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Original Imperial German WWI Bavarian Model 1867 Dunkelblau Schirmmütze

Regular price $295.00

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is an excellent condition Imperial German Bavarian Officer Visor hat (schirmmütze) constructed of dunkelblau wool with red piping along with metal cockade and interior lining. The interior is marked to maker Heinrich Ruckert. Size is approximately US 7 (56cm). Overall condition is excellent with some moth nips present.

Unlike the issued Krätzchen, Schirmmütze were privately purchased and have much wider bands, wire stiffeners in the top, with silk linings with a leather sweatband. Schirmmützen are occasionally encountered with a soft leather visor; this is believed to have been in fashion with officers for some time before the Bekleidungs-Vorschriften (clothing directions) of the 1890s which allowed this on Schirmmütze for field use only.

This wonderful example comes more than ready for further research and display.

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