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    KM Visor update

    Hello,
    I finally was able to acquire this French made KM visor along with a Zimmerman EK1 that is presumably part of the KM 'Vet's Estate. The Visor is in overall very good "wear" condition, been there look. It is missing a 1/4 of the sweat band. There is also a French made KM overseas cap, a Tropical tunic, pictures and various other KM items from the Estate that I hope to qcuire. Here are some updated pictures from today of what I have. Hope you like.
    Van
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    Last edited by Van; 05-18-2020, 05:56 PM.

    #2
    I will post the EK in the EK forums...
    Van

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      #3
      Looks awesome! Do you have a good idea of which theater he served in?

      Best
      H
      Unless it was nighttime, or the weather was bad, and you were running out of gas - then it was a sweaty nightmare, like a monkey f*ing a skunk.
      ~ Dan Hampton, Viper Pilot

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        KM visor update

        Congratulations Van on picking some nice KM pieces. A few years ago there was a thread here on the WAF about French made bullion eagles. I have one exactly like the one on your officers visor. I posted it on the thread and some people did not like it. Well, now you have posted a real officers visor with the same style bullion eagle that I have, and posted. Mine was removed from an officers visor. Thanks for sharing your new pieces to your collection. Smitty
        Last edited by smitty; 05-18-2020, 08:51 PM.

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          #5
          Thanks for the kind remarks, I was a nervous nelly waiting for this transaction, ,, now if the other items come available that will be great..
          Ill try not to stress toooooooo much about it... one day at a time... right ????
          Van

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            #6
            OH... Another thing, I have gone through 3 different archives on U-boat emblems and have not seen anything to match, does anyone know of this emblem?? Thanks for any help.
            Van

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              #7
              Found it..

              I cant believe I missed the emblem on this web page: https://uboat.net/special/emblems/u203.html

              I actually found the emblem on a decal sheet I have for a model U-boat. Started to research it and found that it is quite a popular U-boat and a book was written about the Commander: Rolf M├╝tzelburg...
              WWWEEEEELLLLLLL, started researching for original and reproduction 203 emblems and found only reproductions BUT,,, nothing that matches the construction of the emblem on the hat. The construction looks to me like 3rd Reich era with the pebbled style on the sword side.
              If anyone can help to verify the era of the emblem on the Visor that would be great. I will try to get some pictures of how the emblem is attatched to the Visor, dont know if that will help. Thanks for any helpful replies.
              Van
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                A look at the emblem

                After looking closely but carefully at how the Emblem is attached, I discovered that it is a "Stick Pin". I was able to remove it and take pictures. Any help would be appreciated, Thanks.
                Van
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                  #9
                  Very nice peace of history.

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                    #10
                    Anyone have an idea on the Pin??, thanks
                    Van

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