wehrmacht awards


Go Back   Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums > Ken Jasper International Militaria Forums > Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present

Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present From West Germany through to the modern reunified German Republic.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

What Is This Vest?
Old 06-20-2019, 12:35 PM   #1
caf48
Association Member
 
caf48 is offline
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 457
Default What Is This Vest?

What is this vest for? Is it worth anything? It was in a load of mixed military clothing I picked up recently.

Chuck
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCF1440 (1280x960).jpg (107.3 KB, 106 views)
File Type: jpg DSCF1439 (1280x960).jpg (107.0 KB, 105 views)
File Type: jpg DSCF1441 (1280x961).jpg (129.1 KB, 103 views)
File Type: jpg DSCF1442 (1280x960).jpg (98.0 KB, 102 views)
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-20-2019, 12:37 PM   #2
caf48
Association Member
 
caf48 is offline
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 457
Default

More Pictures
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCF1443 (1280x960).jpg (90.8 KB, 103 views)
File Type: jpg DSCF1445 (1280x960).jpg (166.8 KB, 104 views)
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-20-2019, 01:33 PM   #3
uscob
Association Member
 
uscob's Avatar
 
uscob is offline
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 11,072
Default

It's a 1980's Sturm modification.
He had many of the originals with damages in his VEBEG Lots and when the Ellbows or sleeves had damages, he converted them into Vests.


There is also a Moleskin Version.
A very funny thing was the Pionierweste (Engineers Vest)
with Aluminium rivets on the lower Rim.
Took me a while to find out what it was before.
the 2-Strap Duffle Bags.
BTW, the same was done with damaged Trousers, converted into Shorts.
__________________
Nico



Interested in everything related to the Allied Forces in Berlin 1945 - 1994
Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-20-2019, 05:19 PM   #4
Collectinsteve
Member
 
Collectinsteve is offline
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: New England
Posts: 2,159
Default

Great details, Nico!

BGS Sumpftarn jackets are also seen with the sleeves removed, but not the other modifications of this Filzlaus jacket. I assume Sturm did this as well because there's a rather large number of them out there.

Steve
  Reply With Quote

Old 06-21-2019, 08:21 AM   #5
uscob
Association Member
 
uscob's Avatar
 
uscob is offline
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 11,072
Default

In the early 90's when DDR Stuff was available in large quantities, the same was done with Rain Camo Stuff.
Interesting that you never saw them in new condition, only worn stuff.
Everything what couldn't repaired easy, was converted into other Stuff.
I also remember french CCE Stuff.
Don't know where my old Catalogs are, then it would be easy to spot them.
__________________
Nico



Interested in everything related to the Allied Forces in Berlin 1945 - 1994
Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump






vBulletin skins developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright Wehrmacht-Awards.com