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    Post by Easy Gee on Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:32 pm

    Hi Guys.

    I'm very pleased with myself right now,as I have took on the ownership of this cool cap...with Provenance Very Happy

    Anyway enough of the bragging,here it is I thought I would share it with you guys...that's the kinda bloke I am Laughing

    The story behind this cap is The Squaddie ended up in a rash hat-swapping fest.I don't know what sort of hat he swapped it for?

    The original owner's name is Abdul Matin and his name is written on the underside of the peak in Pashto, but apart from that it's unmarked.

    The inside edge folds down to cover the ears with a warm lining. Size is quite small, about 54-55 cm.

    There also very faint numbers under Abdul's name, looks like 2322???,and underneath that some more Pashto writing...I'm thinking Unit ,Division or whatever numbers.


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    Post by Easy Gee on Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:33 pm

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    Post by Easy Gee on Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:34 pm

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    Post by Easy Gee on Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:37 pm

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    Abdul Matin written on the underside of the peak in Pashto.
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    Post by Easy Gee on Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:38 pm

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    Post by Ben on Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:44 pm

    An interesting addition, Gary!


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    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:16 pm

    Ben wrote:An interesting addition, Gary!


    Thanks Ben.

    I'm glad to have a genuine ANA piece in my collection ( the only one ,so far !!) Wink



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    Post by Nkomo on Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:44 pm

    ANA or ANP items are quite uncommon to find. I would LOVE to have something like this in my collection. Great grab, sir!!!
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    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:47 pm

    nkomo wrote:ANA or ANP items are quite uncommon to find. I would LOVE to have something like this in my collection. Great grab, sir!!!


    Thanks Arch,
    I got this one of a local Royal Marine,so I'm really happy that it's the real deal,if only he had some more kit to sell me...maybe next time Wink


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    Post by rob8066 on Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:32 am

    Well done, a very nice piece to have.
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    Post by ladrang on Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:38 am

    Hi it s a very interesting cap, it looks like to an us cap but cheapper made Very Happy

    Very nice to have in a collection
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    Post by Easy Gee on Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:32 pm

    rob8066 wrote:Well done, a very nice piece to have.


    Thanks Rob, every now and again I pick up a gem Wink


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    Post by Easy Gee on Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:33 pm

    ladrang wrote:Hi it s a very interesting cap, it looks like to an us cap but cheapper made Very Happy

    Very nice to have in a collection



    Thanks Ladrang.

    I totally agree with your comments,US style..but made on a budget Wink


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    Post by ladrang on Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:35 pm

    On a very small budget Very Happy
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    Post by Easy Gee on Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:42 pm

    ladrang wrote:On a very small budget Very Happy


    Hi Mate , too true, I assumed this cap was a US cap "donated" to the ANA,along with the camo BDU's etc...

    Don't know,but I have'nt got a US cap to compare it with Wink


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    Post by Ben on Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:51 pm

    I think this was a locally-produced piece, because the bill of the hat is HUGE compared to the regular US patrol caps. It also lacks the reinforced seam on the brim and the additional stitching across the bill. Here's a photo of an actual US woodland patrol cap for comparison.

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    Post by ladrang on Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:59 pm

    Hi it looks like a local made Very Happy
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    Post by ladrang on Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:16 am

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    Hi folks I have found a photo an official issue, it s not the same thing!!
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    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:00 pm

    Ben wrote:I think this was a locally-produced piece, because the bill of the hat is HUGE compared to the regular US patrol caps. It also lacks the reinforced seam on the brim and the additional stitching across the bill. Here's a photo of an actual US woodland patrol cap for comparison.

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    Thanks Ben, very useful pic,I can see the differences clearly,nice one ,thanks mate Wink


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    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:02 pm

    ladrang wrote:[url=ANA Cap  318fhv10]

    Hi folks I have found a photo an official issue, it s not the same thing!!


    Cool, thanks Ladrang,nice comparision pic, cheers Wink


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