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by J.LeBrasseur
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Older Bayonet ID
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: Older Bayonet ID

Thanks so much, after you told me that, I found numerous examples. Love the forum, helps in so many ways!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Older Bayonet ID
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Older Bayonet ID

Guy's need help with this bayonet. Looks similar to French type, but what is throwing me is the pommel, it is at an angle instead of straight across? Blade is German made and marked GBR Weyersberg Solingen, not sure on the first 3 letters. One side of crossgaurd is marked 60663 other side is marked ...
by J.LeBrasseur
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Loss of a Forum member, my brother
Replies: 24
Views: 479

Re: Loss of a Forum member, my brother

Thank you everyone for the nice comments, it is truly appreciated.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Minor Disaster!
Replies: 11
Views: 150

Re: Minor Disaster!

Sorry to hear Peter, that sucks, I am glad you did not lose much

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: SOS 2020

Bill good to hear from you, a bunch of us are stating at the Home 2 suites which is right by an entrance to the fairgrounds. Many also stay at the Hilton Garden INN.

Hope to see you there

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Finally found a metal haube
Replies: 10
Views: 230

Re: Finally found a metal haube

Nice looking helmet, congrats!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Saxon cockade question
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: Saxon cockade question

from what I see I think they are good

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Loss of a Forum member, my brother
Replies: 24
Views: 479

Loss of a Forum member, my brother

Sadly my brother and fellow collector passed away on Wednesday, I am posting my brother's Obituary as he was quite the Patriot and human being. James Paul David LeBrasseur was born on November 27, 1960 in Willmar, Minnesota to Donald and Kathryn (LeRoy) LeBrasseur. The family lived in Willmar until ...
by J.LeBrasseur
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Prussian Ersatz Feldgrau Tin Body, Wartime Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Prussian Ersatz Feldgrau Tin Body, Wartime Issue

need picture of whole liner etc.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Rare Original Photo showing a Riveted Visor Depaheg Patent Pickelhaube being worn
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: Rare Original Photo showing a Riveted Visor Depaheg Patent Pickelhaube being worn

Great picture and helmet! Mine like Tony's does not have a makers mark either

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Officers helmet
Replies: 19
Views: 585

Re: Officers helmet

only 20 posts since 2012, I think is the kind that pops into the forum when he needs something,

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Model 1891 Prussian 16th Infantry Regiment
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Model 1891 Prussian 16th Infantry Regiment

Nice find John, I also love those older helmets. So cool how they reused helmets and parts.

I like this one a lot.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M15 Baden EM
Replies: 11
Views: 193

Re: M15 Baden EM

Now that is a cool piece, did you make it?

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Winter Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 304

Re: Winter Pickelhaube

Maggie (Gus's better half) would love to get the pattern so she can make me one!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Winter Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 304

Re: Winter Pickelhaube

Cute!
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My 1st pickelhaube a Bavarian reserve officer
Replies: 18
Views: 559

Re: My 1st pickelhaube a Bavarian reserve officer

What Kokade Brian:)
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My 1st pickelhaube a Bavarian reserve officer
Replies: 18
Views: 559

Re: My 1st pickelhaube a Bavarian reserve officer

Nice I am partial to Bavarian helmets, nice find. Attached is pictures of many of the different Bavarian Kokarden I have found. Amazing the variety... James https://photos.smugmug.com/Bavarian/i-ZLBFdvL/0/cc854c64/L/kokarden%20Bavarian%20002-L.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/Bavarian/i-zs5kMsN/0/310b...
by J.LeBrasseur
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My first Pickelhaube
Replies: 24
Views: 479

Re: My first Pickelhaube

Welcome, that is one fine helmet!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: MG08
Replies: 79
Views: 19080

Re: MG08

yes, it is true, Gus is a little off the wall on some things....

still like him I guess.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Interesting article
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Interesting article

Weird, it was in my sent box, now it is totally gone, no record of it at all.

Bryan- just shoot me an email at [email protected] and I will help you out.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Interesting article
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Interesting article

Bryan- PM sent

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Interesting article
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Interesting article

Not sure how many of you get the Armourer collectors magazine? interesting article in the July 2019 issue by Richard Fuller(not sure who he is) but the article is basically about War bond helmets and vet bring backs, with a couple of the famous pyramid pictures of spiked helmets etc.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hannover Reg. Nr 73
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: Hannover Reg. Nr 73

Nice helmet, have a couple of helmets in my collection with same thin visors.

Congrats on a very nice find.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Restoration?
Replies: 38
Views: 766

Re: Restoration?

