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Article about: Here's my GS cap, I can't find a year stamp, the ink is starting to fade. The makers mark still says london at least.

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    Here's my GS cap, I can't find a year stamp, the ink is starting to fade. The makers mark still says london at least.

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    Paul

    47th MP Co/47th Inf Div 1983-1988
    583rd Ord Co 59th Ord Bde Muenster, W Germany
    1988-1990
    Looking for P37 ammo pouch with No4 bayo frog

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    Nice example by Compton & Webb, looks to have been marked size 7 before over stamping with 57, suggesting postwar issue, though probably war time made IMHO. I just bought an example and waiting for it to arrive sometime next week.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    I suspect a possible Continental army used it, possibly Belgian or Dutch, hence the "57" size mark. These caps would have gone out of use with the British Army long before meteric sizes came in for us for us.

    But it does not detract, all part of the story.

    Good cap.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Thank you guys. I thought it was ww2, wasn't sure about the size marking, still learning about that stuff. Baby steps lol
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    Paul

    47th MP Co/47th Inf Div 1983-1988
    583rd Ord Co 59th Ord Bde Muenster, W Germany
    1988-1990
    Looking for P37 ammo pouch with No4 bayo frog

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