Army/Waffen-SS Field Police Gorget by “M”

$950.00

1 in stock

SKU: LH8073 Categories: , ,

Description

Army/Waffen-SS Field Police Gorget by “M”. Great looking Army/Waffen-SS Field Police (Feldgendarmerie) Service Gorget, maker marked “M” in a square on one of the prong fittings in worn condition showing some oxidation to some areas that could clean up but I left it as I obtained it. This is one of the accepted makers of these pieces, as well as Assmann and unmarked examples. This gorget first appeared in 1938. The field police (military police) performed such duties as traffic control, guarding of supply and ammo dumps and local patrol service. The Feldgendarmerie units ranged from company to battalion strength and served on all fronts from Europe to North Africa. The gorget was worn at all times while on duty except when combat operations made this impossible. The Feldgendarmerie also had a special cuffband, with the SS units getting their own style cuffband later in the war. This example is made of steel. The body and the links are all magnetic. The buttons, eagle and scroll are all covered in a paint that glows a green color in the dark. The other metal parts are themselves covered in a matte aluminum paint. (2118ta) LH8073