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    Gungadd
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    Help with boonie hat

    Post by Gungadd on Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:03 am

    Is this an official us issue boonie?



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    Re: Help with boonie hat

    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:51 am

    Fake/commercial copy,just look at the DSA code,DSA ended in 78 I think and was replaced with DLA
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    Re: Help with boonie hat

    Post by Wolverine on Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:47 am

    The anachronistic DSA poses a problem here, but the NSN comes up in databases as 'hat, camouflage,'; unfortunately, the size is not given, but that NSN would normally refer to a particular size.

    Usually the commercial copies say something like 'Made in USA,' and do not have accurate NSNs. Could there be more to the story with this one?

    It is hard to judge the materials/colours any further without higher res images.
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    Re: Help with boonie hat

    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:40 pm

    Hmm. Good question. My experience is few manufacturers put fake contract numbers on them because that is a big legal no-no. As in fraud. Likewise, the fake contract numbers I've seen tend to be really wrong. This one looks like the correct format, a plausible date for the item (1982), consistent information on the rest of the label, and the right type of material for the label.

    So I too am confused by this. DSA should, in theory, not be on a 1984 item. But anybody who was interested in faking a contract number to this extent would probably not have changed the date or if so known to change it to DLA or even SPO. Here's some info on the differences:

    http://www.ebay.com/gds/Intrepreting-Dates-of-DA-DSA-DLA-SPO-Contract-Numbers-/10000000010153791/g.html

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    Re: Help with boonie hat

    Post by Wolverine on Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:55 pm

    The DSA could simply be an error on the label too - it is only one letter off.

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    Re: Help with boonie hat

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:35 pm

    The RANGER bit along with the DSA is what has me thinking its a commercial jobby.

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