S005481 FEUERSCHUTZPOLIZEI NCO'S M43 FIELD CAP. (Einheitsfeldmütze M43)

BACKGROUND: The M43 field cap was originally introduced in the German army, for wear by all ranks, on June 11TH 1943 as a replacement cap for the other field caps then in use. On October 1ST 1943 the Police including the FschP. Feuerschutzpolizei, (Fire Protection Police), and the Waffen-SS also adopted the M43 field cap. The design of the M43 field cap was based on the earlier M42 Feldmütze, (Overseas cap), and the Mountain Troopers Bergmütze, (Mountain Cap), with minor variations. The Feuerschutzpolizei version of the M43 cap was manufactured in dark blue to match the uniforms.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Deep navy blue wool/rayon blend construction cap features fold down back and side panels with a downward scalloped front edge and forward sides, and sheet metal button front closure. Cap is piped in carmine (pink/red) wool. Aluminum, 2nd pattern, polizei eagle to the front. The cap has an extended, cloth covered, forward visor with an internal stiffener and a single row of reinforcement stitching to the bottom of the forward edge. The interior of the cap is fully lined in rayon. Original sweat shield is present. Sweatband is all there. Roughly a size 54. Nice clean cap.

GRADE ****1/2                             PRICE $360.00

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