Original WWII German ARTILLERY UNTEROFFIZIER’S M35 DRESS TUNIC. (Waffenrock M35) Certified
Original WWII German ARTILLERY UNTEROFFIZIER’S M35 DRESS TUNIC. (Waffenrock M35) Certified. The M35 dress tunic was introduced for wear by all ranks on June 29TH 1935 as the walking out, parade and ceremonial dress with the piped, stone grey long pants. The design of the M35 dress tunic was based on the Imperial German army’s service tunic but was a different color and generally of much higher quality. Originally all personnel were issued two M35 dress tunics but manufacture was discontinued in late 1939 or early 1940 and was to be reinstated at the successful conclusion of the war. Regulations of March 21ST 1940 stated that the M35 dress tunics that were no longer suitable for dress wear were to be modified and reissued to personnel of the replacement and reserve units for every day wear. Officers and certain senior NCO ranks were responsible for purchasing their own uniforms and as a result were allotted a clothing allowance through the army’s Kleiderkasse, (Clothing Account), system. The Officers and certain senior NCO’s could choose to purchase their uniforms from the armed forces clothing depots or to privately purchase garments of higher quality. Although enlisted personnel were issued their uniforms from government supplies they were also permitted to purchase privately tailored uniforms although the price may have been restrictive. High quality, private purchase, field-grey wool/tricot blend construction M35 dress tunic features a vertical, eight button front closure with dual metal hooks and eyes positioned at the forward neckline and a lay down, blue/green badge cloth collar. Collar tabs and shoulder straps are original period stitching. High quality bullion breast eagle has been sewn to the tunic Buttons are original stitching. The tunic is roughly a size 36″ chest. Trimmed in red for Artillery. The rank on shoulder straps is UNTEROFFIZIER early, (November 1938-May 1940), second pattern, blue/green badge cloth construction, slip on shoulder strap with bright silver/aluminum, diamond patterned, NCO’s tress to all but the slip on end and bright red rayon waffenfarbe. It has loops sewn for awards and a ribbon bar. A very interesting feature is that the skirt was shortened and the rear buttons removed to make this into a styled “Walking Out” uniform. This was period done by a tailor. VERY INTERESTING modification! A bit of minor mothing (see photos) otherwise excellent condition. An outstanding high quality uniform. Shows the expected age, wear and use. In good but used condition . Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic brought home by a U.S. Veteran. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. EXCELLENT UNTOUCHED EARLY TAILOR MODIFIED UNIFORM! OUTSTANDING Veteran Bringback EXAMPLE!