USMC Marine Army Campaign Hat Drill Sgt 2 Garrison Caps

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 26, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
USMC Marine Corps / Army Campaign Hat / 2 Overseas Garrison Caps

One Drill Instructor / Sergeant Cover and Two Vintage U. S. Army Korean War Olive Drab Green Over Seas Garrison Caps Hats


· Campaign Hat

o Unknown vintage

o Unknown size no tag (believed to be size 7 or smaller), inside circumference measures 21 ½"

o Olive drab (brown / green)

o Wool felt fabric, appears to be some slight mothing under brim and in a couple of places, no holes though

o Leather sewn in swear band with a fabric bow in the rear, marked "CAMPAIGN" in gold letters on the sweatband

o No manufacturer's label or marks

o Four green grommets / eyelets on each peak

o Green ribbon hatband

o Black leather adjustable hatband strap with silver buckle and leather end keeper

o Black leather adjustable back strap attached to the hatband by two small buckled straps

o 3" visor / 6" in height

o Not sure if this was a private purchase or issued item

o Overall good condition other than noted defects

· 2 Garrison Caps

o Korean War era 100% wool enlisted uniform caps

o Caps measure 10 ¾" x 5 ¼"

o One cover appears to have no mothing possibly NOS and the second one has two tiny moth specs barely visible on the right side near the rear fold, this one also has two tiny holes near the front that appear to have been made from an insignia of some sort (US pin maybe?)

o Sweatbands are stamped with ½" letters "P-5539"

o White cloth sewn in labels with the following:

§ Cap, Garrison, Wool, OD, M-1950

§ Size 7

§ Mid City Uniform Cap Co.

§ 22 Jun 51 QM 17669

§ Spec. No. Mil. - C - 1912A

§ Stock No. 73 - C - 18205 - 45

§ Patt. Date 5 DECEMBER 1950

§ N.Y.QM. P.A.

The DI cover certainly looks the part and will make you shiver if you ever had the unfortunate experience to be on the receiving end of one. The two garrison caps are nice examples of Army uniform accessories from the so-called "Forgotten War".

All of these hats would be great to use for re enactors or historical displays (junk on the bunk). Sorry, I have no idea who the original owner was, other than Uncle Sam. :-)

The pictures were taken outside... the color of the campaign hat and garrison caps are best represented on the mannequin head vice flat on the table.

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