I'm new to this site and wondered if anyone could help. I was sorting my attic out and came across this cap which my uncle gave me 30 years ago which I think his dad got during the war. There are no markings on the inside and I was wondering if anyone knows what it is.
Hope this is in order and I haven't broken any rules
10-08-2016 02:32 PM
Hello and welcome to the forum Shaun!
Although I am not an expert, it appears to be an original Heer overseas cap to me.
Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)
A very nice Heer (Army) enlisted mens cap. And straight from the attic too!
One thing to remember; if you want to start collecting or if you just want to sell this cap, don't try to clean it in any way.
Thanks very much for the friendly welcome and useful information best regards
It is a very early production of the Feldmütze 1934 modified 1935. I would say that it's been produced between 1935 and 1936 and both the Hoheitsabzeichen and the cockade are replacement. It originally had insignia on light grey and a soutache that may have been removed per regulation. It is quite unfortunate that it does not have any markings left, it should bear a maker's mark, a year of production and why not an unit marking...
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Fantastic information many thanks