Here is what may at first appear to be a WW2 era PFC dress chevron but is actually a 1912 Lance Corporal chevron. The 1912 LCpl has several differences from the later issue PFC. The Lance Corporal chevron's lace stripe is 7/16ths of a inch wide, the same as the 1912 seam-to-seam ranks. It also forms a 90 degree angle with straight sides unlike later chevrons. Lastly, the Lance chevron is on a smaller piece of felt than later chevrons - 1/16" border on the Lance Corporal and just under 3/16" border on later dress chevrons. It wasn't until 1926 that PFC was a single chevron, prior that it's insignia was composed of a pair of crossed rifles.Here is the 1912 Lance Corporal rank by itself:
Edited by SgtMaddoxUSMC, 11 September 2017 - 01:28 PM.