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Official thread for my DKiG Inf./Gren.Rgt 48 Oberleutnant's tunic
Old 04-03-2019, 06:47 PM   #1
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Default Official thread for my DKiG Inf./Gren.Rgt 48 Oberleutnant's tunic

Hi everyone, I realized I have been posting pictures of my tunic in multiple different threads so I thought I would make a thread and put all the pictures in one place. The tunic is for an Oberleutnant of Infanterie-Regiment 48 / Grenadier-Regiment 48 with loops for a DKiG. The EK1, IAB, and DKiG on this tunic are reproductions medals I aged. Everything else is original as far as I know. Something interesting I found in the tunic were old dried pine needles in the front pockets. They crumbled apart when I touched them so I think they are a bit old. The first two photos were taken by me and the last six were taken by Michael Davis, who I purchased the tunic from. I am currently in the process of contacting the seller who consigned this tunic to Michael to see if I can trace its history back. Hope you enjoy















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Old 04-03-2019, 07:41 PM   #2
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Looks like a nice tunic. The pine needles were probably some collectors "anti-moth" measures, although I can't say how effective those would be.

I've found moth paper and cedar balls in pockets a number of times. I tend not to put anything in a uniform but have hanging anti-insect products in my closets.
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Looks like a nice tunic. The pine needles were probably some collectors "anti-moth" measures, although I can't say how effective those would be.

I've found moth paper and cedar balls in pockets a number of times. I tend not to put anything in a uniform but have hanging anti-insect products in my closets.
What anti insect products do you specifically use? I hadn't thought of this idea, its a good one.

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Old 04-11-2019, 03:29 PM   #4
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Here's some new photos I took of the tunic. Should be a bit nicer quality than the ones on my original post. Can't wait to add a officers visor and belt to the display





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Looks Nice! Now you also need a mannequin, breeches, boots, holster, map case etc.
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Update: Got a reply from the consingor and it didnít reveal much. The elderly consignor said he got it from another collector but he never asked where the collector he bought the tunic from, got it from. Iíve gotten good feedback from some good guys here on the forum vouching for the authenticity of the loops and tunic in general so I am not too concerned anymore with the provenance to prove itís authenticity anymore. Anyways, because of this Iíll go ahead and send tracing requests for the final four possibilities, (ELT Gerhard Kruse, RKT Siegfried Moldenhauer, Oblt. Hans-Axel Freiherr von Maltzahn, and Oblt. Hans Metzner). Iíll post another update once those tracing requests finally get back to me.
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Looks Nice! Now you also need a mannequin, breeches, boots, holster, map case etc.
Think I might just stay with a simple setup rather than go the whole 9 yards to save a little money (Currently saving up for an RKT tunic ). I think I'll go with a half torso mannequin and just get an officers belt and visor for the mean time. At some point I'd love to upgrade this tunic to a full setup though.
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