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Hey guys, I would like to know where I could buy a reasonably priced m42 tunic.  I've checked ATF, but they only have it in the SS guise.  I've searched around, and all the ones I've found that are less than $150 (besides ATF products) look cheap and cheesy, with bad boxy shapes...I'd rather not waste my money on a bad tunic just to get my hands on one.

Anybody have any leads to some quality sources?  I'm willing to pay 150-175 max at this point, although that may change.
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Gavin Militaria has good tunics, that is where I bought mine from two years ago and it has held up really well.

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Man the Line is also a good place to look.  If you don't want to wait a month to get your product, Man the Line is the way to go over Gavin.  The tunic I bought from him did not come with shoulderboards so make sure to see if the tunic comes with them or not.  If not, he sells them elsewhere on the site for around 8.95 dollars a pair.  Make sure to get panzergrenadier green piping!

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Thank you, both sites are great!
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Make sure to check out Man the Line's used item section as well.  They have a full set of German tunic insignia right now for a really good price.  If you have any questions on putting together a German uniform, or where to go to get the best deal/best looking products, feel free to send me a message.  I am happy to help!

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A previous post mentions shoulder board pipping should be green for panzer grenadier
I had been told by another unit member that the white infantry pipping was actually allowed by special order for the 3rd PZG.
Can anyone more knowledgeable than myself chime in as to the veracity of that statement, and whether either is more correct Farb for the 3rd PZG?

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PostIcon Posted on: Dec. 20 2014,22:24 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

I know we have some members with green.  The equipment requirements on the main page say white, but I do not know the context under which it was originally written.  Since the 3rd historically started as infantry, I have assumed that original members would have kept their white boards, but replacements assigned after it became a panzergrenadier division might have arrived with green.

My tunic is from Lost Battalions.  It has held up great but was not cheap.  That was also quite a few years ago, so I have no recent experience with LB products.
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I recall obtaining the information about the color of the shoulder boards from the 3rd Pz Gr website that was in existence a couple of years ago.  They were the blank-fire unit out in New England.  They indicated that they were allowed to continue to wear white shoulder boards.  Their organization has gone through some changes and I know the site is redesigned and omits some of their old information but if you look under their current uniform requirements they instruct members to purchase "white" shoulder boards.  Frankly you could make an argument for either.  In fact, you could not wear any as I also heard they liked to keep them off their uniforms in the field to save them for dressier appearance and we know how they snag on bushes in battle.  I'm pretty sure most of us wear white.  :)

http://www.3pgd.org/require.html  

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Where is a website that I can trust to find good camouflage German smocks?
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What you want to be careful for is the smocks with the really light, almost white, tan.  Spearhead militaria products suffer from this problem.  Also, you always want to order a size large, as the real smocks only came in one size.  I am assuming you are looking for standard army (or Heer) smocks?  If so:

Top of the line, and most expensive, would be SM Wholesale:
http://www.smwholesaleusa.com/ww2-ger....plinter
http://www.smwholesaleusa.com/ww2-ger....r-smock
http://www.smwholesaleusa.com/ww2-german/smocks/splinter-smock

IMA USA has a good rugged looking tan and water smock here:
http://www.ima-usa.com/german-....ge.html

Zib Militaria has some cheaper, but still good looking smocks:
http://www.zib-militaria.de/epages....45-0002
http://www.zib-militaria.de/epages....42-0001

Hope this helps!


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