10-22-2015 10:42 PM
Mystery solved--you have a 100% original visor for an NCO of the Gendarmerie, or Rural Police.
See here for other examples:
Po-Gendarmerie (Rural Police) Visors
Forgot to mention that the holes are for the eagle.
Also, silver buttons are commonly found on these caps, as senior NCOs could wear the cords upon promotion.
I kind of figured, but the brown isn't as pronounced as it is on those other caps in the link or the lack of vent holes. So you think the black leather cord is part of the cap? or is the silver cord the stereotypical one for this kind of cap?
Yes. The black is correct. But it is "prepped" and ready should he be promoted to officer and thus needing to switch to the silver cords (for which the buttons would then match).
I think this is what Stonemint is alluding to.
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Nice cap and well worth restoring with some original insignia.
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Any ideas as to the type of Police Cap i should look at getting?
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You just need a cockade and a 1-piece (flat) NCO eagle--those usually run in the 35-40 dollar range.
Alright just found a fantastic cockade for the cap, Any Nco Police eagle will do? I know they made a few diff variations of these kinds with different makers?