Agreed, worthy of restoration, Brian is the man so to speak...
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Pickelhaube and Imperial German Reference Books
Topic: It is finally out
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: It is finally out

Awesome Joe, will order a copy right away.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Helmet on TV
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Helmet on TV

Great job Jeff, nice description and explanation.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu May 16, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Oil on wood
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Oil on wood

Glad the deal worked out for you, pretty cool

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Wed May 15, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Qing Dynasty Seven Level Officials Hat
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Qing Dynasty Seven Level Officials Hat

Nice find Peter, you get some interesting stuff!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun May 12, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet
Replies: 34
Views: 728

Re: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet

aicusv wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 10:46 am
Heck, I can't even remember what all I've forgotten. At this point I have forgotten more than I remember.
Ditto...
by J.LeBrasseur
Fri May 10, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Recent Find
Replies: 17
Views: 576

Re: Recent Find

Congrats, very nice and with cover, nice find

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu May 09, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Garage Sale
Replies: 14
Views: 496

Re: Garage Sale

At a garage sale??? Wow I wish I had some like that in my area, Congrats on a Great treasure find.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu May 09, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Brunswick
Replies: 23
Views: 642

Re: Brunswick

OMG these are killer helmets, way to go!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Wed May 08, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Showing off
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Showing off

Awesome kids, congrats!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Mon May 06, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian Officer Jaeger Shako to Reserve
Replies: 14
Views: 492

Re: Bavarian Officer Jaeger Shako to Reserve

Thanks to Tony's sharp eyes, it is indeed a OR wappen on the Reserve Shako, with screw back posts.

So possibly a Private Purchase OR Reserve Shako...

thanks everyone for nice comments.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun May 05, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian Officer Jaeger Shako to Reserve
Replies: 14
Views: 492

Bavarian Officer Jaeger Shako to Reserve

I just picked up a nice Bavarian Officer Jaeger Shako to Reserve to go with the Bavarian Office Jaeger Shako I picked up in 2017 from the Doug Buhler collection. think they look great next to each other. James https://photos.smugmug.com/Collection/i-tmfPzNX/0/130a4fea/L/DSC03603-L.jpg https://photos...
by J.LeBrasseur
Sat May 04, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet
Replies: 34
Views: 728

Re: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet

I tried to buy this one minutes after his update went on and got told somebody beat me.... Way it goes sometimes. Here is a shot of the one I have had for years, complete with note from soldier where he picked up the helmet etc. James https://photos.smugmug.com/Collection/i-67G3S78/0/c559f62f/L/helm...
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: 6 helmets for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: 6 helmets for sale

Update 1,3,6 SOLD

#5 on Ebay

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bismark Commemorative Coin
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: Bismark Commemorative Coin

Nice piece Brian!
by J.LeBrasseur
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Model 1867 Prussian Infantry
Replies: 19
Views: 799

Re: Model 1867 Prussian Infantry

Nice find John, gotta love those early helmets.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The beauty of the sleepiness of time
Replies: 24
Views: 495

Re: The beauty of the sleepiness of time

Nice collection and some hard to find helmets.
Congrats!

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Raupenhelme
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 25
Views: 763

Re: What is this?

USMC-EOD wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:31 pm
Good Lord, James.

You must have one off the more advanced collections on this site. Always enjoy seeing your posts. Good for learning.

Bryan.
Not sure about advanced, but I do have a good chunk of helmets, thanks for the comments.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: In Vlaamse Velden - Netflix
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: In Vlaamse Velden - Netflix

Does anyone know does NETFLIX shows vary by country you are in? I tried finding this show with no luck in USA??

sounds cool

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: An Oldie but Goodie
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: An Oldie but Goodie

Nice helmet!
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet, SHow of Shows
Replies: 26
Views: 747

Re: New helmet, SHow of Shows

Nice looking helmet, definitely missed that one at the show, nice find.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: 6 helmets for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: 6 helmets for sale

#3 is now on Hold, thanks
by J.LeBrasseur
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet, need help with markings
Replies: 17
Views: 613

Re: New helmet, need help with markings

Thanks all for the comments, and especially Phillippe for all the information, it is appreciated. After looking at it closely, I think you are correct on the spike base, as split pins look to have been redone. I have no doubt the wappen is real, however, I cannot confirm that it went with this helme...
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New helmet, need help with markings
Replies: 17
Views: 613

Re: New helmet, need help with markings

Awesome, thanks for the help Randolpho!

Matt- yes, wish the whole name was there, oh well.

James
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: 6 helmets for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: 6 helmets for sale

#1 and #6 now sold, thanks!
by J.LeBrasseur
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: 6 helmets for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 372

6 helmets for sale

Have some helmets to move from a grouping I picked up, some are in great shape, others good. Can offer more pictures and details by request. Shipping in USA is $15.00 per helmet in the USA, international shipping will be at actual cost. PM me or email at [email protected].net if interested in any of the...