H043987 CALVARY EM/NCO'S VISOR CAP. (Schirmmütze)

BACKGROUND: Visor caps were a standard issue item for EM/NCO’s during the Third Reich period and regulations 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. Of Note: Certain Senior NCO ranks were also permitted to wear privately purchased visor caps of higher quality.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Nice Officers quality, private purchase, visor cap with a field-grey doeskin wool body and crown and a blue/green badge cloth centerband with golden yellow wool waffenfarbe to the crown edge and both the top and bottom edges of the centerband. The front center of the cap has a stamped, second pattern, natural aluminum, national eagle and the front center of the centerband has a second pattern, stamped, natural aluminum, oak-leaf wreath encompassing a three piece, high relief, national tri-color cockade. Between the eagle and cockade is the gilt Dragoon eagle. The cap has a blackened patent leather chinstrap intact with two, black painted, rectangular, sheet metal retaining buckles and two black painted, oval, length adjustment buckles. The chinstrap is secured to the cap by two, small, smooth finish, black painted, magnetic sheet metal buttons. The cap has a black vulcanfibre visor with a raised lip near the forward edge. The interior of the cap is fully lined in ribbed golden yellow rayon. The crown lining has a clear celluloid sweat diamond mostly intact. The interior of the cap also has a tan leather sweatband with ventilation perforations to the front forehead section. Stitching to the front of the sweatband is starting to pull loose, but is mostly intact. The cap is roughly size 56/57. Beautiful cap, super high quality.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $1,200.00

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