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    Original WWII Russian Front German Army (Heer) Winter Fur Hat Brought Back By A U.S. Veteran

    $475.00
    Original WWII German Army (Heer) Winter Fur Hat Brought Back By A U.S. Veteran. In April 1942 Hitler approved the chosen design, and the first models were issued in the autumn of that year, included assorted winter fur caps. The fur caps were a standard issue item and were distributed to all EM/NCO’s for the winter season, (September 15TH to April 15TH), with other winter garments and were to be returned to the units storage depot at the end of the season for storage, repair and cleaning to be reissued the following September. Originally Officers and senior NCO’s responsible for purchasing their own uniforms and headgear were required to purchase the new winter garments until regulations of December 1942 extended the issue winter clothing to all ranks in the colder theatres of operation. Although there was no official standard model of the fur cap the most commonly encountered type followed the basic pattern of the Mountain and M43 caps with fold down back and side panels designed to protect the wearers ears and neck. Field-grey wool construction cap with rabbit fur front, fold down side ear lugs and back panels. Tie-string complete. Quilted rayon liner. Maker marked and size marked 55. Dated for 1943. Heer Army metal eagle attached to the front. r. Nice used example showing the expected but minimal age and wear. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Brought home by a U.S .Veteran as a trophy of war.  Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

  • Outstanding WWII German Infantry EM/NCO Visor Hat Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran

    SOLD Outstanding WWII German Infantry EM/NCO Visor Hat Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran.  Visor caps were a standard issue 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. Regulations for wear of the visor cap by EM/NCO ranks dictated that they be worn with the Reporting and Walking-Out dress, and the Undress uniform. Regulations also required Senior NCO’s to wear the visor cap with the Service uniform. Nice quality, private purchase, visor cap with a field-grey wool body and crown and a blue/green badge cloth centerband with white wool waffenfarbe to the crown edge and both the top and bottom edges of the centerband. The front center of the cap has a silver washed, stamped aluminum, second pattern, national eagle. The front center of the centerband has a second pattern, stamped, polished natural aluminum, oak-leaf wreath encompassing a three piece, high relief, national tri-color cockade. The cap has a blackened patent leather chinstrap intact with two, black painted, rectangular, sheet metal retaining clips and two black painted, vertically oval, sliding length adjustment buckles. The chinstrap is secured to the cap by two, small, smooth finish, black painted, magnetic sheet metal buttons. The cap has an extended, black lacquered vulcanfibre visor with a subtly raised lip at the forward edge. Visor has some slight cracking on the very surface (see photos)  the visor is still firmly held in place. The interior of the cap is fully lined in green rayon and has its original celluloid sweat diamond intact. The interior of the cap also has a complete original erstaz paper sweatband that has a bit of staining from sweat (see photos) size 56. There is no mothing on this hat as seen in so many other examples and other that the slight sweat in the inside band and the slight surface cracking on the visor this hat is NEAR MINT. Obtained by us directly from a U.S. Veteran's family, outstanding in every way. Don't miss this unique opportunity. 100% guaranteed to be authentic Gettysburg Museum certified, museum COA provided.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

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