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just purchased first para beret! what do you think please?

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    Default just purchased first para beret! what do you think please?

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    A very nice-looking beret!
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Very nice.


    John
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    thanks guys...im on a bit of a frenzy at the moment!

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    Hi Tommitank
    I have spent a lot of time over the years looking at WWII British berets and I have a few concerns regarding the beret you have posted
    1 no double row of stitching to the white doted lines or near them
    2 The WD stamp should be on the inside part of the brim and not to the center
    3 the way the white lines run they appear not be a constant width apart
    4 the width of the brim looks wrong for the period see below some out of my collection
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    Last edited by ASR142; 09-30-2014 at 07:58 PM.

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    Quote by ASR142 View Post
    Hi Tommitank
    I have spent a lot of time over the years looking at WWII British berets and i have a few concerns regarding the beret you have posted
    1 no double row of stitching to the white doted lines or near them
    2 The wd stamp should be on the inside part of the brim and not to the center
    3 the way the white lines run they appear not be a constant width apart
    4 the width of the brim looks wrong for the period see below some out of my collection
    I hope Iam wrong Steve
    In case anyone does not know Steve, he is a well known collector and is very knowledgeable on WWII Berets and if he has concerns then I would take them seriously.

    I sorry to say that I also think it is a pimped and restamped post war beret. I hope you can get your money back. Any chance for ref purposes to see all of the inside and all of the underside of it?
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Get a refund Tommi...
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    wow, that's amazing guys! cant thank you all enough! I was just saying to a friend it was to cheap, schoolboy error!
    its not even arrived yet and its going back lol!
    thanks again guys! humbled!

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    Quote by TommiTank View Post
    wow, that's amazing guys! cant thank you all enough! I was just saying to a friend it was to cheap, schoolboy error!
    its not even arrived yet and its going back lol!
    thanks again guys! humbled!
    Glad to hear this and next time ask before you buy. Also remember that an original wartime para beret would be at least 500 unless you find one in a boot fair from someone who does not know about them.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    well at least that some money not gone to waist !!! steve

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