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NCO Shoulder Scales
Shoulder Scales, NCO

Our Price: $74.95

Product Code: FEU-036

Shoulder Scale Attachment Set

NCO Shoulder Scales

Brass articulated (multi-piece) construction NCO shoulder scales. Wider and thicker through the crescent than standard enlisted scales to show higher rank. Exact reproduction of originals worn on the shoulders of the dress uniform.

Shoulder scales were originally designed to be a form of body armor. The idea was that if a soldier wearing these was struck down by a swordsman, the blow would be diminished by the protecting scales. However, by the American Civil War these scales were worn by Enlisted and NCOs as part of their dress uniform and not for protection.

Civil War NCO Shoulder Scales recovered at Little Round Top in Gettysburg.

Attachment sets (FEU-006A) sold separately. Made in U.S.A.

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