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by aicusv
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: MG08/15
Replies: 143
Views: 67453

Re: MG08/15

Looks like she enjoyed it.
by aicusv
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Another Garde Tschapka
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: Another Garde Tschapka

Looking forward to find out how the front visor gets restitched.
by aicusv
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Thoughts on sword id
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Thoughts on sword id

Nice piece
by aicusv
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Danish officers helmet
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Danish officers helmet

Interesting piece, Thanks for posting.
by aicusv
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Hello

Welcome
by aicusv
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Argentine Officers helmet
Replies: 9
Views: 163

Re: Argentine Officers helmet

very nice
by aicusv
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Kaiserliche Marine
Topic: Summer Tellermuetze
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Summer Tellermuetze

I would remove the ring, give it a cleaning and then a light coat of paint. The paint can be easily removed if need be and it will protect the metal from rusting. Waxing or oiling the ring may stain the cloth.
by aicusv
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: Late airborne message
Replies: 14
Views: 203

Re: Late airborne message

That's really something....
by aicusv
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Württemburg 123rd Grenadier Regiment - Puzzler
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Württemburg 123rd Grenadier Regiment - Puzzler

First - let me say that Uncle Al, was only talking about himself, his helmet had grey fittings. That's not to say others had something else. As to the top of the spike plug, there is no telling what soldiers will do. In 1918 the Kaiser Inspected this regiment, Uncle Al was given all new kit for this...
by aicusv
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Württemburg 123rd Grenadier Regiment - Puzzler
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Württemburg 123rd Grenadier Regiment - Puzzler

My wife's Uncle Alfred served with IR 123, 1916-1918 and I spent hours talking to him about his service. His comment on the finish of the helmet was that they were grey. As to your spike - I would think that it was to conform to removable spike order and was retro fitted to the helmet while in servi...
by aicusv
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Addition - Span-Am Uniform
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: New Addition - Span-Am Uniform

Great set, I have some SpamAm stuff as well. For a long time this was an over looked period.
by aicusv
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Brass visor trim on field grey Bavarian artillery
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: Brass visor trim on field grey Bavarian artillery

I won't paint it and finding a piece that will fit may not be that easy. During the war there were some helmets done with mixed medal fittings.
by aicusv
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhauben Regimental Markings
Replies: 66
Views: 50834

Re: Pickelhauben Regimental Markings

It is hard for me to see. I believe the oval stamp is a maker. As to the unit stamp, I can see 1916 and II.B, which I take to be 2nd battalion.
by aicusv
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Trying to find correct wappen for this felt artillery
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: Trying to find correct wappen for this felt artillery

I know that Saxon and Bavarian Happen will fit each other. Since you know that the helmet is an Artillery, I would say it is Saxon.
by aicusv
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Uhlans in the field
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: Uhlans in the field

Neat photo
by aicusv
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: MG08/15
Replies: 143
Views: 67453

Re: MG08/15

Love the one with the "01 MG
by aicusv
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Grenadier Officer Helmet to Restore
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Grenadier Officer Helmet to Restore

Bet it will look great when done. Good luck.
by aicusv
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Garde du Korps Officer helmet
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Garde du Korps Officer helmet

Very interesting site.
by aicusv
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Raupenhelme
Topic: My only Raupenhelm
Replies: 11
Views: 592

Re: My only Raupenhelm

All I can add to this is; This style of helmet was popular with many nations for about 80 years during the 19th century. Looking at the construction of this one, I would think it is from the later part of this period. It was very common with cavalry units. This style is still worn today by the First...
by aicusv
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: M18
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: M18

Any member have a righteous cut out helmet, that they can post photos of?
by aicusv
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: German Army Bands
Replies: 16
Views: 1589

Re: German Army Bands

anyone have photos of bands? Maybe ones showing a bayonet on the belt?
by aicusv
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: M18
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: M18

Very hard to tell from these photos, I'm not in love with the paint. As you pointed out the side flare doesn't look right. Who is the manufacturer?
by aicusv
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube M15
Replies: 25
Views: 843

