Just got my hands on this little beauty
Picked this rather nice early Motorcycle Battalion visor up, Iíve wanted one for ages, it was just finding one that was the problem, Iím going to keep this one I think for my own private collection, all I need now is the officers, if you've got one.
05-28-2015 04:51 PM
It's gorgeous, what colour is the Waffenfarbe? on my monitor it looks like recruiting, I'm sure it's not
When you're wounded and left of Afghanistan's plains,
An' the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle an' blow out your brains,
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." - Rudyard Kipling
It's hard to get the color of the Waffenfarbe to show up correctly on the images, here are some comparison images the close up is mine again but a slightly truer color, the officers is another motorcycle battalion but is showing more brown than copper brown.
The cap is dated 1936.
that's a very nice cap indeed.
Congratulations on such a cool score, nice honest wear...I know the feeling when that rare long-awaited treasure finally comes your way, and you just know it's the one you've got to have...
Super nice, it has great character.
Courage is not the lack of fear, it is the ability to take action, no matter the cost.
Like Butter! or Chocolate....Love it!
Nice other ranks contract cap...........congratulations.
Any stamps for the unit or maker under the sweat band ?
Thanks everyone for your kind words.
Can't see any stamps for the unit or maker under the sweat band Tony, there is some thing that looks as though it could have been a stamp at one time but it's totally indecipherable now, the only thing that is there now which is readable is the date.
Tony, I've sent you a PM.
Better color to the images.
Last edited by keflin2612; 05-28-2015 at 09:20 PM.
Great find. It is always so pleasing to score a rare cap.