M40 Luftwaffe paratrooper splinter camouflage step-in smock, « Hubert / 1941 »
A very rare M1940 Luftwaffe paratrooper splinter pattern camouflage step-in smock. This smock was recovered in Normandy in the late seventies and then was displayed in the Avranches museum for a few years before ending in a private collection in Normandy. Smock is a factory produced example and clearly stamped along the classic location on the opening left flap « Rudolph, Hubert & Cie ». Sized in a « 2B » and dated March of 1941 « 3.41 ». The smock exhibits really nice and contrasting colors. Gentle and true combat use. Zippers are present and functional with normal amounts of wear. Main zipper is damaged and remains in as found condition. Snaps by « PRYM » are intact , show oxidation but in good condition. Interior windcuffs are also present and complete. Original factory machine stitched eagle is present. The breast eagle is the correct type and backed in « Grünmeliert » material. The smock features remnants of the thread used for its rank insignia. A really nice and true combat used smock, rare in type and condition. A choice item.
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