I cannot say this enough. Made of wool and leather, this M1909 Alpine Cap in AMAZING condition! This style of the cap probably dates from around the inter-war period (1920's-1930's), and was most likely from a WW1 Veteran (no history is known, however). T retains 90% of it's original finish, with no marks, holes, or mothing!
Features an interesting Wheat/Flower Sprig, as opposed to the usual Grouse Tail Feather. It is possible that the FJI Cockade is a replacement (reproduction, I believe), due to the style of prongs at the back (one prong is broken), however all the other pins appears to be 100% authentic, and include.21st Army Korps Austrian Mountain Troops 1916. 12 Mountain Troop Artillery Regiment. Below the Sprig is a Roman Numeral "III" (probably indicating 3rd Army), as well as what appears to be a Shoulder Strap Insignia. The manufacture label is still present on the inside of the cap. AVERY interesting Cap it would make a PERFECT addition to any collection or display!
Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft Fw190, Me262, etc. , as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period.
Use is solely based on my authorization only. The item "WW1 / WW2 Austro Hungarian Mountain M1909 Alpine Cap Gebirgsjager VERY NICE" is in sale since Sunday, October 28, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "messerschmitt*109" and is located in Agoura Hills, California.This item can be shipped worldwide.