Premier Firearms Auction
May 6, 7, 8 & 9, 2022
Our first premier auction of 2022! This event hosts collections from across the country and brings them under one roof for an amazing multi-day auction!
This is an incredible opportunity to add rare and desirable firearms & militaria to your collection.
A RARE WWII GERMAN ENLISTED SS PANZER PEAKED CAP & A FINE SCHUTZPOLIZEI SHAKO.
SS PANZER PEAKED CAP. A fine example of an enlisted grade WWII German panzer peaked cap. The crown is constructed of field green wool & the band is black wool. The entire cap is piped in pink denoting the owner’s attachment to a panzer unit. The front shows a metal SS eagle over a metal Death’s Head device. Black leather, 2 buckle chinstrap w/ central rectangular loop & black side buttons. Black visor w/ dark green underside. Brown leather sweatband w/ a dull, reddish tan, polished cotton lining. The inside crown lining is dull orange w/ only traces of the sweatshield remaining. The marking under the sweatshield remains clear & reads, “Fewegla (logo) Deutsche Wertarbeit”.
SCHUTZPOLITZEI SHAKO. A very fine example of a standard WWII German Schutzpolitzei shako w/ a black leather finished crown, chinstrap, visor & rear visor denoting use by city or town police. The underside of the visors is dark green. The body of the shako is covered in green wool felt & has 2 screened vent holes on each side. There is a lg. aluminum police eagle on the front w/ an aluminum cockade above. The side posts & chinstrap buckles are also aluminum. Light tan leather, 9 finger liner w/ missing tie. The inside crown is labeled, “HANS ROMER * Neu-Ulm (Donau) * “ & “Echt Fiber-Tschako”. The crown is also stamped w/ the size designation “54 1/2”.
PROVENANCE: Lifetime Collection of Dennis Ottaway.