Hi James, the stamp is an inspection stamp. OTK3 is the military inspection mark. 1 COPT = Grade One.
PS: If you ever see any kit marked "OTK87" it is a replica made by a friend of mine. He marks all his products with this bogus code.
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looks like you have an armored forces officers cap made in Odessa Ukraine after the collapse on the soviet union because the diamond label is clear plastic with a paper.
many thanks ade for the great info im only use to seeing the soviet poct size stamp on a few tank helmets i have so this copt stamp was confussing me so thought best to ask to its meaning ,im glad to hear its an original piece too ,cheers james
hi phil and many thanks for looking over my hat would this label imply the insignia is incorrect or was there a transitional period so close after the fall of the wall ?and my next question would be what would the ukrainian insignias of this period look like
The insignia is fine as they kept it the same for 1-2 years after the collapse of the USSR. A Ukrainian insignia has the traditional trident or Tryzub.
many thanks for all your help phil
im really glad to hear its an armored forces cap too as its fits in to my area of collecting very well
Very nice James,visors, Helmets, Guns, Gasmasks,you certainly cover a lot of ground Bud,well done on obtaining a great looking cap...........
thanks jake "visor" that was the word i was looking for but went for hat instead ,thanks for looking mate at what could be another field of collecting