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by aicusv
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Leib Kurassier Enlisted Helmet and Ringkragen
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: Leib Kurassier Enlisted Helmet and Ringkragen

I can understand why Tony may question the plate, at first look I too thought it a copy. I may not be as knowledgeable as the previous posters, but there is a little characteristic of the Wappen for this particular Regiment that I have noticed over the years that separates originals from reproductio...
by aicusv
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Wappen Loop
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: Wappen Loop

Solder will oxidize with age. I'm not sure how the plates may have been treated post the loop soldering (how they cleaned them up before putting them on the helmet), but if they chemically cleaned the plates, it may have effected it. I believe that on some of the M'15 plates, the "greying" would hav...
by aicusv
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Presentation-Frame Crown-Princess Victoria of Prussia
Replies: 13
Views: 142

Re: Presentation-Frame Crown-Princess Victoria of Prussia

Yes truly a unique connection between the Germans and the Brits going back to George the 1st, can’t speak English, Geo.3rd. loses the Americans, Queen Vicky marries a Minor German Prince, has so many daughters and has to then marry them all off to European royalty and ends up with the Kaiser for he...
by aicusv
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Der Uberzug
Topic: Some harder to find Uberzugs
Replies: 7
Views: 100

Re: Some harder to find Uberzugs

Great stuff, thanks for posting.
by aicusv
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: joke thread
Replies: 99
Views: 9270

Re: joke thread

Due to the COVID-19 we have to wear a mask when going out. Although I've been complying, I'm still getting into trouble.
Lone Ranger.png
by aicusv
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Presentation-Frame Crown-Princess Victoria of Prussia
Replies: 13
Views: 142

Re: Presentation-Frame Crown-Princess Victoria of Prussia

Sandmann wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:37 am
Thanks guys :)
Steve. With a long regency of Frederick III., the british and german monarchies probably would have been friends like France and GB under Edward VII.
There still would have been the Denmark issue.
by aicusv
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Chauchat was not the Worst Machine Gun
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: Chauchat was not the Worst Machine Gun

Tony, Were you firing ball or blank ammo? I've fired thousands of rounds from both the 1919 and the M2, I wouldn't have thrown the gun off the vehicle, just who ever set it up. The biggest negative with the browning action is the set up when changing barrels. This has be corrected on the latest gene...
by aicusv
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: M15 Prussian Tschapka with field cover
Replies: 13
Views: 240

Re: M15 Prussian Tschapka with field cover

Great piece
by aicusv
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Infantry officer M95.
Replies: 17
Views: 608

Re: Prussian Infantry officer M95.

I weight 20 pounds less now as to when I was in the service. Even my hat doesn't fit.
by aicusv
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Infantry officer M95.
Replies: 17
Views: 608

Re: Prussian Infantry officer M95.

very nice
by aicusv
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Tschapka.
Replies: 20
Views: 1121

Re: Prussian Tschapka.

I can't imagine stitching a replacement liner in. The front visor must be an issue to be dealt with.
by aicusv
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Medals, Badges, Awards
Topic: Erinnerungskreuz 1866 - Complete Set
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Erinnerungskreuz 1866 - Complete Set

Never realized there were so many variations of this award. Thanks for posting. Now I have to go look at the ones I have.
by aicusv
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Deutsch SudWestAfrika
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Deutsch SudWestAfrika

Very interesting, thanks for posting
by aicusv
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Steve's Helmet of the Day 6/18/2020
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Steve's Helmet of the Day 6/18/2020

](*,) Too nice.
by aicusv
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube spike
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Pickelhaube spike

:thumbsdown: Doesn't look good
by aicusv
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Help with ID on Firemans helmet
Replies: 10
Views: 645

Re: Help with ID on Firemans helmet

Do I see a "6 1/2" marked inside? I believe the hand and eye could just mean "watchful protection". I think I've seen this used with some insurance companies.
by aicusv
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Chauchat was not the Worst Machine Gun
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: Chauchat was not the Worst Machine Gun

Nice article. I don't know about it being the worst - but having owned one -it isn't a BAR. As far as carrying it in the field, it is lighter than a BAR and a little easier to operate (never quite liked the BAR's cocking lever on the left). But when it comes to dependability and firing the BAR has it.
by aicusv
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: a bit of my collection, pickelhaube, soldiers and more
Replies: 43
Views: 5654

Re: a bit of my collection, pickelhaube, soldiers and more

Whose make are the Imperial German figures? I recently painted up a group of Armies in Plastic's Imperial Germans at the request of my Grandson (we do war games). The Germans are the Blue Army and the Brits are the Red Army.
Blue Infantry better copy.jpeg
by aicusv
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: best online dating sites free
Replies: 9
Views: 1006

Re: best online dating sites free

Should we call her Sandy?
by aicusv
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Gewehr Model 1888 Commission Rifle
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: Gewehr Model 1888 Commission Rifle

I've owned several of these weapons, I like them. Anyone thinking of picking one up, check it out carefully. There was a group of these imported after WWI that had the firing pin clipped and the face plate of the bolt removed, making them non-firing. Also be aware of the "S" stamp.
by aicusv
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Topic: Busbies in China
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Re: Busbies in China

Thanks -Wasn't sure if it was a fantasy piece or my ignorance.
by aicusv
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Named Silver Trimmed Württemberg M95 Enlisted Helmet
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: Named Silver Trimmed Württemberg M95 Enlisted Helmet

