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!
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. These jackets seem to have been produced by the Richmond Clothing Bureau primarily for the A.N.V. They typically have a nine button closure with a button affixed through each shoulder strap.
** Remember a blank RDII can easily be altered to a RDI, RDIII or Commutation jacket from a blank.
These jackets are made of a mixed gray wool. Please note that unlike most of our offerings the wool in these jackets do have about 20%synthetic content. The jackets in this run have the following features.
Six piece body,
two piece sleeves,
non buttoning belt loops,
non buttoning shoulder straps,
They are lined in cotton osnaburg and have an inside pocket.
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. You will need to close the lining at the neck with a few whip stitches, work the button holes, sew on the buttons and topstitch the jacket if you choose to. Buttons and thread are not included but are available for an additional charge.
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Our in stock blanks typically ship within 2-3 business days.