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by Peter_Suciu
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Hello
Replies: 10
Views: 103

Re: Hello

My name is Nicholas and I am in Houston. I collect British home service helmets and full dress uniforms from 1878-1914. My name on the site is the name of my awesome dog, Winston. I currently have several helmets in my collection and a few uniforms as well. I’m not the most technological person, so...
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: New Book on Swedish Spiked Helmets
Replies: 1
Views: 48

New Book on Swedish Spiked Helmets

My copy just arrived today.

Jag kan inte läsa svenska men det ser bra ut.
AS Vol 1_2.jpg
AS vol 1.jpg
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Royal Navy Sailor Filmed Porn at Base!
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Royal Navy Sailor Filmed Porn at Base!

Royal Navy Officer Shows How to Sink Cleared Careers with Porn Filming on a Nuclear Base
https://news.clearancejobs.com/2021/02/ ... lear-base/
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: Looking for Lee Metford
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Looking for Lee Metford

I'm trying to fill a hole in my rifle collection and I'm looking for a British Lee Metford in the USA. I have an FFL C&R if the gun is dated post 1898, not that many were made later than then.
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Happy Birthday USCG
Replies: 0
Views: 784

Happy Birthday USCG

The modern United States Coast Guard was officially established on January 28, 1915 when the Revenue Cutter Service was merged with the U.S. Life-Saving Service.

https://news.clearancejobs.com/2021/01/ ... o-america/
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Buy My Book and I'll Donate the Proceeds
Replies: 7
Views: 602

Re: Buy My Book and I'll Donate the Proceeds

Thank you so much to everyone who bought a copy. I made a donation of nearly $300 to Toys for Tots today. This means a lot to me.
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Buy My Book and I'll Donate the Proceeds
Replies: 7
Views: 602

Re: Buy My Book and I'll Donate the Proceeds

Payment can be paid via PayPal to [email protected].

I'm pleased to say I've already sold over a dozen copies already and I'll continue this promotion through the end of the year (and probably longer) to help Toys for Tots get a jumpstart on next year's program.
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Buy My Book and I'll Donate the Proceeds
Replies: 7
Views: 602

Buy My Book and I'll Donate the Proceeds

It has been a rough year for many people, and with the Christmas holiday approaching I know many families are still struggling and I wanted to do a bit more to help. The Toys for Tots program is very short on toys this year, so I'm offering a copy of my book A Gallery of Military Headdress for $18 (...
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: 2021 SHOW-OF-SHOWS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED (July 22-24)
Replies: 0
Views: 898

2021 SHOW-OF-SHOWS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED (July 22-24)

BIG NEWS... this is from the OVMS: IMPORTANT OFFICIAL OVMS NOTICE: THE 2021 SHOW-OF-SHOWS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED Here is the most critical information you need to know: 1. The new show dates will be Thursday through Saturday, July 22-24, 2021 (with dealer drop-off on Wednesday, July 21, and pack-up on...
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Young(ish) Collector’s Collection
Replies: 21
Views: 1220

Re: Young(ish) Collector’s Collection

Very nice collection. Be sure to invest in books as well!
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: YouTube Channel C&Rsenal
Replies: 1
Views: 445

YouTube Channel C&Rsenal

I recently spoke to the crew behind the YouTube channel C&Rsenal. They do a good job of presenting military firearms history:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/petersuciu ... -audience/
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Argentine Officers helmet
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: Argentine Officers helmet

Very nice find.
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Addition - Span-Am Uniform
Replies: 4
Views: 277

New Addition - Span-Am Uniform

On Friday I attended only the second military collectibles show since SOS. This was the OVMS Show in Wilmington, Ohio. They do a good job with spreading out tables to encourage social distancing and required masks. Without those conditions I would not have attended. I saw this near complete Span-Am ...
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: Model 1914 LEWIS Guns
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: Model 1914 LEWIS Guns

IMA-USA has sold Lewis Guns in the USA for $10,000. I paid a bit less for mine... it was a lucky find on GunBroker. In the UK there is the company that makes decent replicas. The handles are resin, but otherwise it is all metal parts. I imported a couple. I'm selling the one I had in the collection ...
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 21
Replies: 23
Views: 2598

Re: SOS 21

Guy's do not give him ideas, I need him to sit at the tables for once. I cannot remember the last time I got to shop at SOS and buy something.... Didn't you bring your son and son-in-law? Isn't that what kids are for... at some point we might have to collect our daughter from boarding school and br...
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 21
Replies: 23
Views: 2598

