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WWI US Army Summer Uniform -
This is a fine example of the jackets worn by the American armed forces during WWI. The Jacket is made from a canvis like material, the front buttons are brass. The style of this jacket was very similar to those worn during the Spanish-American conflict.

The collar stood straight. A hook was provided to unite both sections. A hole was present in each colar. the collar disc has a stud that goes through the holes and is then attached via the use of a screw back.

The left disc was always the "US" disc. The right side disc would vary depending on the unit to which the soldier was a member.

The uniform had epilets that were sewn on one end and secured to the uniform with a small metal button on the other side. A closeup of the jacket button is shown here. Of metal construction. Bearing the symbol of the American eagle. Painted black.

The back of the buttons had a loop built into them to allow them to be attached to the uniform via metal loops. This design presented problems during battle because things would get snagged on the loops. The collar of the uniform came equipped with metal hooks so it could be firmly secure.

The size of the jacket was printed on a cardboard-like tag which was attached to the inside top section of the jacket. Due to its material, this tag is often missing.

This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWI US military uniforms. Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points that should be noted.

One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my WWI US uniform worth?". A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the uniforms is reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the American military uniforms in the collector's market is illustrated.

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The use of horses during WWI was very prevalent. The trousers displayed here were developed to accomodate the riding of horses if necessary.

The interior of the pants were lined with a heavy wool-like material to provide the necessary warmth during the long nights in the trenches. The down-side to this material is that it would take a long time to dry when it got wet. Wetness would also make the pants very heavy.

The bottoms of the pant legs came equipped with laces to secure them properly to the soldier.

This WWI US military collectible may be currently reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the collectible.

If you have an interest is seeing other US military uniforms of WWI, you can do so by going to our The History of the American Military Uniform identification and price guide.


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Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Value $200.00 $225.00 $245.00 $255.00 $255.00
Availability Rare Rare Rare Rare Rare
Invest Grade B B B B A

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