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#1 1srelluc

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 08:48 AM

I found this camo hat in with a bunch of Vietnam era stuff that included a '68 dated large brim boonie and a ARVN OD boonie.

 

I have had no luck IDing this one.

 

While I think it's French influenced I don't think it's French as it has no markings and french hats like the M49 are usually well ink-stamped inside.

 

I've seen what is said to be a ARVN Ranger hat of the same style and type of vents but it was of a different camo pattern. 

 

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It's also wool-lined with a vinyl sweatband.

 

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 08:59 AM

Monster pattern, there is some other examples on the forum. Very nice.

#3 1srelluc

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 10:42 AM

Monster pattern, there is some other examples on the forum. Very nice.

 

Thank you very much. 

 

It makes sense what with the ARVN OD Boonie that was in the bag along with other 60s dated items.

 

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'65 flight coveralls.

'67 dated boots.

Period M7 holster.

'68 dated boonie.

ARVN OD boonie.



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Posted 15 September 2019 - 12:49 PM

Contact forum member kammo-man. I believe this is very rare pattern.

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 01:52 PM

I think its monster pattern as well and a very hard boonie hat to find

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 01:56 PM

It is indeed a rare pattern.  If we get Owen on here, he can confirm it.  In the meantime, I believe if you do a topic search for Monster Pattern, you may find other examples.



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Posted 16 September 2019 - 11:33 AM

A very nice Monster pattern cowboy!
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Posted 19 September 2019 - 09:04 AM

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Hat arrived
It’s fantastic
That you so much for letting me add it to my monster collection
It was very kind of yiu
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Posted 28 September 2019 - 03:02 PM

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 04:51 PM

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So looking deeper into monster pattern a name coined by John OConner by the way and one I agree with 100%.
The pattern has also been called Starburst by others.
The cowboy is printed on a sturdy canvas cloth completely different from my other examples.
The distribution range expanding somewhat
So 1963-4
Copy of tiger loosely


Here’s the cap

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