Various items of militaria, headgear, field gear, uniforms etc.
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Australian Bush hat Very nice bush hat w/badge & brown leather chin strap, turned up brim w/small metal clasp. I believe this to be post war WW2.
#2 Austro-Hungarian 1916 Staff Officers Kepi Extremely nice & exceptional condition Austr-Hungarian Kepi adopted in 1916 & issued to staff officers in the gray color, reportedly referred to by the troops as "The Artificial Brain" re it's use by staff officers
#2a Austro-Hungarian 1916 Staff Kepi side view
#6 British WW1 era Colonial sun helmet This is an original WW1 era sun helmet (different shape & brim to WW2), exc shape many markings inside along w/ink writing, outside is soiled & darkened (as would be expected)
British WW1 period 1905 Service cap Very early piece of British headgear, this is the cap British soldiers wore at the beginning of WW1 before the developement of steel helmets
#5 British 1915 trench cap Extremely rare piece of WW1 British headgear, original 1915 pattern trench cap, soft body, foldable issued to British troops throughout WW1, almost impossible to locate.
#5a British 1915 trench cap side view
#7 British Highlander field/combat tam early period large khaki tam w/red hackle & khaki tuft.
#7a British Highlander field/combat tam side view
1916 SMLE trench mag
WW1 SMLE Wire Cutter attachment
Canadian WW1 early war wool visor cap Pre-war issue Canadian visor cap as worn thru the first 2 years of the war, mush 'softer" style cap as opposed to the Brit issue 1905 cap.
Finn used Swede cap dated 1915 This is a wool, lined cap, blue/white Finn cockard, exc Mkg inside, crown double date 1915. Got this 20 years ago as a WW1 German troops cap, learned thru Gunboards.net forums it is actually a WW1 Swede cap used by the Finns possibly as early as the Russian/Finn Civil War ON EBAY
French WW1 1884EngKepi Model 1884 French Engineer Officers Kepi
French 1884 Engineers Kepi Rear view displaying the quatrefoil design & intricate braiding
#16 French 1884 Kepi Standard style 1884 model Kepi as worn at the beginning of WW1, dk blue bottom & piping red top, black leather visor, has a flaming bomb embroidered on the front which is reportedly denotes use by the French Foriegn Legion, who during WW1 wore these in red/blue early & later the Colonial 1915 style (stiff & in brown).
#11 French 1915 Colonial Kepi Rare Colonial Troops (Algerian, Moroccon, Foriegn Legion) 1915 style kepi (stiff sides, straight brim) in brown/khaki opposed to blue as issued to regular continental French troops. This kepi also comes complete w/the white cover w/neck scarf as seen in most Foreign Legion movies. ON EBAY
#12 French Alpine Chaussers Beret Extremely rare piece of WW1 French headgear, the dark blue/black large floppy beret worn by the Alpine/mountain troops complete w/the small Chausser horn, this one is a metal horn
#13 French naval cap very early naval cap, cap is decent shape black wool w/red tuft (as worn by naval infantry), the ribbon band is in poor shape & tattered, has "engeur" in gold bevo on the band
#23 German Jager Officers cap German WW1 Officers Jager cap, dark green crown, black velour band w/red piping, both cockards present.
#25 German 1915 metal pickelhaub Extremely rare metal 1 piece pickelhaub, very tough to find, no liner but the shell & paint are exc w/proper brass spike & brass eagle frontplate, leather strap w/brass ends.
#25a German 1915 metal pickelhaub side view
German Jager Shako field cover Very rare field cover for the Jager Shako, this 1 is the enlisted version, rough canvas w/small metal hooks on the front & rear brims to attach w/an opening in the front for the Abzeichen (field badge).
German Jager shako field cover inside view Interior view
German 1915 Uhlan Landsturm helmet Extremely rare, original Uhlan helmet, letaher body, w/leather permanently affixed mortorboard top, frontplate is for a Landsturm Uhlan regiment (as indicated by the Maltese cross on the eagle's chest), complete liner, wartime leather strap, large size state cockard & national Abzeichen wool badge affixed to top.
Italian WW1 Alpine trooper hat green felt w/reinforced stiched front brim, green leather band & feather holder, blk leather sweatband, black eagles feather, no regimental pom pom. Has the embroidered blk Alpini eagle & has an insignia for "Engineers or Signals" unit. 2 cooling holes on each side w/green metal grommets 1 of which on left side is missing. These were the same from WW1 thru the 30's, no markings anywhere on the hat.
Italian WW1 Alpini front
Italian WW1 Alpini right
Italian WW1 Alpini inside
#32 Italian 1885 Sun Helmet WW1 pattern Italian Colonial troops sun helmet.
Italian 1885 Sun helmet side view
Italian WW1 Colonial troops fez Red wool fez w/brass insignia, long black tassel as issued to native troops in N. Africa.
Swedish 1896 mauser action cover open
Swedish 1896 Mauser Arctic action cover
#35 US 1910 "Smokey Bear" field cap issued to all US troops at the beginning of the war, this 1 is an Officer of Engineers as indicated by the badge & colors of the cord.
US 1903 Springfield/Warner Swazey scope case leather scope case as issued in WW1 to US snipers for the Warney Swazey scoped 1903 Springfield rifles, dated 1918 in leather.