IMO - The cap looks like it's a reproduction.
Is it from a reputable source?
well, I never ordered from this seller before...
the cap's description is:
tropical fieldcap M40 of the Wehrmacht with "feldgendarmerie" colour
"TEXLED 1940" production
original material tropical Wehrmacht
size 57 marked
Condition see photos"
This seller must be avoid! keep your money.
The strap is OK...the cap is crap!
Repro cap as has been mentioned by others.
Whatever its just an opinion.
I wouldn't go for the strap either..... !!
Seller "Heereszeugamt" sells crap most of the time,
MP44.nl - Welcome to my Website
It looks like seller doesnt want to show air vents on the cap or the hole in the wab strap....!
Strap is original but it is a saboted Zeltbahn strap from an A-frame. The strap was riveted to the A-frame and there should be a rivet hole in it.....
Nice way to take photos...!!!
"I didn't use any weapon in combat during the war, but i killed hundreds, perhaps thousands of men...they're now at the bottom of the sea"
Walter Borg (ex-MI6) Agent and radio operator in Malta, Tunisia and Italy between 1941 and 1945. Arrested twice, tortured twice, escaped twice, survived the war...
"The future torments us, the past holds us, that is why the present escapes us."
In Memoriam :
Laurent Huart (1964-2008)
thanks for the input...I was eyeing some of this seller's stuff, but I think I'll pass him altogether.
PS: Tom, I've learned many things from your site (and of course from here)
I won't start another tropical (asking) thread, if I don't have to...sooo, I'll ask away here again:
Any thoughts on this tropical back-pack?
There's a small hole on the left-back side by the stiching & one steel ring is MIA in the middle string-part...
The asking price is around 90 USD...