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Old 06-01-2018, 11:43 PM   #1
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Is this a correct M07 Field gray uniform? It's been repaired numerous times.
The shoulderstraps + the stand up collar facing are both rough enlisted wool
however the uniform itself is in gabardine smooth striped wool...

Is that an issue or acceptable?
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Old 06-01-2018, 11:45 PM   #2
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Note many repairs.
It is a quilt on the inside...no doubt real and old but is it restored correctly?
So passable as a period (repaired) piece?
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Old 06-01-2018, 11:50 PM   #3
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The bottom skirt areas also have repairs... The cuffs are in a slightly different hue field gray too...
(also rough fool...sleeves smooth wool...)
Value like this?
Should it have a stand-up fall down collar instead? or this Blue Rock style collar?
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Old 06-02-2018, 04:55 AM   #4
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hello, if y was you simply walk away from this tunic, it looks made and remade, the collar is not good for it, the sleves are also a later made , the wool where the uniform was made from that is possibel this looks to be (when y see the back there is in the middel a line and thats surly privat made tunic, for officer because y see also no sidehooks so for use in the field,, it was a second used tunic surly where the collar n cuff and the shoulderpieces are replacemends when done ? the insite looks also verry strange,
if you can have it for a verry littel price perhaps, but better looking for a good original one this is it not in every way,
y do not like it at al, but thats my idea,
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Old 06-02-2018, 05:00 AM   #5
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here a example from a 1907/14 model tunic made from the same tissue , for a officier,
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Old 06-02-2018, 05:25 AM   #6
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Hi Nick,

I saw the uniform on ebay as well. It used to be a M10 Officer uniform. Then someone at sometime did something with the collar, the shoulder boards and sleeves. At best it would be an immediately post-WWI job to provide an extra uniform for an EM but that would be the most generous explanation. More likely probably some later restoration job by a collector/theatre company or whomever turning it into a fantasy piece. Not worth the asking price of, if I am not mistaken, 1000 usd.
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:00 AM   #7
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Thanks guys. Yeah to me it is also an officer quality piece that has been modified. (Incorrectly restored or theatre altered...)
If it was affordable enough it could be restored back to it's original configuration I guess..

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Old 06-02-2018, 01:22 PM   #8
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What about this as an option?

For the sake of simplicity restore it with red cuff facings
and maintain the stand up collar but reface it in red wool... and add officers shoulderboards...
(Blauer rock style but in later M10 Fieldgray)

Is that representable as an easier restoration option? (M1910 unmodified)
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Old 06-02-2018, 01:38 PM   #9
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I have the (period) parts for that...
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Hi Nick, Nice idea but incorrect. You would need a field grey officer fold down collar plus probably Brandenburg fg cuffs. Not easy to find.

The pics you are using are of a M15 Friedensrock that is however quite a different tunic from this fg M10 tunic. Also the collar and cuffs you have are not officer materials so for EM and the cuffs are the wrong type.
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OK thanks for sharing your knowledge... WW1 German tunics are quite complicated!
I know there are so many variations and conversions (period alterations to make an older style conform with newer regs...etc)
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Its the lack of a center waist seam (waffenrock style) that makes it a different tunic I guess...
but the back does have a waist seam and it lacks skirt pockets...puzzling but for sure a later tunic, right?
So the stand up collar idea would be inappropriate...

I like the Friedensrock look!
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Old 06-02-2018, 02:12 PM   #13
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Nick, I like your enthusiasm for restoring things BUT you can not turn a fg M10 tunic into a M15 future peace time uniform without people who know a bit about these uniforms noticing that it is incorrect. SO in effect you are not restoring a tunic but turning one fantasy item into another.

Friedensrocke usually have very little wear and never serious alterations because these were worn so rarely. That ebay tunic shows heavy field wear. The FR has different, shiny buttons than the M10 (so you would need to replace all the buttons). In the end it will still be a Frankenstein made up of different none matching parts pretending to be something which it is not.
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Old 06-02-2018, 02:23 PM   #14
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Fully understand...appreciated!
It's not even my tunic...
Just researching options with parts available if its even obtainable...(at a more reasonable price)
but it's a "no go" idea....an incorrect mix...from a fantasy to another fantasy configuration...10-4

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