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 Post subject: paint/finish on m15 Bavarians wappens
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:49 am 
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Is it just me or did somebody else noticed it also that most Bavarian m15 pickelhaubes lose the paint on the hardware (spikes, helmplates)?
I might be wrong, but in my opinion i see alot more Bavarian m15's without paint then i see the same thing with Prussian or other m15's.

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 Post subject: Re: paint on m15 Bavarians
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:31 pm 
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It must not be absolutely paint....This was mostly chemical surface treatment...There was a great variation of grey tones and probably various treatments...Some which were more durable, others not...

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 Post subject: Re: paint on m15 Bavarians
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:50 am 
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I always wondered about that myself, Pickelhaube. I have mostly seen a "parkerized" or similar finish on these steel parts, but they usually still have a fair amount of the finish on the back of the wappen. I always figured that having a sopping wet cotton cover over the steel parts during the war had a lot to do with the lack of finish. The tiny "52" and lower sizes usually have a lot of finish left, but i always assumed they never got issued; hence their good condition. Plus, Bavaria had fewer troops, so likely not as many examples to look at. My two cents, and likely worth about that much...


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 Post subject: Re: paint/finish on m15 Bavarians wappens
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I've changed the title of this topic into "paint/finish on m15 Bavarian wappens".

I keep finding it strange that most Bavarian m15's i encounter have lost most of their finish while i don't see that with other m15's. and most do have their finish on the back of the wappens.

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 Post subject: Re: paint/finish on m15 Bavarians wappens
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Does anyone know what the finish was on the M'15 fittings and how it was applied? I've always assumed it to be a chemical treatment that the parts where bathed in. But, what chemicals?


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