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#1 06-12-2018 04:34:13

Markus
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From: Australia
Registered: 24-10-2014
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Tropical Heer Panzergrenadier NCO Mantel shoulder straps

Hi, I haven’t posted detailed photos of these Mantel (greatcoat / overcoat) shoulder straps before, which I acquired
about 4 years ago.

Unfortunately I personally haven’t come across another set with exactly the same configuration
on the reverse and I’ve often wondered about these….

If anyone else has seen this pattern before (with the short section of shirt fabric on the underside); or if there are any opinions,
please feel free to comment as always.

Regards Markus


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A pair of similar shoulder straps in period use - but obviously different branch of service.  Looks like a PK photo but
I hope this water was boiled before it was drunk.... neutral

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_boil_first.jpg

Last edited by Markus (06-12-2018 10:45:02)

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#2 06-12-2018 08:14:46

msteve21
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From: Australia
Registered: 05-12-2011
Posts: 580

Re: Tropical Heer Panzergrenadier NCO Mantel shoulder straps

I'm no expert on these, however they do exhibit the features you would expect to see on original straps
MSteve


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#3 06-12-2018 09:52:26

KeithTurner
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Re: Tropical Heer Panzergrenadier NCO Mantel shoulder straps

Nice shoulder straps.

It appears an additional piece of material has been period added to the back straps as a repair or to make them longer?

A good addition to the collection, thank you for sharing.

Enjoy the hobby, Kei.th

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#4 06-12-2018 10:24:51

Markus
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From: Australia
Registered: 24-10-2014
Posts: 594

Re: Tropical Heer Panzergrenadier NCO Mantel shoulder straps

Hi msteve21 and Keith, thanks for taking the time to respond.  I agree that many of the features look right and Keith I
also thought that they may have been period altered.

I've seen other pairs of Mantel (overcoat) shoulder straps where the lower woolen tongue has been hand stitched to the upper 'deck' -
but not where there is a gap in the shirt fabric as I've highlighted with the red boxes in the below photograph....

Regards Markus

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_mantel_underside.jpg

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#5 06-12-2018 15:01:52

RRA227
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From: Hokendauqua.Pa. U.S.A.
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Re: Tropical Heer Panzergrenadier NCO Mantel shoulder straps

Nice shoulder boards.  Rich A. in Pa.


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#6 07-12-2018 07:51:11

Markus
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From: Australia
Registered: 24-10-2014
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Re: Tropical Heer Panzergrenadier NCO Mantel shoulder straps

Thanks Rich smile

Cheers Markus

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#7 Yesterday 17:20:21

don_kihotis7
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Re: Tropical Heer Panzergrenadier NCO Mantel shoulder straps

Nice pair Markus. I think they were altered to make them longer.


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#8 Today 05:33:27

Markus
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From: Australia
Registered: 24-10-2014
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Re: Tropical Heer Panzergrenadier NCO Mantel shoulder straps

Thanks Chris, thankfully all looks well when they're on a coat:)

Cheers Markus

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