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Hi,

Looking at this, the whole thing is built like a Dienstmütze, not like a Schirmmütze.... can I assume it is a Model 1908?fm2.thumb.jpg.5181c66c0fc5d924ca1357b30c91eccd.jpgfm3.jpg.ace64c14c4246dc1aaf7b0b4e15fb069.jpgfm4.jpg.d2278f469a0511874523870b79109a8c.jpgfm5.jpg.7bf3e17ef701e62f9eda6d8972278bc6.jpgfm6.thumb.jpg.61cdc5ec22c48a7cbeff118695f60797.jpgfm1.thumb.jpg.b0d6095a58a64e59eb5bc6785bd88fd5.jpg

It also flattens our like a pancake, unlike a schirmmütze....

According to Kraus they were initially for Train, Medics etc, but were also very comkr.jpg.8360f94d1df0f57dadfb5fa1c428e8be.jpgmon in the Alpenkorps

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Chris,

I think your ID is correct. I can't see the date, but it looks like the visor was painted to match the visor of the later Einheits-Dienstmütze mit Schirm. The chinstrap appears to be the correct one for this issue cap. I like it a lot. 

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Chris,

I think your ID is correct. I can't see the date, but it looks like the visor was painted to match the visor of the later Einheits-Dienstmütze mit Schirm. The chinstrap appears to be the correct one for this issue cap. I like it a lot. 

Hi,

 

it is B.A.I. 1917

From the dealers photos it looked like a Schirmmütze, only when it arrived in a flat box did I see it was a Dienstmütze.

Apparently these were collected in 1917-18 and reworked into regular ones without the peak?

I am pretty happy as I read they were maily made for Train etc. so one in Infantry colors is just perfect for me.

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Yes, it says in Kraus that in 1918 the visors were ordered to be removed. I have two caps whose visors were removed, but obviously, not all were modified.

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Yes, it says in Kraus that in 1918 the visors were ordered to be removed. I have two caps whose visors were removed, but obviously, not all were modified.

From the source, this may have been souveniered by a French soldier during the war and escaped the visorcision

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Wouldn't this be considered a M1915 or in this case, M1916 Dienstmuetze? (1916 for Bavaria)

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