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Old 10-03-2010, 02:02 PM   #61
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Right guys,

Here are some better pics of the cap, let me know what you think. Be truthfull.







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Old 10-03-2010, 02:03 PM   #62
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Old 10-04-2010, 03:19 PM   #63
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Come on guys, really need some comments and opinions..


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Old 10-04-2010, 03:45 PM   #64
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Ok, it's always very very tough to judge black cloth from photos, especially with the flash on.

I still would not want this cap though. I can't give you specific things that are wrong, just gut reactions and my gut is screaming that this one isn't original.

That's not much help I know but most M43 collectors will tell you the same I think. It's not something you can put into words, it's more of an instinct based on experience.
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Old 10-04-2010, 03:48 PM   #65
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Come on guys, really need some comments and opinions..


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Old 10-04-2010, 03:55 PM   #66
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Agreed, trap is real but the application is errr..contrived? Is that a good word? What I'm trying to say is that if you asked someone to sew a trap onto a cap and gave them some original examples to look at, this is what they would come up with. But it's just not authentic IMO.
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Thanks for the comments guys, more opinions welcome.

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Old 10-04-2010, 04:47 PM   #68
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Ok, it's always very very tough to judge black cloth from photos, especially with the flash on.
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This is very true, and therefore I feel reluctant to make a final judgement on this cap.
Although from what the photo's show I'm not yet convinced, I still think you should see it in the flesh and feel the cloth - especially when the odds are against an item - before ruling it out in total. It's been wrote many times before, but a potentialy good thing can turn into bad overnight...
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:46 PM   #69
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thank you Eric but the pic isnt to clear
I will try to make one better but I have to get a better camera first. Will do it soon.

As I don't want to disturb chosen mans initial thread I will start a new thread regarding SS M43 grey caps when I have some new pictures. Thanks for all the input so far.

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Old 10-05-2010, 01:22 PM   #70
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Thankyou Eric for not stealing the thread but to be honest i think my cap has run its course. Please feel free to post your cap on here. Maybe make this thread into an all out M43 thread.

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Had the great pleasure of looking at an authentic SS officer's M43 cap at the Max. It was a "one looker" if there can be such a thing regarding SS caps, and it had no construction details in common with the caps on this thread.

Have seen Italian produced Heer and Luftwaffe M43 caps and their construction, and wool, differs as well.
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As I don't want to disturb chosen mans initial thread I will start a new thread regarding SS M43 grey caps when I have some new pictures. Thanks for all the input so far.

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This one could be added to this thread then; another HBT lined M43 just posted... http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=465439
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Had the great pleasure of looking at an authentic SS officer's M43 cap at the Max. It was a "one looker" if there can be such a thing regarding SS caps, and it had no construction details in common with the caps on this thread.

Have seen Italian produced Heer and Luftwaffe M43 caps and their construction, and wool, differs as well.
Hello John,

was the SS officer's M43 cap a field grey example or Panzer black and did it have a trap or HBT lining ?

Very interesting,

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Old 10-05-2010, 09:18 PM   #74
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Hello John,

was the SS officer's M43 cap a field grey example or Panzer black and did it have a trap or HBT lining ?

Very interesting,

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Black, no trap, no HBT lining.
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Black, no trap, no HBT lining.
And don't forget.................incredible!
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