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SS M1943 Einheitsfeldmutze Cap. Is it real?

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    Default SS M1943 Einheitsfeldmutze Cap. Is it real?

    Hi. I picked up this cap this morning and I would like some help or opinions as to whether it is real.

    The badges look ok and the buttons have some wear plus there is a lot of staining to the lining. I've looked everywhere but the only reference I can find to match my cap is on the Imperial War Museum's website.

    Any help would be appreciated.
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    Hi Funkymonkey,
    In MHO it is a real cap (all caps are real caps) but not an original TR cap - very bad workmanship, no capmaker would have dared to sell something like that. As always, I'm no specialist for insignia but I suppose they are fakes, too.
    Hopefully the real specialists will take a look and confirm my opinion - sorry for you.
    Last edited by ErWeSa; 04-20-2015 at 12:13 PM.

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    Thanks for replying. I was a bit suspicious but then I spotted the cap the IWM have and it looks very similar. The link is here [URL="http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30100917"].

    I can't zoom in on the site but it looks very similar.

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    That is the point - if it didn't even look similar nobody would consider buying it. The photo of the cap in your link shows some marked differences: compare for example the seam that runs around crown at the outside to the crown without that seam of your cap. Then have a look at the visor - terrible seam and the underneath is longer the upper part, etc. etc.

    If simililarity was enough I'd be a rich man!
    Last edited by ErWeSa; 04-20-2015 at 12:14 PM.

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    I see. I think I fell for a wear and tear trick. If I see the person I bought it from, I'll make sure he knows it's a fake and I'll be asking for my money back. Thanks for your help.

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    To be absolutely sure, you'd better wait for someone like stonemint to confirm my impression!

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    Hello,
    This Einheitsfeldmütze is crap...
    I cant comment the insignia as i have never been interested in that field of collecting, but who would add real WSS insignia to a very poor repro ?
    Thanks
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