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    Help with boonie hat

    Post by Gungadd on Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:00 am

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    Re: Help with boonie hat

    Post by Gungadd on Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am

    Anyone know where this boonie is from?

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    Re: Help with boonie hat

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:04 am

    It looks to be South African Police, but I can't say for sure if it is genuine or not.

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    Re: Help with boonie hat

    Post by Gungadd on Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:11 am

    Thanks. Any idea what era?

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    Re: Help with boonie hat

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:09 pm

    No, but the pattern was active throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

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    Re: Help with boonie hat

    Post by bousquet123 on Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:04 pm

    Lke Steve SAP 1ST pattern but commercial or not ? more photos ?
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    Re: Help with boonie hat

    Post by ripcord on Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:51 pm



    I have a couple of these 2nd pattern SAP boonies.  Matter of fact I have sent a couple to members of this forum.

    They look like they were made just like your boonie.  Should only  have a small  cloth size tag on the inside.

    Acquired about a dozen of these in the mid '80s.    They even had the same small paper size  hang tags....

    Believe they were commercially made, but worn by  SAP who preferred a light weight boonie.

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    Re: Help with boonie hat

    Post by Gungadd on Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:30 pm

    I don't own the boonie. Can tell you it has no tags inside.

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    Re: Help with boonie hat

    Post by ripcord on Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:14 pm

    Excuse me,

    Regardless of whose boonie it is , I believe your question has been answered...


    You're welcome...


    rip....

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    Re: Help with boonie hat

    Post by zvez on Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:54 pm

    In the late 70s a south african company advertised this pattern boonie for sale in Shotgun News. First piece of SA gear I got.

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    Re: Help with boonie hat

    Post by Rhodesian Camo on Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:03 pm

    I thought the camo pattern on it was first pattern South African Police camo.  

    I have one with a very faint size stamp on the inside.  No tags.


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    Re: Help with boonie hat

    Post by Gungadd on Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:24 am

    Thanks for all your help on this

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    Re: Help with boonie hat

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:48 pm

    My understanding is that the 1st Pat types were commercially produced and made available as private purchase items to police units at the time. Which means there are a couple of different styles and no overt labels tying them to the South African government.

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