Civil War Type I Forage Cap NJ SEKELA Union Campaigner
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Sold Date: 03/07/2008
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Militaria & Weapons
Okay folks, I will relist this beautiful cap for you. T were 199 viewers of this fine reproduction of an M-1858 Federal Enlisted Man's Forage Cap. This is alternatively called a "bummer" but that is a slang term. This is the Type I version which I think is the nicer looking of the two major types. This very high quality cap was made by one of the premier makers in the hobby, Mr. N.J. Sekela. Tagged as a size 7 1/4 but I normally wear a 7 1/8 (head measures 22 3/4) and I find this to fit me fine. The inside tag reads "Size No. 3 7 1/4 US Army L J & I P". Almost new condition, I had artillery crossed cannon brass insignia on the disc so t are two tiny holes for the hat device. Not noticable, does not affect the cap just making full disclosure. I have never worn the cap in the field, I am not the orginal owner so I cannot speak to the previous usage but it does appear to have been worn much.Please ask questions prior to auction end. Will combine with other items for shipping savings. keep checking my other auctions as I am going through my large closet of reeactment clothing & gear and selling my "extra" items that I dont use/need. Sekela caps are very expensive, and handmade so it takes some time to get one. You can get this one for a bit less and have it right now for the upcoming season. This cap is period correct for any campaigner, progressive, hardcore Civil War reenactment or living history event. Going to Gettysburg this year? Dont go without a great cap!!! This would cost you $95 to purchase new, and this time of year it may take a month or so to get it from Mr. Sekela. Get it now for Spring Drill!!! NOTE: Actual color is a slightly darker blue but not much darker, I lightened the photos up a bit to show the features better. As you know, blue & black items are very difficult to photograph properly.
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