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by aicusv
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Unknown Knot
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: Unknown Knot

no one knows????
by aicusv
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Grenadier Regiment 1
Replies: 14
Views: 2374

Re: Grenadier Regiment 1

I had switched over to Tinypic.com, but now they appear to have gone bust.
by aicusv
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: helmet m -15 for restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 431

Re: helmet m -15 for restoration

Can't believe it is the same piece. Great work.
by aicusv
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Grenadier Regiment 1
Replies: 14
Views: 2374

Re: Grenadier Regiment 1

PB is pulling a new deal, they are blurring the images until you either reduce the number you have or sign up for a pay account.
by aicusv
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?
Replies: 25
Views: 317

Re: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?

I will from time to time purchase items like this, either for part or to put back together correctly. But when I do, I'll only do so if the price fits the condition.
by aicusv
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Another garage sale
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: Another garage sale

It is actually a really sad story behind these items. Locally there was an old time collector, who became too infirm to take care of himself. His family placed him in a managed care facility. In the mean time his basement flooded (4feet of water and this was where his collection was) and no one knew...
by aicusv
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?
Replies: 25
Views: 317

Re: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?

Wappen is a reserve plate and the arms still look like a casting to me.
by aicusv
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Unknown Knot
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Unknown Knot

As part of a group of Imperial German items I recently acquired was included this bayonet knot. It doesn't conform to the color pattern for these knots. Anyone know what it may be? It is all white with black fringe (100% white is first company of first battalion). Could this one be police or fire? U...
by aicusv
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?
Replies: 25
Views: 317

Re: Help Needed with Anhalt Frontplate Device. Is it real or repro?

Would like to see back of the plate. Anhalt arms look to be a casting to me, but it could just be the photo.
by aicusv
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Crash Helmet
Replies: 3
Views: 38

Re: Crash Helmet

Tony - Thanks
by aicusv
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Belgian Congo Force Publique Fez
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Belgian Congo Force Publique Fez

Fezzes are cool
by aicusv
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pointless Pickelhaube
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Pointless Pickelhaube

My helmet doesn't have that lug and it doesn't appear to ever had one. I can't see any scares or marked that would indicate that anything was attached to the base. I assume that it is just missing, it just a puzzle that there isn't any sigh of one.
by aicusv
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Crash Helmet
Replies: 3
Views: 38

Crash Helmet

On my recent purchasing outing I got this crash German helmet. Helmet is marked on the rear flap, but not really readable. What appear to be there is
"FlsBekl
Os????17
1918"
crash frt.jpg
crash side.jpg
crash inside.jpg
crash markings.jpg
by aicusv
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pointless Pickelhaube
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Pointless Pickelhaube

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by aicusv
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pointless Pickelhaube
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Pointless Pickelhaube

bav  cover top.jpg
bav cover side.jpg
Bav cover frt.jpg
by aicusv
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pointless Pickelhaube
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Pointless Pickelhaube

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by aicusv
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pointless Pickelhaube
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Pointless Pickelhaube

A recent addition to my collection - this 1915 pattern Bavarian Officer's Helmet. Helmet came with a case and cover, but no spike. It is missing the cockades as well. There are signs that the helmet did once have cockades ( see photo of right side). I can see xanthin that would indicate that there e...
by aicusv
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Another garage sale
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Another garage sale

Went out shopping yesterday and came back with this set (among some other pieces - expensive day). I will post more information and photos later, taking one piece at a time.
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by aicusv
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: Looking for Ek1
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Looking for Ek1

Do your research on them before you purchase. There are more fakes than originals out there. The following is from a statement given in 1919: “ cannot understand the general desire if the American soldier for the “Gott mit uns” belt buckles and the German Iron Crosses… alone have sold more Iron Cros...
by aicusv
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Leather Chin Strap
Replies: 81
Views: 41377

Re: The Leather Chin Strap

Just noticed, aren't the cockades on the wrong sides?
by aicusv
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: MG Insignia Aermelzbzeichen der MG-Scharfschuetzen-Formationen.
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: MG Insignia Aermelzbzeichen der MG-Scharfschuetzen-Formationen.

These have been faked for so long that I'm not sure you can tell the difference. I've always stayed away from these because of that. The only documented original I've seen was embroidered onto an officer's uniform.
BTW - Wife's Uncle was an MG gunner during the war and never had this badge.
by aicusv
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Kurassier helmet. Parts helmet or private purchase?
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Kurassier helmet. Parts helmet or private purchase?

