Ww1 Wwi Stetson Army Doughboy Officer's 7-1/8 Campaign Hat "montana Peak" M1911
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Ww1 Wwi Stetson Army Doughboy Officer's 7-1/8 Campaign Hat "montana Peak" M1911 :
WW1 WWI STETSON ARMY DOUGHBOY OFFICER'S 7-1/8 CAMPAIGN HAT "MONTANA PEAK" M1911
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You would be offerding on a WWI Doughboy Officer's Campaign Hat Size 7 1/8 M1911 John B. Stetson's No. 1 Quality design and Manufactured by Burk Building & Co of Nashville, Tenn.Only officers' hats had both the John B. Stetson and Manufacturer's brand on the sweatbands. The officer's hats are also identified by there higher quality felt, and a darker shade of olive.
This is the period when the US Army adopted the "Montana peak" style, officially on September 8, 1911. As to their origin one can only guess. Previously in the Spanish-American war and Philippine Insurrection many troops peaked their M1883, M1903 hats this way rather than the regulation fore and aft crease, in order to shed water better. This service hat has 4 ventilation holes on each of the peaks, all are perpendicular, to the 3 inch brim.
Hats of this era have the following characteristics: 2 to 8 rows of stitching around the edge of the brim, most common is 5 rows as this hat has.
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