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LW officer's M43 -- your thoughts on this hat, please?

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    Default LW officer's M43 -- your thoughts on this hat, please?

    I have had this hat for about 15 years. It seems to be unusual because of the color. What is the significance of the large stenciled "A" on the inside? I thought this signified Russian capture. The fabric seems to be a lightweight wool. I acquired this hat from a LW collector as an original. Your comments will be appreciated.Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: LW officer's M43 -- your thoughts on this hat, please?

    Ive seen similar 'A's stamped on postwar west German clothing. Is it grey rather than greyish blue?

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    Default Re: LW officer's M43 -- your thoughts on this hat, please?

    I would say it is grey.

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    Default Re: LW officer's M43 -- your thoughts on this hat, please?

    My immediate thought is that this is indeed a postwar German cap. The grey material, the buttons and the stamp all point to that to me. However, I am not an expert and there are others on this forum who are, so thats just my opinion.

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    Default Re: LW officer's M43 -- your thoughts on this hat, please?

    Thanks for your comments.I took the hat outside and it is a very dark grey.The buttons are marked with Assman's symbol,and size of 12mm. There is no stitching through the lining.The eagle is hand stitched to the hat. The flap hold down strips are black,about 11/2" long,and of rayon material. Just more information to help determine what I really have here.

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    Default Re: LW officer's M43 -- your thoughts on this hat, please?

    Ok, we just need to wait for someone else to contribute.

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    Default Re: LW officer's M43 -- your thoughts on this hat, please?

    It's post war of course but these trikot creations can be difficult to judge from photos.

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    Default Re: LW officer's M43 -- your thoughts on this hat, please?

    Thanks Ben.Can you tell from the photos if the eagle is good ? From comparisions on the forum, it looks good to me.Also do you know
    what the A on the lining means,and did the LW ever use this grey shade of trikot? I suppose some people would call this shade
    "bluish grey".Your input,as always is appreciated.
    Peter

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    Default Re: LW officer's M43 -- your thoughts on this hat, please?

    Items from the Post war German army are stamped with a large A to show they have been sold off by the Army so stops people taking them back to the stores for exchange etc , This is a Post war German Airforce ski cap i am sorry to say

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    Default Re: LW officer's M43 -- your thoughts on this hat, please?

    Thanks for information.Now I know what I have.Anybody else have any comments?All comments are appreciated.

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