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Militaria Reference album
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.

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#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

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#2a Austro-Hungarian 1916 Staff Kepi side view

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#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)

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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

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#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.

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#5a British 1915 trench cap side view

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#7 British Highlander field/combat tam
early period large khaki tam w/red hackle & khaki tuft.

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#7a British Highlander field/combat tam side view

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1916 SMLE trench mag

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WW1 SMLE Wire Cutter attachment

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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.

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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

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French WW1 1884EngKepi
Model 1884 French Engineer Officers Kepi

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French 1884 Engineers Kepi
Rear view displaying the quatrefoil design & intricate braiding

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#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).

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#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.

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#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

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#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

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#23 German Jager Officers cap
German WW1 Officers Jager cap, dark green crown, black velour band w/red piping, both cockards present.

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#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.

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#25a German 1915 metal pickelhaub side view

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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).

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German Jager shako field cover inside view
Interior view

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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.

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German Uhlan helmet w/cover on

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German 1915 Uhlan side vew

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German Uhlan helmat & cover

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#26 German WW1 Naval
Beautiful shape, WW1 Kriegsmarine naval flat cap, complete w/ribbon, & cockard, extremely rare piece of WW1 headgear.

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#26a German WW1 naval cap side view

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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.

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Italian WW1 Alpini front

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Italian WW1 Alpini right

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Italian WW1 Alpini inside

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#32 Italian 1885 Sun Helmet
WW1 pattern Italian Colonial troops sun helmet.

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Italian 1885 Sun helmet side view

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Italian WW1 Colonial troops fez
Red wool fez w/brass insignia, long black tassel as issued to native troops in N. Africa.

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Swedish 1896 mauser action cover open

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Swedish 1896 Mauser Arctic action cover

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#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.

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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.

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