Here is what purports to be an original M34 cap, a later version with an artificial silk lining. It is a small size 54. It is marked inside with an illegible maker stamping and a faint "F1942." It once had a soutache, which has been removed. The cockade is machine sewn, the eagle is rather crudely hand sewn. Is this in fact an original hat? Any comments on this would be welcome and appreciated.