common silver finish rather than the more usual brass/gold military finish? Hope this gives you another avenue to investigate.


Cheers Michael

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