Crusher caps repops where to get

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  1. Steve27752

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    It's only bulged at the top because the head was too small!
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    Beautiful Steve!
     
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    Steve
    Nice looking piece of kit.
     
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    But don't polish the eagle!
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    I concur !
     
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    Why not polish the eagle chaps?

    I have a DD Flighter that was made to measure and I got an original straight wing eagle for it that I did polish and it looked fantastic. Could do with another polish now, some years later!

    Real shame DD stoped making them. Some of his other pieces were on my want list! There was a lovely London maker As I recall with a beautiful label. Would have looked very smart in Officer pink.
     
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    Chris , i think its just a personal thing ?
    I mever polish any of my silver wings all those years of PATINA gone in a few rubs ! :eek:.
     
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    E7D59AC0-07A6-4907-BD08-04F6CCDFAB16.jpeg here is one of mine, belonged to Capt. I.L. Davis.
    Mint condition.
    May part with it soon, will then list it.
     
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    Why is that?
     
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    Your just rubbing away its history Steve :)
     
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    I note that's Pilot's cap is wool/felt topped as many indeed were whereas most repros tend to be gabardine, again as many were and easier I suspect to remove the spring that turned it into a crusher, I believe? I've also always thought that was only allowed after 50 missions but suspect that's not true as I'm sure many of the flight jockeys we've seen in pics may have never completed that many!
     
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  20. Greg Gale

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    Some were made of felt, some of wool elastique as far as I know, and most pilots immediately removed the stiffeners, otherwise they couldn't have worn them with their headphones.
     
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