Looking forward to opinions on this example....The rounded shape reminds me more of a Coffee-Can Kepi than a LW-M43..I'm not familiar with the leather-reinforced bill -perhaps others are-, and I also notice that the bill appears unusually thick (Or is it just the photos)...When I was 13 years old I bought one of these from Roger S.Steffens -in Kentucky- for $40, lol...a lot of money for a kid back then...
Like most Late-War items, examples are encountered with irregularities, so I'm reluctant to cast judgement...Just pointing out aspects that appear unusual to my eyes...
I will need to take better photos, the cap dose not look as rounded on the top in person, and the bill is not any thicker than normal. I will post much better photos later tonight.
I am not fond of the 2 color lining or the leather sweat band in a enlisted mans cap.
I really do not know what it is.
Could you please repost them the right way up.........?
I have to say that I'm not agreeing with it. The leather sweatbands were to be found in Officer's caps, as far as I have ever known. This one raises a couple of antenna...
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Just looking at the makers name imprinted on the leather sweatband ... is it just me or does it say Juan (something i can't make out), Madrid?