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Private Purchase M43 Real or Fake

Article about: I found what appears to be a private purchase M43 type cap at a thrift shop and need some expert help to determine if it is real or not. The pics I am uploading aren't the best, for instance

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    Default Private Purchase M43 Real or Fake

    I found what appears to be a private purchase M43 type cap at a thrift shop and need some expert help to determine if it is real or not.
    The pics I am uploading aren't the best, for instance the pebbling on the buttons does not show. The cap has a makers label as well as other markings, a Nazi eagle in a circle ( a double stamp ) and some others I know nothing of. The skull attached to the side seems to be first pattern. At one time the cap had a full sweat band. The bill of the cap is appears to be stiff cardboard like material. I am hoping the markings on the interior will tell the tale. Thanks much for any info you can give me

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    Default Re: Private Purchase M43 Real or Fake

    Don't know nothing about the cap Pierre, but thats one hell of a backyard you got there!!

    Impressed, Ned.
    Last edited by big ned; 06-05-2009 at 03:29 AM. Reason: unwanted caps shown
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Default Re: Private Purchase M43 Real or Fake

    Hi Pierre, welcome to the forum!

    Sorry, but I feel this is a modern reproduction. The cut and markings are typical of those made in the 1990's.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Default Re: Private Purchase M43 Real or Fake

    I agree with Ade, it's a copy
    Regards,
    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    Default Re: Private Purchase M43 Real or Fake

    Horrible Fake, sorry

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    Default Re: Private Purchase M43 Real or Fake

    Not a fake at all.. its just post war made/used in austrian army.. Billbert
    skull added after use..

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    Default Re: Private Purchase M43 Real or Fake

    looks good from a distance

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    pierre
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    Default Re: Private Purchase M43 Real or Fake

    Thanks for the opinions guys, does anyone know anything about the Litto Kappe co. I was able to find out that they did make uniform hats for the Austrian military and other government entities as well as for private organizations ie ( Vienna Boys Choir) prior to the war, but have been unable to find anything postwar.

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    Always agree with Adrian ! for the moment...lol

    Sebastien.

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    Default Re: Private Purchase M43 Real or Fake

    Quote by big ned View Post
    Don't know nothing about the cap Pierre, but thats one hell of a backyard you got there!!

    Impressed, Ned.
    I'm pretty sure that he took the photo outside the front steps of his home. You're actually looking down the walkway; every break in the shrubbery is a different residence.

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