Battle worn German paratrooper jump smock

7,500.00

A fantastic third pattern paratrooper jump smock or Knochensack in combat worn condition. The smock is complete with original factory sewn breast eagle on a Grünmeliert base and all originally sewn buttons. The smock was a war trophy to a US soldier who brought it home after the war. After that it has been in a single collection for a very long time. The garment is in uncleaned, unaltered condition which is a rare condition to find. There are some small holes and two, in my opinion period “depot” repairs with zigzag stitching. The inside of the smock has some stains in various tints of brown. The press studs are lightly rusted or in working condition. Two of the zippers are in working condition, two are damaged through time. On the back portion a small 3 is stamped, inside, on the back of the left top pocket a faint RBNR can be seen. The size is a medium, which would fit most old hindsgaul mannequins easily. Other then the mint condition smocks on the market or those without insignia, this one is a actual battle worn smock that still retains the character of war. The smock is a perfect example of a smock that saw action.

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