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Bulgarian 1936 greenish field drab uniform .
Old 02-02-2020, 08:57 AM   #1
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Default Bulgarian 1936 greenish field drab uniform .

Does anyone have any examples of the Bulgarian 1936 greenish field drab uniform ( or coloured illustration) worn by privates and ncos ?

Already seen the officers version courtesy of 'ripper'.
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Old 02-10-2020, 03:33 AM   #2
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not sure what you refer to with "greenish field drab" uniform? The wool uniforms were brown, only the linen summer uniforms are slight olive colour. Sadly Bulgarian enlisted uniforms are very rare and not think even in Bulgarian museums - i know only 1 example of enlisted M42 tunic for example and it is in storage in a museum outside Bulgaria. I have an enlisted M36 greatcoat and summer field cap and can post later, if interested (or is interest mainly to see tunics?)

There are some colour slides taken around time of German invasion of Greece and Jugoslavia in 1941, that show enlisted M36 uniforms in true colour (not modern colourisations). In 2nd photo is mix of units, artillery wear mostly M36, infantry mostly M32.

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Old 02-10-2020, 03:43 AM   #3
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Photos of original enlisted M36 summer tunic (enlisted model upgraded to officer, which is occasionally seen in period photos, but rare) and NCO model M36 for a shkolnik, that was on ebay awhile ago, although the brown handsewn shoulderboards seem strange and not entirely sure are original. The shkolnik uniform (with breeches and krumovka) was on ebay awhile ago, but sadly i forgot to save the other photos of it. Belt hooks on back were rimless enlisted type. Neither of these tunics is in my collection.

Enlisted and NCOs had different models of wool tunic in the 1936 regulations. Enlisted had only 2 chest pockets. NCO M36 had 4 pockets and back was cut like officers.
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Old 02-12-2020, 09:23 PM   #4
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The scholnik jacket is original to the period, this type o f winter uniform was used all the way up to the 1990s, but with some modifications, the one shown is WW2
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yes the shkolnik uniform is original, i question only the shoulderboards, which are brown and handsewn. Normally for this time were red (for infantry) and machine sewn. I suspect they are replacements, but when added is not clear.

However the M36 uniform was not used until 1990s! The BNA wool uniforms show influence of royal times, but not entirely identical. Also are closer with M42 than M36. Although the M36 for NCOs and shkolnitsi has 4 pockets like M42, the back is constructed like officer uniforms.
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