Re: Pickelhaube M15

I thought we were talking about the measurement between mounting holes? I've found that the Prussian Wappen measures between 7 to 8cm from center of loop to center of loop.
by aicusv
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: 13th HR Passing in Review
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: 13th HR Passing in Review

Nice one
by aicusv
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube M15
Replies: 25
Views: 843

Re: Pickelhaube M15

I don't know what happened to my earlier post on this, but what I said was after 100 years the leather shrinkage can play with the fit of the Wappen. The hole spacing will change and a Wappen that was on a helmet that shrunk will measure different from one that wasn't.
by aicusv
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Canadian Thanksgiving
Replies: 3
Views: 547

Re: Canadian Thanksgiving

Are you having that traditional Canadian dish - Ice cubs? :D Have a great day up there in the north lands.
by aicusv
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Cavalry Officers Saddle
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: Prussian Cavalry Officers Saddle

Nice find
by aicusv
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: JzP Lobstertail helmet mod. 15 - SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: JzP Lobstertail helmet mod. 15 - SOLD

Congrats to both of you. You both won.
by aicusv
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: Forever a submarine
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Forever a submarine

They did have a few transatlantic subs, but also Austria and Turkey both had ports they could have used.
by aicusv
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: MG08
Replies: 107
Views: 33116

Re: MG08

It is a good shot of the gun carriage
by aicusv
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: Forever a submarine
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Forever a submarine

Interesting, thanks for posting
by aicusv
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Kaiser reviewing Guard troops
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Re: Kaiser reviewing Guard troops

Cool photo
by aicusv
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 12th Hussar Regt Officer's parade shabraque
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: 12th Hussar Regt Officer's parade shabraque

Very nice find
by aicusv
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Chinscales - cleaning and polishing
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: Chinscales - cleaning and polishing

Well done
by aicusv
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: Kronprinz Helm sold in 2005
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: Kronprinz Helm sold in 2005

One can always dream.
by aicusv
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Front Visor trim replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: Front Visor trim replacement

I think you've solved you visor issue, as to the Wappen,Looks like some one tried to flatten it. I suggest taking it to a jeweler (a real one) and see what they could do for you. Explain that you don't want to see any repair work from the front. I've done a couple of them using solder but they were ...
by aicusv
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My oldest helmet
Replies: 11
Views: 1057

Re: My oldest helmet

What a great piece
by aicusv
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Chinscales - cleaning and polishing
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: Chinscales - cleaning and polishing

Appears most of us are afraid to even think about cleaning these. The only thing I will say is polishing plated metal can remove the plating. Rather than removing the tarnish you would need something that chemically treats the oxidation. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
by aicusv
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Kaiserliche Marine
Topic: Kaiserliche Marine Officer Cap Insignias
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Kaiserliche Marine Officer Cap Insignias

Second doesn't look anything like the fake one I have. If that's any help.
by aicusv
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: joke thread
Replies: 109
Views: 12665

Re: joke thread

I miss my wife. But I have going to the range to practice.
by aicusv
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Canadian Universal Pattern Helmet Named
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: Canadian Universal Pattern Helmet Named

very nice
by aicusv
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: German Army Bands
Replies: 16
Views: 1589

Re: German Army Bands

Great thanks
by aicusv
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: YouTube fireman helm restoration - some interesting ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: YouTube fireman helm restoration - some interesting ideas

very informative, thanks for posting. Let's see what Brian thinks about it.
by aicusv
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Reproduction Officer Stars
Replies: 34
Views: 1500

Re: Reproduction Officer Stars

I could use some nuts for the rear spine stud. Would these work?
by aicusv
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti
Replies: 27
Views: 1117

Re: Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti

I guess for some size matters. Too, too pretty. Great piece.
by aicusv
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: WTB, Bavarian Officer Cockades
Replies: 1
Views: 484

Re: WTB, Bavarian Officer Cockades

Still looking for these.

Also looking for shoulder straps from IR 120 and IR 123, also AR 70 (from the Dunkelblau uniform).