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Korean war US Air Force Heavy Field Cap -

This is an experimental field cap used by the US Air Force during the korean war. Type 440A and A/1. Grayish green color. Neck and ears protective material can be rolled into the inside of the cap when not used. The visor has multiple stiching lines to provide extra support.

The liner is made of a gabardine-like material. This is unusual for military caps.

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The cap has a tag sewn to the inside of the crown. It has a black background with yellow letters. The tag has the following information:

Cap, Field, Heavy
Spec, MIL-C-4407A and A/1
Size 7
S/N 8405.269.5605
Contract No. QM(CTM) 2065
P.M. manufacturing Company

This Korean War US military collectible may be currently reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the collectible.

If you have an interest is seeing other Korean war US military collectibles, you can do so by going to our US Military Collectibles Price Guide. Where we cover items from the Army, air Force, Navy and other organizations.


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Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Value $55.00 $60.00 $65.00 $65.00 $70.00
Availability Rare Rare Rare Rare Rare
Invest Grade A A A A A

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