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Hey fellas, where does one find one of those Soviet Afghan era 'boonie' brimmed style hots? Thanks!
 

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What size do you need? I can get them easily here in Afghanistan, size 58 or smaller is easiest. I've seen size 59 but not for some time. These are unissued with star. forget how much they were, but were about $20
 

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Size....well I'm not sure, never had a fitted hat to tell you size. I have a pretty big head, tape says bout 24" Around..... :lol:
 

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Well what would you say you are?

a small, a medium, large, or extra large?
 

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Thanks for the chart Sturm!
Alright fellas, I'd say min. size 58 / 7 1/4 US.
Anybody help me out?? DaveHal 9000????

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I'll try to get up there in the next couple of days and grab one. I'll also do the customary size 59 check for those who have asked.
 

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Got up there today and found a size 58, but the woman running the booth went Elvis. Waited almost an hour for her. I'll keep trying.
 

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davehal9000 said:
Got up there today and found a size 58, but the woman running the booth went Elvis. Waited almost an hour for her. I'll keep trying.
If you can find a 59 I would be interested in one. Thanks! :mrgreen:
 

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I keep checking in for 59s. I bought the last two she had months ago, and I'm hoping my recent purchase of a 58 will cause her to resupply and maybe get some 59s in.
 

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I've seen a few tanker's helmets over here from time to time. I'll ask on both. Looking for winter or summer weight?
 

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summer please, and what's the largest boonie hat size you can find? I got a big head :grin:
 

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She had a couple of size 59 Panamas a couple of months ago, which i bought. I keep asking if she can get more, but so far no joy. I'm hoping she'll come up with more though.
 

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I think Vlad at soviet army stuff has some 59 sized panamas. Not sure though. I know that he has size 60 and mine should becoming in this week.
 

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Be aware that a lot of these in the bigger sizes will probably not be authentic ones so I would check with some reference photos, as during the Soviet Afghan war most of the sizes produced were small and made for soldiers that were quite thin and small.
 

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davehal9000 said:
I keep checking in for 59s. I bought the last two she had months ago, and I'm hoping my recent purchase of a 58 will cause her to resupply and maybe get some 59s in.
Cool...thanks. Just let me know if you come across a 59 as that should work for me.

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Be aware that a lot of these in the bigger sizes will probably not be authentic ones so I would check with some reference photos, as during the Soviet Afghan war most of the sizes produced were small and made for soldiers that were quite thin and small.
I'm getting these in Afghanistan. They're as authentic today as they were the day the Soviets sold/traded them to the Afghanis
 
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