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Offline Bull Schmitt

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Anyone need one of these hats?
« on: August 11, 2013, 12:18:29 pm »
http://www.gunrunnerauctions.com/listings/details/index.cfm?itemnum=1060368588

I am not selling it but I have dealt with this auction site  with good results.

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Re: Anyone need one of these hats?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2013, 12:37:24 pm »
Not to mention some pretty low current bids on some guns!  :o
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Re: Anyone need one of these hats?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2013, 01:05:36 pm »
It did not say what size it was. I have a large head!
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Re: Anyone need one of these hats?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2013, 02:33:35 pm »
It did not say what size it was. I have a large head!

Me, too.  I wonder if they have t in men's sizes...like an 8 f'rinstance.   ::)
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Re: Anyone need one of these hats?
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2013, 07:02:39 am »
...and I thought my 7 1/2 was a "punkin head".    :P
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Re: Anyone need one of these hats?
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2013, 09:04:42 am »
I'll just point out that these hats - while ex-Army surplus - are a much, much darker shade than those of the era, and you can't fade it away.

Think 'Extra-Dark Coffee' vs 'Coffee and Cream' for the difference - with the lighter color being in Service until WWII.

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Re: Anyone need one of these hats?
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2013, 12:02:32 pm »
I'll just point out that these hats - while ex-Army surplus - are a much, much darker shade than those of the era, and you can't fade it away.

Think 'Extra-Dark Coffee' vs 'Coffee and Cream' for the difference - with the lighter color being in Service until WWII.

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I wasn't aware of that. So saying that the best would be something like a reproduction of a M-1889 hat without the punched holes then put a Montana Peak crease in it and stiffen the heck out of it?
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Re: Anyone need one of these hats?
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2013, 12:09:49 pm »
The originals were constructed of pretty decent fur felt - they kept their stiff brims nicely.

These are modern-day 'Drill Sergeant Hats' - quality's poor by comparison, and they're stiffer'n a board - making them a miserable thing to wear.

Look instead for a repro WWI-era Campaign Hat - not the Model 1889 version - the crowns and brims are different.

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Re: Anyone need one of these hats?
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2013, 01:03:38 pm »
Ok, Thanks!
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Re: Anyone need one of these hats?
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2013, 09:32:11 pm »
Jerry,
     Stop and check with Steff to see his original campaign hats.  His are World War 1 era, and they bear very little resemblance to the modern campaign hat.  I'm in the process now of making one out of a drab colored Australian Akubra.  Steff said he can do the brim stitching.
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Re: Anyone need one of these hats?
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2013, 10:59:57 pm »
Many of the pictures I have seen of original montana peak campaign seem to have a really high crown, peak seems somewhat pointed compared to modern drill instructor/highway patrolman hats.

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Re: Anyone need one of these hats?
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2013, 08:09:21 pm »
Here is my grandfather in WWI. He is wearing one of these hats. Note the height of the crown.
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