M43 Bergmütze Police - EREL®
Police or Feldgendarmerie Bergmütze for enlisted men and NCO's. These caps have the shorter bill (peak), higher crown then the M43 caps and are buckram lined for extra warmth and stability. Made like the originals with grey blue wool and cotton lined with manufacturer label. This model was commonly used by all units. Made in Germany by Robert Lubstein TM
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The jaunty mountain cap (Bergmütze) used by the German Jäger, Ski-Jäger, and Gebirgsjäger troops of World War II was a further development of the various mountain caps used by Bavarian, Prussian, and Austrian Jäger troops during World War I. The earlier caps had been developed from civilian mountain caps dating back into the 1800's. This cap also was issued to ski-rifle troops and light infantry (Jäger) troops and photos exist showing Rommel wearing one while skiing as commander of the Goslar Jäger Battalion during the 1930's. It was the forerunner of the extremely popular M43 field cap.
The metal Edelweiß badge on the left side denoted Gebirgsjäger and a similar metal badge of oakleaves was worn in the same spot by the Jäger troops. Oak leaves and skis identified members of Skijäger units.
We sell this cap without the eagle/cocade and Edelweiß badge. If you want Gebirgsjäger insignias sew, please select the correct option.
The visor is 6 cm.