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Old 09-13-2017, 08:02 AM   #1
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Default Italian General's visor cap for review

Hello everyone,

Specialists on Italian headgear needed!
Manufacturing details does not look to be WWII to us. But did the Italian make caps this way?

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Old 09-13-2017, 11:53 AM   #2
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Hello klaus..it looks like you have a PNF leaders visor cap ...i would say date wise from the 1930s ...so yes pre war !...nice rare item ...
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:29 PM   #3
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Not general's at all, that's sure!
The maker's mark should be of "Unione Militare".
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Old 09-14-2017, 04:00 AM   #4
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Thanks very much for your help!
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Old 09-25-2017, 03:45 PM   #5
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I know your auction is ended, sorry. I haven't see it before.
the eagle is not for PNF but for "Senato e Camera dei fasci e corporazioni".
the chinstrap was in black wire. I know are also used chinstrap in gold/black wire (gold in metal wire) for other rank but now I can't give you other informations about.
I never see this type of chistrap but it may be original.
The cap is is from 1938 to 1943.
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Old 09-26-2017, 04:42 AM   #6
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chin strap is for italian police cap.
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Old 09-27-2017, 08:10 AM   #7
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chin strap is for italian police cap.
Postwar or pre-1945?
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Old 09-27-2017, 11:39 AM   #8
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this chin strap was worn on police officers caps from 1938 to 1941.gold and black is for a medium level rank.
all gold is for questore
after the fascio was abolished from front eagle and changed with savoy knot the chin strap became leather as for army caps.

but this is a PNF cap with a different eagle from the police caps and so this chin strap is wrong on this cap.should be double cords all gold.buttons are also uncorrect as they must be with just fascio.these are for fascist milizia.
large size all gold eagle with axe head below and black backing is for party members that also were high adm.(gruppo A dirigenti) or govt.officers like deputy or senators
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agreed PNF cap; buttons and chinstrap not correct . In photo two
caps of PNF my collection with different grade with the eagle on the
black color.
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