Question German lightweight tunic Heer, Ostfront

Dear all,

May I show you this private purchased/depot made lightweight tunic of an "Oberfeld" please? All the time it was a strong wish of me to get a Wehrmacht tunic. Now I have done, it’s on hold so the anticipation ist much greater for me. I am enjoying it very much :) :)

I have chosen consciously Espenlaub Militaria as my provider so I think it’s authenticity is not in question, istn’t it?

According to my sources those kind of tunic was used originally at the Eastern Front, but could be seen on all frontlines in summer 1943/44. I would be very pleased if you had some more information about this tunic, e.g. hints about the time period of its production, occasions about its use?

All comments are wellcome.

With best wishes
alter musketier

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I am not a bayonet collector these days (I was many years ago) and my first ever K98 bayonet was about 40 years ago and I think I paid about £15 back then. About 25 years ago I offloaded all my bayonets and in retrospect think it was a huge error and I was the loser!

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I forgot to photograph the makers name on the scabbard but it is; F Herder ASN 39

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