Jacket I.d

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Jacket I.d

Postby Frankjersey » 28 Jul 2017 15:34

Unfamiliar with this type of jacket as I'm quite the beginner. Labeled queens rifle volunteer batallion royal scots. Serge. Not the type of jacket construction wise I'm used to seeing. Anyone can help I'd be much obliged. Cheers.
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Re: Jacket I.d

Postby Frogsmile » 28 Jul 2017 17:04

It's a rifle regiment pattern of undress frock that came into use in the late 1890s, different from the previous pattern by virtue of chest pockets. The one shown was issued as new in May 1910 (5/10). Although described as 'rifle green' it was actually black. It was 2nd best parade and in barracks wear and also used for walking out. The chest (termed 'Breast' at that time) size is 38 and the four digits the soldier's regimental number.
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Re: Jacket I.d

Postby t100 » 28 Jul 2017 20:17

The Queens Rifle Volunteer Brigade (Royal Scots) officially wore a very dark grey, not rifle green or black. I am sure this is what we see here, judging from the clear "QVRB RS" on the shoulder strap.
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Re: Jacket I.d

Postby Frogsmile » 28 Jul 2017 20:22

t100 wrote:The Queens Rifle Volunteer Brigade (Royal Scots) officially wore a very dark grey, not rifle green or black. I am sure this is what we see here, judging from the clear "QVRB RS" on the shoulder strap.


Yes, I think that you are right t100 and I see from Grierson that the battalion wore that colour. The pattern and cut of the frock did not change, but the colour of the cloth from which it was made did, and that would explain the very precise regimental labelling. Very dark grey (effectively charcoal) looks quite similar after all this time to faded black, but the shoulder title is a good discriminator as you say. Well spotted.
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Re: Jacket I.d

Postby Frankjersey » 29 Jul 2017 00:16

So this particular coat is post Victorian?
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Re: Jacket I.d

Postby Frogsmile » 29 Jul 2017 07:59

Frankjersey wrote:So this particular coat is post Victorian?


It depends how you view it, the pattern (style) is Victorian, but continued to be worn up to WW1 and that particular garment was issued to its wearer in May 1910.
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