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This beautiful Utility Cap (cover) as the Marines call it turned up in sunny England this morning and I couldnt be happier.

After doing some research and always loving the style of these caps Im very happy to show this one to you all.

 

This Cap features the classic Army Weave on a Marine Corps P42 camouflage. These where hand made in the Field and from what Ive read quite a rarity.

 

Digging up some old threads some where made post war by an author in the Poncho material, so was very happy when this had actual Camouflage material.

 

The colour of the Camouflage used is more yellow than the P44 and consistent with the early P1942 colour meaning this probably was theatre made early on before the official P1944 cover came into play.

The inside has sweat and discoloration from some use.

 

Here Ive matched up my P1944 and the camouflage utility Cap to show you how close they are with regards to stitching and build.

 

Also Ive matched the hat with my named P42 and P44 to show difference in colour.

 

Enjoy the pics

 

Dean

"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items

 

 

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Very cool!!

 

I wonder how that pin back for the EGA felt against the noggin? :blink: Or It was worn wear it didn't touch the head, like high crowned and dipped on top in the center? (I know some old Marines who wear their covers like that still.)

 

 

 

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Was this one on eBay? I know a seller had two for sale and sold quickly. I was going to buy one but decided not too.

Should have grabbed it ! These just dont show up anymore

"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items

 

 

"thinking outside of the box"

 

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Very cool!!

 

I wonder how that pin back for the EGA felt against the noggin? :blink: Or It was worn wear it didn't touch the head, like high crowned and dipped on top in the center? (I know some old Marines who wear their covers like that still.)

Funny enough it fits my head and you cant even feel the screw back at all, the top sits almost a little forward like a chefs hat, high crowned and dipped at the centre with that sweet short brim.

 

I actually really enjoy wearing it !

 

Thanks for the kind comments

 

Dean

"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items

 

 

"thinking outside of the box"

 

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Funny enough it fits my head and you cant even feel the screw back at all, the top sits almost a little forward like a chefs hat, high crowned and dipped at the centre with that sweet short brim.

 

I actually really enjoy wearing it !

 

Thanks for the kind comments

 

Dean

 

Ahh..I thought it might! (the salty USMC way!)

 

Sweet cover, congrats again!

 

 

 

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How?

 

A fine question sir seeing as its original WW2 P42 army weave fabric, fake would mean that the fabric was incorrect/fake not WW2 era.

 

 

Like I said Ill get my popcorn out

"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items

 

 

"thinking outside of the box"

 

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I recall there was a cap on ebay made from original material but appeared recent manufacture?

 

Just saying we see a lot of Vietnam era caps and berets and boonies made from scrap or real material but are not original war time produced.

 

There was a Marine vet from my state that had yards and yards of original camo material.Real material is out there

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Should have grabbed it ! These just dont show up anymore

I'm not very knowledgeable on these caps but I do know that they made a lot of fakes in the past that's why I really didn't pick it up.

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I recall there was a cap on ebay made from original material but appeared recent manufacture?

 

Just saying we see a lot of Vietnam era caps and berets and boonies made from scrap or real material but are not original war time produced.

 

There was a Marine vet from my state that had yards and yards of original camo material.Real material is out there

I Agree Doyler there may be P42 fabric out there

But I got this from a very good source and trust that source. My opinion on it is that due to the fabric used on this one plus construction and the previous owner Im very happy with it

 

Yours

Dean

"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items

 

 

"thinking outside of the box"

 

New website

 

https://combatusedmilitaria.com

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I'm not very knowledgeable on these caps but I do know that they made a lot of fakes in the past that's why I really didn't pick it up.

He who dares

"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items

 

 

"thinking outside of the box"

 

New website

 

https://combatusedmilitaria.com

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