Discussion in 'Related Gear' started by Clark J, Sep 23, 2018.
Anyone make a good repo ?
I have both the Buzz Rickson and MASH A-3's. IMHO, MASH makes the best.
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.
I bought mine from QMI, good enough for me!
I have a QMI cap as well and it is of good quality.
Same here, 2 QMI caps, can't beat the quality for the price!
Link to QMI please
I hope the QMI cap has better head shape than it looks in the QMI pics.
You can find some fit pics here:
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.
Thanks Dave, Crown! That’s the word I was looking for! How could I forget! May favourite word at the moment!
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.
Here's a couple pics of the MASH A-3. Excuse my ugly mug.
That one looks right.
And my mug;-)
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 .
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.
No offence taken, I like it.
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.”
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?