Re: SOS 21

Gustaf wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:25 pm
I'm bringing my wheel chair so James can push me around.
Gus, you have several months to build a mini-A7V to drive around the show. Get to it!
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My oldest helmet
Replies: 13
Views: 1514

Re: My oldest helmet

Lovely example to have in a collection.
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Another YouTube Video Series - Simple History
Replies: 0
Views: 1543

Another YouTube Video Series - Simple History

For those who don't like old black and white still images, there is the VERY animated history of Simple History:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/petersuciu ... c2295823f0
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by Peter_Suciu
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 21
Replies: 23
Views: 2598

Re: SOS 21

James, same hall but in addition the hall next door. So it just means the show is spread out. It isn't growing and should still be just shy of 2,000 tables. It mean a bit more walking, but we're all up for that!
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories
Replies: 3
Views: 420

9/11 Conspiracy Theories

I am one who can't believe nearly 20 years later the theories continue. But imagine how much worse social media has allowed wild theories to spread. Here is the piece I wrote for Forbes - which I'm trying to promote! https://www.forbes.com/sites/petersuciu/2020/09/11/conspiracy-theories-have-gained-...
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Canadian Universal Pattern Helmet Named
Replies: 11
Views: 658

Re: Canadian Universal Pattern Helmet Named

Well, soon after (actually mere minutes) posting the helmet online I was contacted by several interested parties. I was offered a considerable amount of money for the helmet by a collector. However, I did sell the helmet to the Governor General's Horse Guard's Society and Museum. Major Denison serve...
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Canadian Universal Pattern Helmet Named
Replies: 11
Views: 658

Canadian Universal Pattern Helmet Named

I've been working on getting this helmet for a couple of months and the seller finally was able to cross the border from Canada today. Here is a Canadian universal pattern helmet with tin named to Major Frederick Denison. He led the Canadian Voyageurs on the Nile employed by the Imperial Government ...
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: MG08
Replies: 111
Views: 36583

Re: MG08

MG1918 wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:09 pm
Photos. Peter do you need period imagery or photos of items taken now? I can help if you wish?
Mark
I was looking for some period photos. But I think I may be set. Thank you.
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: MG08
Replies: 111
Views: 36583

Re: MG08

Does anyone have any high resolution period images of the MG08 and/or MG08/15 I could use for an article?
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: British Victorian 1st Royal Dragoons helmet.
Replies: 10
Views: 1001

Re: British Victorian 1st Royal Dragoons helmet.

For the 1st Dragoons the plume should be black.

And don't confuse the 1st Dragoons with the 1st Dragoon Guards. They are two different units, which even confuses British collectors.
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Permanently banned - what did I do?
Replies: 36
Views: 4419

Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

Is someone blacking out from too much drink and doesn't remember banning people? Are the machines finding this a way to mess people? We may never know.
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: MG08
Replies: 111
Views: 36583

Re: MG08

It was a nice day... so WHY not photograph the MG08 and MG08/15 in the garden? My Guns of August.
GunsOfAugust.jpg
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: U.S. Uniforms going Retro
Replies: 0
Views: 1647

U.S. Uniforms going Retro

The U.S. Army will look similar to how they did in WWII:
https://news.clearancejobs.com/2020/08/ ... -uniforms/
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: Replica Lewis Gun
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Re: Replica Lewis Gun

A few more. See the attached photo of the pinion and grips. Those are included with this sale.
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: Replica Lewis Gun
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Re: Replica Lewis Gun

Some more images.
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Replica Lewis Gun (8).JPG
Replica Lewis Gun (7).JPG
Replica Lewis Gun (6).JPG
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: Replica Lewis Gun
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Replica Lewis Gun

US Sales ONLY - PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a firearm. This is a prop gun made by a company in the UK that supplies prop weapons to the movies and TV. It is however the best replica I've ever seen of a Lewis Gun - and unlike the foam ones made by Star Wars fans this one is extremely close to the origin...
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AGM August Catalog 115
Replies: 3
Views: 895

AGM August Catalog 115

Well, after a few purchases I'm tapped out so I'm alerting my friends on this group that Advance Guard Militaria's catalog goes live next Monday afternoon and from the teaser it seems to be the best Jeff and Anna have put out yet. Russian Adrian and Czech Adrian steel helmets, Baden Officer / One Ye...
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: OVMS Wilmington Report
Replies: 11
Views: 1770

Re: OVMS Wilmington Report

Yes, it has excellent potential to be a much bigger show in the future. I agree. It has the potential to be a much bigger show. It is close to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force too, which is worth a visit. Hotels will be a problem but that just means staying 20+ minutes away so not a deal b...
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: OVMS Wilmington Report
Replies: 11
Views: 1770

Re: OVMS Wilmington Report

Tony without Kaiser wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:32 am
You drove four hours home in your undrwear.?

