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US Army Pattern 1939 Service Coat
Item #: AA1366
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This is a Pattern 1939 Coat, Wool Serge, Olive Drab, commonly referred to as the "service coat". The coat replaced the one introduced in 1926 that used the first folding collar and lapel. This updated version was approved in 1939 for procurement in 1940. Made of 18 ounce all purpose wool serge material, the coat was meant to be worn as a part of a dress uniform in garrison as well as a duty uniform in the field. To help give the soldier a little more freedom of movement while wearing this near form fitting coat, a set of pleats known as "bi swing backs" was added to the back of the coat. A pair of belt hooks was also utilized wit a 1 1/2" cloth half belt, which was replacing the leather service belt. This particular P1939 coat is a private purchase officers version made by H. Picek & Co. of Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. The coat is fully lined and has one inner pocket, along with the four exterior pockets. The Picek label is sewn just above the inner pocket. inside the pocket is a label that reads Lt. G.C. Scott in ink, with an ink date of April, 1941. The coat is fully lined is shows beautiful craftsmanship. The epaulets both have the rank of a Major's oak leaf and the distinctive unit insignia of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment. The brass U.S. worn by officers is on the collars, and the crossed sabers insignia of the Cavalry with the numeral 3 above the sabers is on each lapel. There are two ribbons pinned above the left breast pocket, one is the WWI Victory Medal with three campaign stars. The other ribbon I have not been able to identify yet. A qualification badge is pinned onto the left breast pocket flap, that of an expert badge for carbines. Each sleeve has officers braid sewn on the cuff. There is a little repair work on the back of the collar, looks to be moth damage. This transitional between the World Wars uniform will make somebody a great research project.
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Your Price $150.00 USD