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Posted 06 November 2003 17:10
As suggested by another member, Im going to start branch specific uniform threads. It seems that great uniforms are scattered across are 6,750 postings on 18 pages and to cover all branches on a single thread could be cumbersome. It is a mutual feeling that this consolidation of branch specific uniforms into one thread will perhaps provide an easier reference for visiting collectors. Fire away!

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Posted 06 November 2003 17:47
Dave,

I will help populate the database with the GEMPO uniform that I posted on the generic uniform thread. If Gary will post his tunic here, we will have two exemplars for interested folks to examine. This tunic is tailor made in the regulation manner with Weinrot (wine red) piping for Schutzpolizei d. Gemeinden.

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Posted 06 November 2003 17:50
Obermeister sewn-in shoulder boards in wine red with brown and aluminum tops.

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Posted 06 November 2003 17:53
Wine red collar tabs machine sewn to high brown collar that is closed with three hooks.

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Posted 06 November 2003 17:59
Wine red sleeve eagle with black swastika. Note this particular eagle has only five rows of horozontal wing feathers instead of the six rows normally seen.

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Posted 06 November 2003 18:04
Uniform back with traditional four panel back and boxed tail with four buttons. The top two buttons are formed belt hook buttons.

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Posted 09 November 2003 14:14
The regulation uniform plate by Kntel for the rural police and the small town police. These plates existed in a large folio form and as postcards that were very popular for the "Tag der deutschen Polizei."

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Posted 16 November 2003 12:04
My 2 cents


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Posted 16 November 2003 12:06
collar


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Posted 16 November 2003 12:08
board


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Posted 16 November 2003 12:11
eagle


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Posted 16 November 2003 12:14
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Posted 16 November 2003 17:39
Gary,

Are your GEMPO cuffs functional? Mine have false slits but are not piped along the edge of the slit (as yours are), nor do they unbutton. I presume your guy had a more stylish tailor than mine did.

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Posted 18 November 2003 07:50
George,

Out of all my tunic's the only one with functional cuffs is the Bergrock.

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Posted 18 November 2003 07:52
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Posted 18 November 2003 10:24
Pat,

Really neat sleeve eagle on your GEMPO. I have a couple of officer rank tunics with functional cuffs and the Bavarian LAPO enlisted tunics seemed to have functional cuffs as well. Of course the Feldbluse should have functional cuffs and buttons as should your Bergrock. I think the individual tailors had a lot to do with who did and who did not have them on regular police tunics as I am sure they cost more than non-functional ones.

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Posted 18 November 2003 11:25
Hi orpo

Mine does not have functioning cuffs.
Great tunic Pat. You still need to get in touch with me regarding some boards.
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Posted 24 December 2003 11:24
In order to keep this thread alive, I will show a photo of two Bavarian Gemeindepolizei short swords. One style of sword has a heavy squared D guard while the other style has a flatened D guard. GEMPO short swords were made in yellow metal while the identical SCHUPO short swords were in white metal. These are both enlisted GEMPO swords with plain wasp waisted blades. Sergeant's swords were similar, except for being lighter, longer, and having etched narrow blades with central fullers. These were worn during Imperial times into the time of the Weimar Republic.

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Posted 24 December 2003 11:33
Hilts of the two GEMPO swords showing the blue & silver wire Bavarian Portepee. Both of these swords were manufactured by WKC. Both swords were brought back together by the WWII veteran.

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Posted 11 January 2004 07:19
Up graded NCO peaked Cap


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Posted 11 January 2004 07:20
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Posted 11 January 2004 07:22
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Posted 01 February 2004 23:49
Bavarian short swords for Gemeindepolizei in yellow metal. The same short swords in white metal will also be found for municipal Schutzpolizei. Both swords were made by WKC and were brought back together from Germany after the war. These swords were carried from Imperial times through the Weimar Republic. A similar sword for NCO personnel had a slightly longer, narrower, etched blade.

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Posted 28 April 2004 17:59
Bringing this old thread back up to the top...found the following old rag the other day!


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Posted 28 April 2004 18:01
Other side:


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Posted 28 April 2004 18:43
Nice find Dave, any chance of a closeup of the eagle. Looks like a light weight tunic
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Posted 29 April 2004 16:09
Super find Dave and it has a very hard to find Spec patch on the tunic. VERY NICE....

Pat

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Posted 30 April 2004 00:00
Very nice tunic Dave! I particularly like the sleeve eagle with the place designation removed to meet new regulations and the driver specialty patch. I really like uniforms like this that show continuing use and regulation changes.

George

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Posted 01 May 2004 21:03
Thanks guys! I really like that tunic (even though it isnt Gendarmerie!) and I also favor tunics that reflect continued use with visual modification as ordered. Below is now my extra/alternate: another original Gemeinde tunic, unfortunately the sleeve insignia is MIA.


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Posted 01 May 2004 21:06
Reverse:


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Posted 01 May 2004 21:08
The bummer:


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Gempo Officer's by Erel:

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beautiful hat! Eek

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Here now my Gemeinden Meister tunic .

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,,and a close-up of upper front area .

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...and a side view.

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...and the other side .

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...and the backside .

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..and a shoulder view .

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..and the shoulder board .

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