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US Model 1912 Officer's Service Cap
Item #: WR457
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This is a Model 1912 officer's service cap used by the US Army prior to the outbreak of WWI. The hat, constructed of light olive drab wool material with brown leather visor is in good condition. There are several areas around the cap that suffer from the effects of mothing, most noticeably on the top near the rear of the cap. There are four khaki rivets in the crown that are all still in place. The olive drab mohair braid is in good condition and still securely attached. The chinstrap and buttons are missing from the cap. The brown visor is securely attached to the hat. It has a small blemish about 1/2" long on the under side, where an old tag used to be. Attached to the front of the hat is an officer's cap device. The hat is lined with khaki cotton twill material and has a brown leather sweat band. The lining is completely intact, as well as the sweat band. The stitching is broken on the sweatband on the right side about 1/4 of the way around. The makers label printed on the lining is that of the Louis Appel Co of Louisville, Kentucky. The initials of the officer who wore this cap are punched into the sweatband and are WAJ. The size tag shows this cap to be a 7 1/4. This is an early 1900's service cap that many officer's continued to wear oversea during World War 1. You won't be able to find a photograph of Blackjack Pershing without his on!
Your Price $135.00 USD

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