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Old 03-15-2020, 09:38 AM   #1
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Hi guys, please take a look to this M44. Please opinions! Is it a real or a fake? I trust in you! Thanks and best regards
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Old 03-15-2020, 09:39 AM   #2
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Old 03-15-2020, 09:57 AM   #3
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Well, that is for sure a intriguing image, did you craft your tunic after it?

The NCO on the period image was clearly photographed as a POW / post war, note the denazified eagle and civil style buttons. Could he by mistake or for some reason have misplaced the Jäger badge? The eagle looks pinned-on as well, please note the shadow surrounding it!
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Old 03-15-2020, 10:16 AM   #4
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My guess would be the picture was taken after the war by someone playing with uniforms who was not familiar with correct insignia placement not a solider or POW.
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Old 03-15-2020, 01:23 PM   #5
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I would want to read opinions about the tunic and its insignia......
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Old 03-15-2020, 02:01 PM   #6
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The tunic in the black and white photo had apparently been stripped of insignia and had buttons replaced likely for civilian wear and photographed at a later date with the eagle, straps and EK2 ribbon tacked on to simulate it's prior appearance. The second tunic (not sure if it is supposed to be the same exact one as the first) is genuine in my view but the photos are not clear enough to determine much about the insignia except that the Jaeger patch is on the wrong arm and the prewar tabs are atypical.
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Old 03-15-2020, 02:05 PM   #7
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Nice original M44 tunic! The B/W picture btw shows deep dish Italian plastic buttons, clearly seen on the chest pockets...
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Old 03-16-2020, 12:12 AM   #8
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The base tunic appears original. I actually have an M44 tunic in my collection whereby the Einheitslitzen collar tabs were also replaced by tabs with white Waffenfarbe. In fact, they may be identical to the ones on your tunic. Cannot see enough detail in your photos but the tabs on the tunic I have are correctly applied. While there's no certainly, they are very plausibly period applied as swapping to early insignia was popular and we see that in photos throughout the war across the spectrum of all models of Feldblusen. The placement of the EKII ribbon is akin to a Panzer/assault gun wrapper.
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Old 03-16-2020, 09:05 AM   #9
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Hi guys thanks for informations
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Old 03-16-2020, 11:25 AM   #10
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Can you please post some nice sharp close-ups of the collar tabs? Here are mine.
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Hello, the doll has an old collector friend. I should have the M44 checked for him. I am considering buying the doll. He wants 1400 euros for the complete doll. I cannot deliver pictures at the moment
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Old 03-18-2020, 10:06 AM   #12
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I think the price for the doll complete is ok. But I would like yonsee othet pictures of the hat? Do you have photos of the inside of the cap.
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Old 03-18-2020, 11:03 AM   #13
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Can you please post some nice sharp close-ups of the collar tabs? Here are mine.
Wow! Nice Tabs and Eagle!!!
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Wow! Nice Tabs and Eagle!!!
Thanks. I used to not like the printed eagles as they struck me as "cheap and last ditch" but my thinking has evolved. Now I think they are pretty cool as they illustrate the conditions at the time. Interestingly, I have seen two more "M44" Feldblusen with the same collar tabs recently.
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Old 03-21-2020, 05:02 AM   #15
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As I have seen one first time, I also thougt "what a cheap and ugly bird". But as you told, it shows the conditons of that time and it is becomes an interesting part of history to me, with it's "modern" design.
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