Superb - fully matching and scarcely found! - pair of WH (Heeres) mid-war-period- (ie. 'M43'-pattern) NCO-type shoulderstraps as was intended for usage by a: 'Feldwebel des Maschinengewehr-Batallions 9'
This is an attractive - fully matching and actually quite scarcely found! - pair of neatly 'cyphered' WH (Heeres) NCO- (ie. 'M43'-pattern) shoulderstraps as piped in the desirable white- (ie. 'weisser'-) coloured branchcolour as was specifically intended for an NCO (ie. 'Feldwebel' or: sergeant) who served within the: 'Maschinengewehr-Batallion 9' (or: infantry-related, heavy machine-gunners-battailion numbered: '9') and that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit moderately used ie. worn- and/or most certainly once-tunic-attached-), condition. The straps are moderately used and/or worn and do show some minimal wear, age and/or staining but are void of any real damage or alike (as can be seen on the pictures). The straps show the desirable white- (ie. 'weisser'-) coloured and/or 'silk-like'-type piping attached and measure approximately 11,9 cms. in length each. The pieces show the 'standard'-pattern, silverish-grey-coloured NCO-braid attached and come naturally mounted onto their functional tongues (which unusally show a red-coloured, ink-stamped: '4'-numeral as can be seen on the pictures). The pair shows a great set of (identical, Gothic-styled, smaller-sized and/or: typical zinc-based) so-called: 'M'-cyphers, (smaller-sized and equally-styled: '9'-numerals (ie. 'Ziffern') and two (equally styled, regular-sized) pips attached denoting the NCOs rank of: 'Feldwebel' (or: sergeant). The pair is constructed from the typical field-grey-coloured wool and is with certainty a: 'standard-issued'-pair. These type of shoulderstraps are of the typical mid-war-period pattern straps and were worn in the period around 1941/1943 (and were 'worn-out' even during the rest of the war). This particular pair originated from a larger cloth- ie. 'cyphered'-shoulderstrap-collection I recently acquired for the web-site. Simply an attractive - and with certainty desirable! - 'cyphered', 'Maschinengewehr'-related NCO-type 'Heeres' shoulderstrap-pair: I deem that I have priced this attractive pair according to its very nice and fully untouched condition!