Gebirgsjäger Tropical M40 Cap (Gustav Thomas, 1941)

Beautiful and very hard to find Early to Mid-war M40 tropical peaked cap.

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The overall condition of this M40 cap is used but very good. It's shows normal signs of wear. The outside is complete with 4 grommets (1 is missing its finish) and its original tropical-issued cap-eagle and cocarde (both were reapplied at some point). It has a very nice period applied Edelweiss on the left side, which makes this cap very desirable. The Edelweiss (broken but complete) sits very tide on the cap and shows a beautifull ghost underneath it. Also note the discoloration and dirt of the black thread that’s holding it in place on the outside versus de black thread on the inside. It certainly has seen a lot of sun.

The cap ones had a (rare!) Copper-Brown Soutache, which most likely means it ones belonged to a member of a 'Gebirgs-Kradschützen' Schwadron (perhaps 'Gebirgs-Aufklärungs-Abteilung-54', formed in '1939').

Most Soutaches on tropical headgear were removed due to new regulations in July 1942 (preventing identification upon capture).

We can still see traces of where the soutache was once attached. A small piece of copper-brown thread is still attached between the peak of the cap and the upper part, and a small piece of thread was loose in it, which allowed us to perfectly identify the correct waffenfarbe. We have included a photo comparing the color to artillery red.

The inside is also in excellent (undamaged) condition. It's nicely maker marked by 'Gustav Thomas' from 'Breslau 1, Ketzerberg 24', dated '1941', size marked '58' and named to 'Klots'.

Overall a very nice and desirable Gebirgsjäger M40 Tropical Cap

(Last photo is with a piece of filling material)

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Product Number 215917
Weight 0.105000
branch Gebirgsjager
Unit: piece