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Article about: Hi to all, I am currently trying to get a Luftwaffe cap for my grand father : he was a radio on a Ju-52 from 1940 to 1943, and from 1943 to 1945 a radar operator in Ju-88 and Me-110. He had

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    Hi to all,

    I am currently trying to get a Luftwaffe cap for my grand father : he was a radio on a Ju-52 from 1940 to 1943, and from 1943 to 1945 a radar operator in Ju-88 and Me-110.
    He had to give up most of his stuff, all what remained is the dagger hanger, wehrpass, and Funker Ausweis. He always wished to keep his cap, so I am currently trying to get one which is also not too expensive. But I know there are also lots of fakes, and as I have no clue, I thought I might ask some of you who might be able to help me.
    So big question : real, or repro? I hope you don't mind if I post lots of pics, I have about 3 different possibilities. I also understand if it is difficult to judge from pictures, but as said, I would be very happy and thankful if anybody could help me
    First one
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    Again, thanks for your support, and if any of you knows where to finde nice caps to "affordable" prices, I would be greateful (by affordable I mean between 400 and 550 , I know I am probably dreaming^^)

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    Your price range is actually good. And they all seem original to me.

    If I was you, I would get the nicest conditioned one for your grandfather. The last one I think is the nicest one. A minty one is how he would have probably remembered them.

    Cheers, Pat

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    Hello and welcome to the forum. What a wonderful thought to replace your Grandfathers equipment , he must be getting on a bit by now ,my grandfather is 88 and was a 17 year old at Sword beach on D-Day! Anyway back to the caps , I really like cap1 , seems fine to me and I also like cap3. I am unsure about cap2 , but it may be fine. The price range is fair so if it were me I would go for number 1!! Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    Thank you for your prompt reply Patrick
    Indeed, the last one is nice, but a little bit over my price range (600), so I don't know frankly speaking.
    And being in Germany, I don't want to risk an order outside Europe. The Border control scans most of the packages.
    But again, very much appreciated piece of advice.

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    He is indeed quite old (91), and well, with time being I have the feeling he gets a little bit more Brown if you see what I mean.
    After the war, he befriended with a french B-26 Marauder pilot.

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    I am sorry, I might have been unclear : the price range I gave is my personnal wish.
    And only the second one is in this. First is 620, third 600.

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    The first and 3rd are one-looker originals. W-T-K made some high-quality visors--that one is a stunner.
    I need better pics of the 2nd one.

    These are also all private-purchase visors, and are higher-quality than "Issue" (contract) visors (and hence, usually more expensive).
    You should be able to find a nice contract visor in the $600 range.
    NEC SOLI CEDIT

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    This thread is a comparison of contract and private-purchase visors:

    http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/cloth-...26/#post435088
    NEC SOLI CEDIT

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    No. 3 has a really great shape and beautiful overall
    condition. This would be my choice.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by stonemint View Post
    This thread is a comparison of contract and private-purchase visors:

    http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/cloth-...26/#post435088
    Thank you, this is quite interesting.
    Pardon my ignorance, but what is private purchase and contract?Does contract mean it was a Professional dealer?

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