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    M 38 Feldmütze of the Infanterie

    My fellow collectors ,

    let me share my newest aquisition in the headgear department with you.
    The cap is in a very nice , hardly worn condition and is dated 1941.

    Quite good readable also is the maker's stamp and size in the lining.

    The cap was made by " Peter Küpper , Mützenfabrik , Wuppertal -Ronsdorf "
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    More pics...
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      More...
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        #4
        details

        Could you please show close-ups of the leather sweatband and grommets inside the cap?

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          #5
          Here are the pics ....
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            #6
            The leather sweatband...
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              #7
              You have a very strange cap. The construction looks to be spot on judging from the pictures. What is really strange is the sweatband. I have never seen a EM/NCO's side cap with one. I think its why people hesitates to post their opinion.
              Very interesting cap!

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                #8
                M34 sidecap by Peter Kupper. I think a straight piece.

                Robt.

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                  #9
                  IMO it's a reproduction, markings and grommets are wrong.
                  derka

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by derka View Post
                    IMO it's a reproduction, markings and grommets are wrong.
                    derka
                    The grommets look to be the early pre-war type. Such grommets usually seen on side-caps made up 1936 & 1937, sometimes later. They are magnetic, however have a gold-bright-brass coating on the reverse. In this case the reverse is rusted from being damp. They are the correct grey enamel on the outside.

                    This 1941 cap is a bit of a weird combination with pre-war grommets and an officer leather forehead sweatband. But I suppose theoretically possible.

                    Would need need to compare with more beyond doubt examples by this maker to be able to comment further,

                    Chris

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by 90th Light View Post

                      Would need need to compare with more beyond doubt examples by this maker to be able to comment further,

                      Chris
                      Here are 2 exemples of markings in 1940 dated Heer sidecaps :





                      The bill of the "M" changed in 1941 :

                      http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...peter+k%FCpper

                      Another one from 1941 :



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                        #12
                        Originally posted by derka View Post
                        Here are 2 exemples of markings in 1940 dated Heer sidecaps :

                        The bill of the "M" changed in 1941 :

                        http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...peter+k%FCpper

                        Another one from 1941 :

                        Thank you for posting those derka,

                        well there are definite difference between the stamps you show and the stamp in the cap which started this thread. Yet the stamps you show are basically consistent in style and layout. Not a good sign unless we can find evidence that this maker used more than one type of stamp in 1941 ???

                        Are there other differences when compared with the cap in the link that you have provided ???

                        Chris

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                          #13
                          Markings and grommets are the obvious differences between the sidecap subject of this thread and the two others 1941 dated Heer sidecaps.
                          A comparizon in hands would reveal more maybe, but i can't say for sure.
                          Different markings of Peter Küpper can be observed inside other types of sidecaps :

                          http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=836534

                          http://www.ratisbons.com/Auctions-ar...r-a-woman.html

                          http://www.military-antiques-stockho...oducts_id=3513

                          http://www.hermann-historica.de/aukt...db=kat67_x.txt

                          https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-us/a...9-a52101362b03

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                            #14
                            Hi Gents,

                            I got in hand this cap at the last german show, and in hand looked like one absolutely original piece. Looks old to me.

                            Could we see a close-up view about the stamp?

                            best regards,
                            Alex

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                              #15
                              My fellow collectors ,

                              i would like to thank all of you who have contributed
                              and have expressed their opinions.

                              I have to say that I feel very comfortable with this item.
                              A Special thank to Alex for expressing his Impressions when
                              he handled the cap at the Show.


                              Here is another try to take a pic of the stamp....
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