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I inherited this tunic along with the rest of my Dad's collection. I've got a good handle on most of the stuff but this has me stumped. 7-button, eagle w/anchor buttons but the anchor is straight down from the eagle, not angled like the USMC buttons I've seen. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

 

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Would you consider the color to possibly be a well worn and washed out olive drab ??

 

Are the larger front buttons to be 13/16" diameter and the pocket flap buttons to be 5/8" diameter ??

 

A possibility would be a well worn 1916 to 1924 sh uniform worn by the enlisted personnel of the Coast Guard Lifesaving Branch..

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It doesn't appear to be washed out or faded as this color is consistent throughout. The buttons are the sizes that you mentioned.

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The 1908 uniform regulations are online, and this is not in them. I'm not finding one for 1915 when the USCG was formed...


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Post 1915 - 1920s USCG surfman uniform, very nice! Subdued and numbered crossed oar and life-ring collar insignia would have been worn with it.


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Looking for: Washington and Oregon Coast Artillery items

Any items related to the Harbor Defenses of the Columbia River and the Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound, 1860s-WWII. This includes items from Fort Stevens, OR; Ft Canby, WA; Ft Columbia, WA; Ft Worden, WA; Ft Casey, WA; Ft Flagler, WA; Ft Ward, WA; Ft Whitman, WA; Camp Hayden, WA; and the following units that served at these forts:
Columbia River: 33rd, 34th, 93rd, and 160th Companies, CAC; and 18th and 249th Coast Artillery regiments
Puget Sound: 26th, 30th, 62nd, 63rd, 71st, 85th, 92nd, 94th, 106th, 108th, 126th, 149th, and 150th Companies, CAC; and 14th and 248th Coast Artillery regiments

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Post 1915 - 1920s USCG surfman uniform, very nice! Subdued and numbered crossed oar and life-ring collar insignia would have been worn with it.

 

agate hunter nailed it!

 

Early USCG Surfman's Jacket.

 

This is a very rare and under appreciated uniform. Although it may seem plain, you will search long and hard before you find another.

 

I had one years ago and traded it for some very high end WW1 Air Service material


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