Still on my want list, wife's Uncle Alfred severed in IR 123.
by aicusv
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Bavarian Lifeguard Regiment One Year Volunteer
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Bavarian Lifeguard Regiment One Year Volunteer

Very nice and interesting piece. Appears that there may have been an internal support plate for the spike? Is the chin strap original.
by aicusv
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Topic: Busbies in China
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Re: Busbies in China

Thanks for the posting of the photo. That's interesting. What I asking about would be an actual German unit. One of the helmet facebook groups has a Busby -enlisted, ersatz type marked for 1ORR BAO. It is my understanding that the 1 East Rider Regiment wore pickelhaube and was a JzP regiment.
by aicusv
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Need a shell
Replies: 7
Views: 585

Re: Need a shell

Front visor doesn't look correct.
by aicusv
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Topic: Busbies in China
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Busbies in China

Between 1900 and 1905 were there any units posted to the East (China) that would have worn a busbie? I ask, because on another page someone has one posted and I've never heard of Huzzars in China.
by aicusv
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Miscellaneous Hussars
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Miscellaneous Hussars

very interesting
by aicusv
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Imperial German Cavalry weapons of the 1890's
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Imperial German Cavalry weapons of the 1890's

Thanks for posting
by aicusv
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Baron Von Richthofen
Replies: 10
Views: 4321

Re: Baron Von Richthofen

I understand that there was much of him in that coffin.
by aicusv
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Ulanen! Achtung!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 590

Re: Ulanen! Achtung!!!

One of by best finds was the set of NCO cords I found at a Flee Market. Paid $2 for them, seller thought they were curtain cords.
by aicusv
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: 13th Uhlan Regiment Portraits
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: 13th Uhlan Regiment Portraits

:thumb up:
by aicusv
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: 13th Uhlan officer mounted
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: 13th Uhlan officer mounted

Nice details, like his watch
by aicusv
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: 13th Ulanen informal group pictures
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: 13th Ulanen informal group pictures

Nice - interesting photos
by aicusv
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: 13th Ulanen zu Pferd (various mounted shots)
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: 13th Ulanen zu Pferd (various mounted shots)

Thanks - good shots
by aicusv
Sun May 31, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: New member New Hampshire USA
Replies: 9
Views: 734

Re: New member New Hampshire USA

Welcome - Your postings here have been very interesting - great stuff
by aicusv
Sun May 31, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: joke thread
Replies: 99
Views: 9270

Re: joke thread

:thumb up:
by aicusv
Sun May 31, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: GdC or GKR with parade eagle.
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: GdC or GKR with parade eagle.

Good one
by aicusv
Sun May 31, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Sachsen M15, a very large one.
Replies: 15
Views: 689

Re: Sachsen M15, a very large one.

Nice one. Noticed it is a half sized marked one.
by aicusv
Wed May 27, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Mitre Parade Helmets
Topic: Mitres KAGGR#1 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Re: Mitres KAGGR#1 2020

KAGGR#1 wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 1:13 pm
you wrote ;
but do they all fit?
I do not understand what you are asking ?
Steve McFarland
When I first started collecting ever time I got something new my would ask me "does it fit?". He reasoning was, that if nothing else you could always wear it to work. :D
by aicusv
Mon May 25, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New project M-15 Garde Infantry.
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: New project M-15 Garde Infantry.

Good luck with this. Should be a good one when done. Too bad about the front visor guard.
by aicusv
Mon May 25, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Steve's Latest Find
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: Steve's Latest Find

Nice piece
by aicusv
Mon May 25, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Mitre Parade Helmets
Topic: Mitres KAGGR#1 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Re: Mitres KAGGR#1 2020

That's it, time to take up model rail roading. What a great collection, but do they all fit?
by aicusv
Mon May 25, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Memorial Day
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: Memorial Day

My Daughter lives in the boy hood home of Al Schimd (Al Schmid (20 October 1920 – 1 December 1982) was a United States Marine awarded the Navy Cross for his heroism at the Battle of the Tenaru (Ilu River) during the Guadalcanal campaign in World War II. Credited with killing over 200 Japanese attack...
by aicusv
Sat May 23, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Medals, Badges, Awards
Topic: Shooting Cords KAGGR#1
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Shooting Cords KAGGR#1

These shooting cords are something I've always wanted but never got. They are really nice.
by aicusv
Sat May 23, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Large Baden M15
Replies: 12
Views: 603

Re: Large Baden M15

Kaiser, just keep at it and don't rush. Took me 4 months to restitch a rear visor. Of course I only work on helmets that no matter what I do can't make it worse.
by aicusv
Sat May 23, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Facebook, History Can Violate Community Standards
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: On Facebook, History Can Violate Community Standards

I was told that posting a photo of a Pzkw Mark III was hate speech,
by aicusv
Thu May 21, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: KAGGR#1 JzP helmets
Replies: 18
Views: 803

Re: KAGGR#1 JzP helmets

:D :D What is the address for Steve's house where the collection is housed?? Anyone wants to join me to visit the house with a trolley and pick as you go. Say, you are allowed 30 mins or till fill up your shopping trolley whichever comes first. Then you are allowed to go home =D> =D> Will not work ...
by aicusv
Thu May 21, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Ordinary Ranks Rear Spines
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Re: Ordinary Ranks Rear Spines

:oops: Yes it is my fault, just wanted to know what size spine I needed to complete a helmet. So far I've developed a short data base that records helmet size with spine number. When possible I've been measuring the spine length (minus the two tangs). As of now I do not have enough data to reach any...