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supperpotato 06-14-2019 06:23 PM

M43 cap for opinions
 
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Picked up this M43 that I would like to share with you. Big cap size 60, showing wear and usage. Hope you like it.

Thanks!

Shawn

supperpotato 06-14-2019 06:24 PM

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supperpotato 06-14-2019 06:25 PM

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Robert999 06-14-2019 10:55 PM

Looks an awful lot like an SM Wholesale cap.

Andy C. 06-15-2019 12:33 AM

Stinker

STUG III 06-15-2019 06:31 AM

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Yes the M43 is a reproduction, I do believe who ever is making them has hi-jacked the RBnr. for these fakes. The font for the original RB's is quite different. That WW2 firm made HG tropical caps as well. I think the fakes put the size markings below the RB if I am correct. I included a shot of the HG interior showing the difference in font.
Just my opinion of course.

Robert999 06-15-2019 10:32 AM

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Originally Posted by STUG III (Post 8472775)
Yes the M43 is a reproduction, I do believe who ever is making them has hi-jacked the RBnr. for these fakes. The font for the original RB's is quite different. That WW2 firm made HG tropical caps as well. I think the fakes put the size markings below the RB if I am correct. I included a shot of the HG interior showing the difference in font.
Just my opinion of course.

https://www.smwholesaleusa.com/shop-...3-enlisted-cap

STUG III 06-15-2019 02:31 PM

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I went to the site, as you probably wanted me to. As I said, the font that 'SM wholesales' uses for the M43 Luftwaffe and Army are not the same as used on original Herman Meyer visors and other caps that the firm used in war time production. SM wholesales puts the size below the RBNr. the originals are above and they are completely different lettering fonts used in the stamps. Included is my Luftwaffe 'Berg' style later with no vents, showing the makers mark.
Thank you. Dave.

STUG III 06-15-2019 02:32 PM

M43
 
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STUG III 06-15-2019 02:33 PM

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Front view 1. It also has no 'ear flap' strips as well.

Robert999 06-15-2019 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by STUG III (Post 8473038)
I went to the site, as you probably wanted me to. As I said, the font that 'SM wholesales' uses for the M43 Luftwaffe and Army are not the same as used on original Herman Meyer visors and other caps that the firm used in war time production. SM wholesales puts the size below the RBNr. the originals are above and they are completely different lettering fonts used in the stamps. Included is my Luftwaffe 'Berg' style later with no vents, showing the makers mark.
Thank you. Dave.


I posted the SMW link in response to the pics the OP posted of his cap in order to give proper context to my previous comments concerning the cap's possible origin.

STUG III 06-15-2019 04:23 PM

M43
 
Thank you Robert999, your posting was informative to me, I had no idea it was SM making the M43 hats with same RBNR. as the originals. Thank you again!

supperpotato 06-15-2019 07:40 PM

Thanks everyone! This saves me tons of trouble. Cap returned.


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