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I just bought this garrison cap at a local show. It looks like it just came off the shelf. It's so nice that I'm thinking it's to good to be true. Could it be a reproduction???

 

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Hello,Wedgehead,it looks like your cap is unused old stock,"store-bought" (private purchase) it would have been,approved wear,just not Government Issue (a G.I. cap would have the spec.tag with dates and size on it) plenty of these were worn by soldiers in WW2,especially if they "lost" their issue caps while home on furlough...just my humble opinion tendered,Best Regards,Jeff

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Looks fine.

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No problem, nice original period hat.

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Scott...is that a plain white cotton lining? Rayon in various shades was more commonly used in "tailor shop" caps. I've got dozens of them, as you know, and not one has a white cotton lining...but that's not to say that some didn't.

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Scott...is that a plain white cotton lining? Rayon in various shades was more commonly used in "tailor shop" caps. I've got dozens of them, as you know, and not one has a white cotton lining...but that's not to say that some didn't.

Yes, it is. That's what was throwing me off and causing me to question it's legitimacy.

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Yes, it is. That's what was throwing me off and causing me to question it's legitimacy.

 

Don't become a victim of "repro paranoia". Making reproductions is all about making money and with the exception of FSSF and Tank Destroyer piped caps making these piped caps would probably cost more than they can be sold for.

I've seen a lot of different linings on piped caps. This one looks fine.

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Not so. They sell for in excess of $30 in the UK. Various BOS pipings are available.

 

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