German Gendarmerie Meister's Greatcoat (Mantel). The police were divided into eight assorted branches of service and during the restructuring the different police agencies were assigned specific identifying 'Truppenfarbe' (Branch Colors), with the orange truppenfarbe being allocated to the 'Gendarmerie' (Rural Police). Nice quality, Police green, wool/rayon blend construction greatcoat. The greatcoat has two rows of six front closure buttons and the greatcoat also has a single metal hook and eye at the neckline. The buttons are all the silver washed, pebbled aluminum type and appear to have their original stitching. The greatcoat is having a lay-down, chocolate-brown, wool construction collar, piped with the Rural Police orange branch colour. The greatcoat has loops and buttons to attachs shoulder-boards. The greatcoat comes with a pair of orange piped shoulder-boards indicating the rank of 'Meister' within the Gendarmerie. The Greatcoat is not visible maker marked. The greatcoat is showing some normal traces of usage and some staining. Nice original greatcoat in good used condition!