I'm sure we have members who know a lot more about these than I do, but here is what I see. Appears to be a model 1867 (should only have one -Land- cockade), private purchase (based on liner). If this an issued helmet I believe it should have regimental stampings on it. This is one of those pieces t...
by aicusv
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Very neat little M15
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: Very neat little M15

Very nice piece. Is helmet dated and sized? Chin strap may have been repaired (in service), so the miss match on buckles. Strap does look a little shorter, in that the buckles don't meet in the center.
by aicusv
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: JR 119 & 126
Replies: 26
Views: 620

Re: JR 119 & 126

Great work. Looking forward to seeing more.
by aicusv
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: 2018 de-activation laws
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: 2018 de-activation laws

Peter - you are correct , in that the side plates regulations are for MG's and not sub-machine guns. The actual wordage of the Uniform Firearms Act states side plate, this has been taken to mean the receiver on pieces that do not have separate side plates. I never heard nor read anything about the h...
by aicusv
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Guard helmet
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: Guard helmet

Thanks. Guess we have to look into the war history of AR43
by aicusv
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Guard helmet
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: Guard helmet

Looks like you figured out what the tag says. You may want to look for a line eagle Wappen as well. There seems to be a stamp on the rear visor, all I can make out is the bottom line "1915".
by aicusv
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: 2018 de-activation laws
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: 2018 de-activation laws

Part for full auto weapons in the US is not a problem. The only part on a MG that is regulated is the side plate. It is permitted to replace the side plate with one that allows the piece to operate in semi - auto mode, no registration or license required. That is the Federal regulations, some ill in...
by aicusv
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: JR 119 & 126
Replies: 26
Views: 620

Re: JR 119 & 126

Love it
by aicusv
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Visor cap identification
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: Visor cap identification

The cockade is Waldeck, but I don't recognize the color combination of the cap. Then again I'm not up on the pre 1900 caps.
by aicusv
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Guard helmet
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: Guard helmet

:? Photos didn't come through
by aicusv
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Saxon IR reserve officer
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Saxon IR reserve officer

That spike is something. I think that a Doctor in Austria that would haves something to say about it.
by aicusv
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Rental comparison
Replies: 11
Views: 1054

Re: Rental comparison

The Federal Government only armed one regiment with Henry's. There were a couple of states that purchased them and some regiments where the men themselves purchased the rifles. I've fired both the Henry and the Spencer. In my opinion the Spencer make for a better military arm (more soldier proof).
by aicusv
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Minor Disaster!
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: Minor Disaster!

There is a special type of flooring for areas that may get water. It has spacers on the bottom to allow water to flow under it. In 38 years of living in my home I've had water in the basement 4 times. It is a mess (I no longer have carpeting on floor). One time was caused by 6 inches of snow, in the...
by aicusv
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Bogus Phishing On Our Site
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Bogus Phishing On Our Site

:( And here we thought you were giving away helmets
by aicusv
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: 1917
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: 1917

Looks interesting
by aicusv
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Colonel Joe´s site
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: Colonel Joe´s site

:D It's back
by aicusv
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Col.J where are you?
Replies: 0
Views: 674

Col.J where are you?

I just clicked on Col. J's web site and received a screen that the site was no longer available. Was gibt?
by aicusv
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Selling up
Replies: 11
Views: 256

Re: Selling up

Remember; Divorces or so expensive, because they are worth it.
by aicusv
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Selling up
Replies: 11
Views: 256

Re: Selling up

Sorry to hear. "And this too shall pass".
by aicusv
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Loss of a Forum member, my brother
Replies: 24
Views: 1002

Re: Loss of a Forum member, my brother

Sincere condolences
by aicusv
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: 1. Badisches Leib-Grenadier Regt Nr. 109
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: 1. Badisches Leib-Grenadier Regt Nr. 109

You do have some wonderful sets. Nice to have matching helmet and uniform.
by aicusv
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: This Aint No Popeye Tug Boat
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: This Aint No Popeye Tug Boat

Very nice, great looking model.
by aicusv
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Prussian crusher visor
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Prussian crusher visor

Would love to have one, nice piece
by aicusv
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: French general caps WW1
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Re: French general caps WW1

very nice