Very rare German sniper smock in variant splinter pattern, « reversed colors »
This is a very rare German sniper smock in splinter pattern camouflage « REVERSED » colors variation print. On of the earliest produced examples dating from mid 1943. Constructed from a rare splinter camouflage pattern in « REVERSED » colors. Commonly believed to be a variation of splinter camouflage but a pattern in and of itself. The whole smock is made from the material with no variation in fabrics used hence the earlier manufactured period. Thin yet a strong rayon/cotton blended fabric that is printed on only one side. The reverse shows no evidence of anything else. The smock is in excellent condition with rich, vibrant and contrasting colors. Smock retains both its neck string and waist drawstrings that are original to the smock. Correct and proper early metal eyelets for the neck string. They are bare metal and show some slight oxidation and bleeding. Remnants of the face veil is present along the perimeter of the hood. All buttons are present and factory sewn. They are a combination of the off white and tan on each side. Smock is ink stamped with the « RBNr » and sized « I » for small. A modern day medium that would fit comfortably over any tunic on a mannequin. It also has a rarer and less encountered fabric tag sewn into the edge of the smock. Overall a smock of extremely rarity and an early variation of the desirable « REVERSED » colors camouflage pattern. Choice example.
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