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This is a RARE WW1 British Issue Machine-Gunners over tunic. This unique piece of uniform was designed and built for issue to the machine gun crews. The purpose of the design was to provide padding and to prevent slippage when the crew were carrying the Vickers gun or mount on their shoulders. The shoulder pads consist of 2 top layers of uniform material, leather pads and padded material to prevent the gun or mount slipping off of the shoulder. This unique piece is basically the top of a modified WWI tunic.
Three British button front with quilted collar and white trim to the arm openings. A white coloured marking to the interior. Leather is in excellent condition with strong stitching and the padding in excellent condition.
Never used, mint condition WW1 Machine-Gunners tunic!