That's dedication.
I realized I should have said I put on fresh clothing!
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: New Lewis Gun
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Re: New Lewis Gun

I should add this was produced for Belgium, hence why I photographed with my Belgian and British helmets!
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: New Lewis Gun
Replies: 2
Views: 553

New Lewis Gun

Well, two years ago I imported a good replica Lewis Gun but I truly upgraded to someone far better. I picked this up at the OVMS Show on Friday. This is my new BSA produced Lewis Gun. It has a dummy receiver, but otherwise all the parts are original. I'm quite pleased with this addition. LewisGun1.j...
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: OVMS Wilmington Report
Replies: 11
Views: 1770

OVMS Wilmington Report

OK, I wasn't going to go - but something came up and I did attend the OVMS Show in Wilmington Ohio. I joked I was as nervous as a convicted sex offender at an elementary school - I just felt completely uncomfortable as this is the first time I was in a building that wasn't my own house pretty much s...
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: LEGO WWI
Replies: 11
Views: 1399

Re: LEGO WWI

J.LeBrasseur wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:36 pm
I was just looking on Ebay, quite a few Spiked helmet and even Ulan Lego's most custom made.

They seam to be selling as well!

James
How many did you buy?
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: LEGO WWI
Replies: 11
Views: 1399

LEGO WWI

This is actually pretty enjoyable:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAz6G1NVMYk
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: New Version of All Quiet on the Western Front
Replies: 1
Views: 488

New Version of All Quiet on the Western Front

A new version of All Quiet on the Western Front is being made:
https://deadline.com/2020/02/all-quiet- ... 202860007/
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: July 19, 1870
Replies: 4
Views: 871

July 19, 1870

150 years ago today the Franco-Prussian War began.
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reserve Prices are Such a Waste of Time
Replies: 4
Views: 836

Reserve Prices are Such a Waste of Time

I really can't understand people using "reserve" prices in auctions - whether it is eBay or GunBroker. I'm watching an item on GunBroker that started at $2500 and it is now up to $6500 and the reserve isn't met. And GunBroker doesn't allow bid retractions - which I'm not ashamed to say I'v...
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Live Auctioneers was hacked
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Live Auctioneers was hacked

July 11, 2020 - LiveAuctioneers Account Security Last Update: July 12, 2020 @ 11:04am ET We take the protection of member information very seriously. We are deeply sorry for any concern or inconvenience this may have caused, and are working quickly to take the appropriate steps to prevent such incid...
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: MAX Show 2020 Canceled
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: MAX Show 2020 Canceled

I'm planning on going with a friend to the upcoming OVMS show in Wilmington at the end of the month. Unless things change between now and then, they're still planning on having it. I understand that wearing a mask is mandatory inside the venue. That is correct Alan. Masks are reportedly mandatory a...
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Death of a Forum Member
Replies: 27
Views: 3841

Re: Death of a Forum Member

This is very sad news indeed. My condolences to his family.
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: MAX Show 2020 Canceled
Replies: 4
Views: 831

MAX Show 2020 Canceled

OVMS has announced that the 2020 MAX Show in York, Penn. has been canceled.
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Chauchat was not the Worst Machine Gun
Replies: 10
Views: 1568

Re: Chauchat was not the Worst Machine Gun

pickelhauben wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:35 am
I read the article .
Ok what is the worst MG ?
The Japanese Type 11 comes to mind. Instead of hopper instead of a magazine or feed. The weapon was unbalanced and prone to jamming.

But I would argue the WORST machine guns were those that didn't get much past the development stage.
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YouTube as a Research Tool
Replies: 0
Views: 1889

YouTube as a Research Tool

YouTube Channels Fill Void For Military Antique Collectors When it comes to military collectibles, even if there isn't good research material available in book form or even via a website, there are now YouTube channels where advanced collectors share their knowledge. Mike B of Mike's Militaria, Hann...
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Chauchat was not the Worst Machine Gun
Replies: 10
Views: 1568

Chauchat was not the Worst Machine Gun

I know Gus and I are in agreement on this topic. I've written about it a few times already, but decided to share the latest take on it: The French Chauchat Was Filled with Problems, But It Was Not the Worst Machine Gun Ever https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/french-chauchat-was-filled-problems-i...
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Gewehr Model 1888 Commission Rifle
Replies: 8
Views: 1944

Re: Gewehr Model 1888 Commission Rifle

Great stuff. I have one that was used by the Imperial Chinese Army during the Boxer Rebellion. I'll have to take a photo so I can share.

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