Rare Austrian Leutnant GBJ Set (Lei.Art.Rgt.8)
When Austria was annexed by Germany (march 1938) the Heer immediately received some Austrian Gebirgsjäger Divisions. In the beginning most of the Austrian officers would keep their own uniforms but replaced all Austrian insignia for German insignia, such as this set.
Both the uniform and the cap are complete and in excellent condition.
The tunic has a nice hand-embroidered officers breast eagle and a beautiful officer's quality edelweiss sleeve badge in silver and gold wire. Both are, in our opinion, period applied by hand. The uniform has the rank of an leutnant, hence the shoulder-boards and collar tabs. The inside of the tunic is also in very good condition. For the sizes in cms, please see the last photo.
The peaked cap was found together with the uniform. It has a nice metal added wehrmacht eagle. The size is approx. 57. On the inside the sweatdiamond is present and marked by it's maker ‘Philipp Gronich' from 'Salzburg’. The sweatband is intact and marked with 'R.R' (probably the owners inititals) and unit marked 'L.A.R.8', which stands for, 'Leichte Artillerie Regiment 8'. This regiment, along with a couple of other Austrian units was used to form the Wehrmacht 2.Gebirgs-Division.
Very rare set and probably the only one available on the web, especially in this condition.
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