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    my Estonian stuff

    Post by dynamo.alex on Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:16 am

    The first ever Estonian piece in my live ... a very nice and comfy Jacket - the one with the sleeve pocket on the left sleeve and the "flap - held by two buttons" on the right sleeve - all front pockets close by the means of buttons ...











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    Post by TennoHeikaNate on Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:34 am

    Very nice Alex!
    From what I heard that particular insignia attachment system was short lived, as well as having both epaulets and the front rank strap, before the epaulets were removed.
    So that makes your coat a fairly rare one!

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    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:36 pm

    Yes, that is a very rare jacket. It's been dated to no later than 1998, could be a little earlier. It seems to be the first type of what I think of as the 2nd uniform type. The first had pleated pockets, the second smooth.

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    Post by dynamo.alex on Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:54 pm

    thank you both on your insides and info on this. and what makes me even happier now is that I found a pair of matching trousers, as well. pic will follow soon. Now I am still looking for some suitable patches and rank insignia. nice picture btw. TennoHeikaNate
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    Post by ripcord on Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:47 pm

    Definitely a good reference photo. Have never seen photos of this rarer version in use.

    Great score Alex, and even better that you have matching trousers..

    If you need headgear, just PM me..

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    Post by TennoHeikaNate on Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:57 am

    Had another photo from Merk of one of them. This one does not have epaulets.


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    Post by dynamo.alex on Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:50 pm

    thanks for the other foto refernce TennoHeikaNate ... Thanks Sal, yes I am very happy to finally have it "complete" ... Just them bloddy patches and rank signs, it is not easy to find some ... I will PM the next couple of days, defo up for some head gear, thank you.

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    Post by ripcord on Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:05 pm

    Definitely finding some good reference photos, THN !!

    Amazing to see so many slightly different variations there are in this pattern.

    Alex, you are quite welcome, I'm ready when you are, my friend..


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    Post by dynamo.alex on Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:47 am

    ... and here the matching trousers, finally I got some ...



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    Post by mylle on Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:54 am

    Nice to see that you found some matching trousers! Completing a set is always great.
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    Post by dynamo.alex on Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:59 am

    thanks Alex. I am very happy about it, too. Yes absolutely, I am still hunting for some patches and a matching cap, however the latter might be sorted with the help of Sal. Wink
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:24 pm

    Good find! It's tough to match these uniforms as the trousers and jackets are not interchangeable. In this case the material is highly synthetic while the other ones have more cotton.

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    Post by dynamo.alex on Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:08 am

    Thank you Steve. And yes, fact. my trousers and the shirt are absolutely matching in terms of fabric material. It was a long hunt, it took me almost 2 years to find these pants.
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    Post by ripcord on Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:59 pm

    Alex,

    Very nice. One of the coolest TTsKO type, if not the coolest..

    Always great to find matching pieces; something not always possible..

    These pants and shirt are looking for mates..

                                                           













    Alex, let me know when you are ready for some headgear..




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    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:26 pm

    Factory variations + time in the field = difficulty making matches!

    As it happens, earlier today I "found" a box of orphan Estonian stuff. Sadly, my Estonian source hasn't turned up much in the past year so I'm thinking they will remain orphans.

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    Post by dynamo.alex on Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:18 am

    absolutely right there Steve ... orphan items? is there anything looking for a new parent? Wink patches, hats etc ?
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:44 am

    I do have some spare patches, but my orphans are staying with me as they are all "interesting" Very Happy Probably the rarest of the pieces is ripstop trousers. I've only seen the one I have and never seen the jacket. Don't think I ever will Sad

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