Introduced in Prussia in 1915 and worn by Officers and NCO's for Parade and "off duty". Designed to give the impeccable and upright image of the higher ranks..
164th Infantry Regiment ) 4th Hannoverarian) NCO Model 1915 Field Gray "Friedensrock' with matching Officer style Pickelhaube Field Cover with green nomber "164". Introduced in Prussia in 1915 and worn by Officers and NCO's for Parade and "off duty". Designed to give the impeccable and upright image of the higher ranks by keeping the colored collars, cuffs and polished buttons. All uniforms were private purchases of Officers and NCO's and only a limited number where produced. Obtained from an old collection. Grey helmet cloth is highest quality twill material, Red collars and cuffs are pre-war quality. Tall collar with NCO bullion edging. White shoulder straps with the number "164'" for the Hannoverian Regiment. Interior lined with white linen. Uniform is in unworn and virtually MINT condition. Fabric colors bright and still supple. Officer quality green-green field cover with the sewn on number "164".
At the outset of WWI all regimental numbers on field colors were RED in color. On August 15, 1914 the color was changed to GREEN. On August 19, 1914 troops in the field were instructed to remove or cover the numbers on the covers. The GREEN numbered covers were still worn in the field and at home. The Green number "164" cover is proper for this uniform to be worn for parade and home duty. Cover is also in near mint condition. HELMET IS NOT INCLUDED IN ENSEMBLE. The Friedensrock and numbered field gray ensemble in an extremely rare grouping. Ensemble is in near mint condition. RARE RARE. Outstanding and 100% original ensemble. Additional photos on request
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