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A-3 cap

stanier

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I don’t have a Buzz A-3 butI do have a MASH and agree with Grant. They’re beautifully made and fit well though that could clearly vary from person to person.

They come in a very nice box too!

They look and feel original IMHO.
 

stanier

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Can't see the crown on Greg's pics but it looks like it is the wrong pattern in the QMI photos. Looks more like the cut of a later USAAF cap rather than an A-3.

JMI,
Dave
Thanks Dave, Crown! That’s the word I was looking for! How could I forget! May favourite word at the moment!
 

dmar836

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LOL. The crown is often wrong. It is amazing to me how people(I won't even say companies) can't seem to make a pattern from an original before displaying them proudly for sale on the internet. It isn't difficult to do and doesn't even require the disassembly of an original but I guess that is too much trouble for what you think people will notice. For some reason those who have gone to the trouble to research and experiment do charge a higher price than those who charge almost nothing. Hmmm.
Dave
 

stanier

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Errr, I’m sorry (Steve) but Grant’s MASH A-3 looks excellent but your QMI “crown” seems at least a little big and not like any original pics I’ve seen :confused:.

Oops and very sorry and don’t mean to offend, it’s just I think it definitely worth paying the extra £15 or whatever it is for a MASH based in every pic I’ve seen of a QMI cap so far, sorry again:confused:.
 

Steve27752

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Errr, I’m sorry (Steve) but Grant’s MASH A-3 looks excellent but your QMI “crown” seems at least a little big and not like any original pics I’ve seen :confused:.

Oops and very sorry and don’t mean to offend, it’s just I think it definitely worth paying the extra £15 or whatever it is for a MASH based in every pic I’ve seen of a QMI cap so far, sorry again:confused:.
No offence taken, I like it.
 

dmar836

Well-Known Member
By attempting to make some of the old caps I learned that many of us like the look but not the actual fit of the old style caps. I have also watched others, to whom I have given caps, put one on and thought, “Oh, that doesn’t look so good.”
 

Cocker

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IMO, an A-3 cap needs to be worn with the visor flipped up! Yes, it does look out of place, even silly, for a lot of people, but what do they know, heh? :p
 
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