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AAF Cap-Fying Summer Type B-1 and Cap Mechanics Type A-3

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    Default AAF Cap-Fying Summer Type B-1 and Cap Mechanics Type A-3

    I have had my A-3 for a little bit, but I just found the B-1 today at the first flea market of the year. Both are in excellent shape and I have never seen one in person that was boxed! Next is the B-2 flying cap, if anyone knows where I can find one for sale in the same condition I would be grateful!

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    Nice hat. Rich A. in Pa.
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    Hi Ben,

    I' m sorry to tell you that the B-1 is a reproduction example.

    I have the same exact piece, with same specs, stamps. (I don' t have the box)

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    Here is my original example for reference.

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    Your A-3 looks original by the way.

    There are so many AAF reproduction in the market, so be careful.

    Regards,
    Taka

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    Further info:

    A Japanese company Mash.CO made this and other reproductions.

    B-1 Cap

    MASH JAPAN Online Store -We sell repair parts for your flight jacket-

    Regards,
    Taka

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    I would have to concur I have seen items made by companies like this sort of like Eastman that has made 40s era military equipment in the 80s and 90s

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    Well thats depressing lol
    Guess I can use it for reenacting then!

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    Still a neat cap. Some of these repro items sell for
    quite a lot, considering. I know the 'Eastman'
    stuff - referenced above - was top end
    and rather expensive.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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