Blanks are garments that are completely put together, but with no button holes or top stitching. A blank is wearable when you receive it. It is not a bundle of pieces that have to be sorted out and joined together. You will know that a blank is a fit before doing a lot of work on it only to find it does not fit and cannot be returned. Even better, blanks cost only a little more than other makers charge for a kit!
Please be sure that your blank fits you before finishing work is done as we will not accept returns of blanks once they have had finishing work done by anyone other than B. & B. Tart.
A blank includes the assembled pieces and instructions for finishing the garment and the cost of shipping. Buttons and thread are not included but are available for an additional charge.
Six piece body, two piece sleeves, nonbuttoning beltloops, nonbuttoning shoulder straps, typically a nine button closure with a button affixed through each shoulder strap. They are lined in cotton osnaburg and have an inside pocket. These jackets seem to have been produced by the Richmond Clothing Bureau primarily for the A.N.V.
These jackets seem to have been in production from the Spring of 1862 to mid-1864. They are seen in photographs in use through to the end of the war.
** Remember a blank RDII can easily be altered to a RDI, RDIII or Commutation jacket from a blank.
If you would like your blank in a short or long length please click here to add that option to your order.
Blanks ordered from this page are made to order and require time to process. At this time blanks ordered from this page ship within 5 weeks.