Outstanding High Quality WWII German Army JÄGER OFFICER’S VISOR CAP. (Schirmmütze) Certified
Outstanding High Quality WWII German Army JÄGER OFFICER’S VISOR CAP. (Schirmmütze) Certified. Visor caps were a standard item for all personnel during the Third Reich period and regulations dictated the form of dress they were to be worn with based on the individuals rank. Officer and certain senior NCO ranks were responsible for purchasing their own caps and as a result were allotted a clothing allowance through the army’s Kleiderkasse, (Clothing Account), system. The Officers and certain senior NCO’s could choose to purchase their caps from the armed forces clothing depots or to privately purchase visor caps of higher quality. Although enlisted personnel were issued their caps from government supplies they were also permitted to purchase privately tailored caps although the price may have been restrictive. Originally the insignia worn on the visor caps consisted the Weimar Reichsheer patterns which included a blackened leather chinstrap for all ranks. In February 1927 new chin cords for Officer ranks were introduced with silver cords for the ranks of Leutnant to Oberst and gilt cords for the ranks of Generalmajor to Generalfeldmarschall. Regulations of February 26TH 1936 also permitted senior NCO’s who were Officer Candidates to wear the Officers twisted silver/aluminum chin cord on their visor caps as opposed to the standard EM/NCO’s leather chinstrap. Of Note: Both the first pattern Reichsheer era visor cap eagle and wreath were replaced with the second pattern in March 1935. The different branches of service within the army were allocated a particular identifying waffenfarbe, (Branch of Service Color), with green being chosen for Jäger, (Light Infantry), personnel which was displayed as piping on the visor cap. Original private purchase cap. Feldgrau wool body with grey/green centerband and green wool piping. One moth hole at the top back (see photos) and a tiny one at the side. 2nd pattern metal wreath and eagle. Cap would have original been an Officer with silver chincord and button. Nice complete liner some cracking see photos. with original celluloid sweat diamond. Size is marked 57. complete leather sweatband with some loss. Nice untouched cap. OUTSTANDING example showing the expected minor age and wear In good but used condition . Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic brought home by a U.S. Veteran. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. Great artifact! don’t miss it! VERY GOOD BUT USED CONDITION! OUTSTANDING JAGER OFFICER’S Cap!