M43 Cap Authenticity

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M43 Cap Authenticity

Post by MrGabol100 » 29 Jun 2016 01:14

So Got a M43 Field Cap really cheap at Portobello this saturday.
It's very thin, it was very dirty (Washed it) and has no patches or anything. It has 2 vent holes on each side and a grey sweatband.
On the inside pic you can see some kind of diamond shaped tag or something.
I've been reading and it seems that thin summer Heer caps could rarely have vent holes, also the sweatband sums to the theory.

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Re: M43 Cap Authenticity

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 29 Jun 2016 04:07

**So I got a M43 Field Cap really cheap** as your opening line states **says all that you need to know** about if a genuine TR era cap!!!!

But in case you do not understand my play on the English language,,, nice cap if you are into re-enacting or playing soldat on the weekends.

Bahahahahaahahhaha!!

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Re: M43 Cap Authenticity

Post by Sejanus » 29 Jun 2016 08:41

Not a German WWII cap. It is post war Bundeswehr. That is probably why it was cheap.

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Re: M43 Cap Authenticity

Post by MrGabol100 » 29 Jun 2016 22:43

So, on the main topic, is there any ID on the cap?
Actual Era, repro, whatever?

Cheap as in, 20 Pounds for it. If it can't be Identified It could still have a chance of being surplus post WW2 or something I guess?
Who would've used M43 caps post WW2?

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Re: M43 Cap Authenticity

Post by von thoma » 30 Jun 2016 01:24

Who would've used M43 caps post WW2?
The Bundeswehr, the Swiss Army, Volkspolizei of DDR.
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Re: M43 Cap Authenticity

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 30 Jun 2016 01:58

Does not even apply to this cap!!!
As I and Sejanis wrote,,this is a West German/Bundeswehr cap!!!In other words, you got hosed!!!! if you thought this is TR!Bahahahahahhahahahaha

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Re: M43 Cap Authenticity

Post by MrGabol100 » 30 Jun 2016 08:23

von thoma wrote:
Who would've used M43 caps post WW2?
The Bundeswehr, the Swiss Army, Volkspolizei of DDR.
Thanks for the info, this was what I was looking for.
Mark in Cleveland, Tn. wrote:Does not even apply to this cap!!!
As I and Sejanis wrote,,this is a West German/Bundeswehr cap!!!In other words, you got hosed!!!! if you thought this is TR!Bahahahahahhahahahaha
I never thought anything about this, of course it's not original, got it for 20 pounds.

You're being a big twat, not really adding to the conversation here. Just wanted an Id on the cap, not some pretentious collector laughing at me for asking what I have.

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Re: M43 Cap Authenticity

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 30 Jun 2016 21:20

Ok, you are right. I missread your entire posts.Still, the way I read them were that you thought it was a genuine.Tr cap.

Did you edit your 1st header? Seems different from the original post from when this all started. So I give a semi-apology, but this cap is NOT WW2 surplus,just a modern Bundeswehr. more that likely surplus due to lack of any signs of any insignia ever being on.

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Re: M43 Cap Authenticity

Post by MrGabol100 » 30 Jun 2016 22:13

Mark in Cleveland, Tn. wrote:Ok, you are right. I missread your entire posts.Still, the way I read them were that you thought it was a genuine.Tr cap.

Did you edit your 1st header? Seems different from the original post from when this all started. So I give a semi-apology, but this cap is NOT WW2 surplus,just a modern Bundeswehr. more that likely surplus due to lack of any signs of any insignia ever being on.
No problem semi-apology accepted :milsmile: Also, I didn't expect it to be WW2. GDR Surplus, on the other hand...

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Re: M43 Cap Authenticity

Post by Karl_Dönitz » 25 Aug 2020 16:54

Any one have a m34 crusher cap pattern?

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Re: M43 Cap Authenticity

Post by Karl_Dönitz » 10 Sep 2020 06:33

Can any tells me what is the Diamond shape plastic in the cap♦️

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Re: M43 Cap Authenticity

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 10 Sep 2020 15:28

sweat shield found on all caps,visors of most all the worlds military issued head covers.

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Re: M43 Cap Authenticity

Post by William Kramer » 07 Oct 2020 16:09

as stated, nothing original about the cap which started the thread.

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