Nice example of the M36 style service tunic as worn by a senior NCO of the rural Gendarmerie. This pre-1942 tunic is produced from Police green wool trikot having a light brown wool collar, cuffs and orange wool piping throughout. It has aluminum pebbled buttons, eight down the front, on each pocket, two on the cuffs and four on the rear skirt. Insignia consists of machine applied, early style NCO collar tabs of machine sewn aluminum litzen on orange wool backings with twisted aluminum cord piping. The matching sew in shoulder boards are for the rank of Hauptwachtmeister and consists of light brown & aluminum braid with twin aluminum pips on an orange wool base. Its sleeve has a replaced Gendarmerie sleeve eagle of orange machine embroidery on a police green oval backing that is neatly hand applied . The interior of the tunic is lined in grey cotton twill with pinstriped rayon cloth inside the sleeves. This lining is well marked with maker, issue and 1940 date stampings. It has an interior breast pocket, edged weapons slot, two rear skirt pockets and two cloth belt support straps . The tunic remains in nice condition with some areas of light wear and a bit of light soiling and age.