Originally Posted by Willi Z.
Indeed. If there is any need to go further as others have stated; the wool itself, markings, buttons, button holes, artificial staining, etc, etc.......all problems.
as I said in post number 25 & 29, "no argument from me"
I do not like this cap. We were comparing the "ribbed rayon lining on this one with another M43 under investigation which also has a "ribbed" rayon lining.
I do not like the lining and have not seen it in a pre-May 45 cap that I trust.
The only thing which might be original, is the olive green/ brown bias material under the flaps and may be the buttons. Perhaps the faker had access to a supply of pre-May 45 not used during the war.
Hard to say much about the black wool without holding the cap. That too however, is likely bad but a hands on would confirm.
Not one for me,