K000291 DECK GUNNER'S PROTECTIVE LEATHER COVERALLS. (Leder Schutzkittel)

BACKGROUND: Protective leather jackets, pants and coveralls were listed as special clothing and were issued to engine personnel, certain deck and bridge personnel and U-Boat personnel when engaged in specific functions. The protective leather coveralls were designed for use by crews manning open shipboard artillery and Flak guns.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Multi-panel, blackened leather pull on coveralls feature a zipper front closure running vertically from the nape of the lay down collar to crotch. Coveralls have two slightly diagonally angled, slash, front pockets situated at either side of front closure zipper by waistline. Right waistline side seam has an additional vertical opening with zipper closure to access uniform pockets worn underneath the coveralls. Inside sleeve cuff seams also have vertical zipper closures with an additional, extended, horizontal leather tab with sheet metal female snap with corresponding male snap on cuff ends for secure closure. Inside leg cuff seams also have vertical zipper closures with an additional, extended, horizontal leather tab with sheet metal female snap with corresponding male snap on cuff ends for secure closure. Lay down collar has dual extended horizontal leather straps under the left side with one tab have a corresponding metal "D" ring and the other a corresponding male snap under the right collar for secure closure in inclement weather. Interior of coveralls is fully lined in heavy charcoal grey wool. Period sewing repair to the armpit area of the left sleeve. Snaps and buttons all function. The coveralls were designed large enough to fit over the basic service uniform and this example is roughly size 44" chest.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $895.00

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