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Cap Rescue: Reichswehr Pioneer M1920 Service cap

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    Default Cap Rescue: Reichswehr Pioneer M1920 Service cap

    Hi

    Latest project finally arrived on Monday just gone. I have been waiting three long months for it to turn up and now that it has.........

    .................I'm looking forward to restoring it back to it's former glory.

    Cap Rescue: Reichswehr Pioneer M1920 Service cap


    It is a 1922 dated cap for pioneer battalion 2 and still has the owners name tag in.

    Cap Rescue: Reichswehr Pioneer M1920 Service cap

    It has the "crusher" look owing to the fact it has been crushed.

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    The peak is broken, missing its chin strap and hole in the crown other wise it's mint

    Watch this space.............

    cheers

    tony
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    Ok, Sunday Afternoon well spent.

    First job steam clean the cap to fluff up the wool.

    Next take the surface threads for the repair to the crown

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    add second layer to finish the repair

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    then reshape and add a wire spring

    Cap Rescue: Reichswehr Pioneer M1920 Service cap


    the cap had split pin buttons fixing the original chinstrap and the addition was a straight forward replacement. fitted a treat.

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    result.....looks a lot better IMO.

    Cap Rescue: Reichswehr Pioneer M1920 Service cap

    Of course, looking at this shape it is easy to understand why they removed the wire spring so here are some shots without the spring for comparison.
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    cheers

    tony

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    Well done. I have some you can fix, too, if you want.
    damit, basta.

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    FB,

    Joking apart, if you have some in need of a sympathetic restore, then by all means if I can help I will.

    cheers

    tony

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    Nice work. I like the name tag.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Terrific job! My compliments!

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    Nice work Tony, it's always a pleasure to see the results of your skills.

    As a side note, this style of name tag, white with the little stars border usualy worries me but in this case, it's great to see an obviously original one in situ.

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    Great piece of history! Thanks for sharing... Kurt

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    Great cap, great job!
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    cheers
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