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by aicusv
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Garde M16 Helmet Surprise
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Garde M16 Helmet Surprise

My helmet came out of a basement, granddad brought home.
by aicusv
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Garde M16 Helmet Surprise
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Garde M16 Helmet Surprise

I've always believe it was the Division, but if so why only company destinations?
by aicusv
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Rare helmets
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Rare helmets

There has been a couple of posting of late dealing with what is the rarest helmet(s). Take a look at these in the photos on this site. If you are not familiar with this site it is very good when dealing with colonial German items. http://www.germancolonialuniforms.co.uk For some reason I can't get a...
by aicusv
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Spammers
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: Spammers

I can't figure out why they think we need fake passports.
by aicusv
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: What to display with an M1842?
Replies: 45
Views: 15495

Re: What to display with an M1842?

The Prussian scabbard had a medal cup in the bottom (inside the leather )with only ball that stuck out the bottom. There was a triangular folded piece of sheet metal (tin?) inside the throat to hold it open. A strap of white leather hung down the front, for securing it to the frog. It also had a wir...
by aicusv
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: What to display with an M1842?
Replies: 45
Views: 15495

Re: What to display with an M1842?

Here are some photos of the "Potsdam" bayonet I have in my Civil War collection,
Pot bay.jpg
Pot marks num.jpg
pots blade.jpg
Socket bore is 22.5mm. Last photo isn't as clear as wished, inside the what appears to be a "B" is stamped a raised "G".
by aicusv
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: What to display with an M1842?
Replies: 45
Views: 15495

Re: What to display with an M1842?

At one time the scabbard for these were also very common around here. A neighbor of mine reworked a couple hundred for Civil War re-enactors (he has none remaining and I never got one that wasn't redone (dah).
by aicusv
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: What to display with an M1842?
Replies: 45
Views: 15495

Re: What to display with an M1842?

http://jjmilitaryantiques.com/Home.aspx/Catdet/13862?nm=german-m-1839-potsdam-rifle-socket-bayonet&category=bayoeuro&bread_last=%2FHome.aspx%2FCatpage%2Fbayoeuro%3Fpsize%3D120%26page%3D0%26sortseq%3DName&category_desc=Bayonets%20European%20all%20styles Not quitte sure this is the model you are look...
by aicusv
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Restoration Question
Replies: 5
Views: 158

I know Brake Clean is safe on silk. It is like dry cleaning fluid in a can.
by aicusv
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: What to display with an M1842?
Replies: 45
Views: 15495

Re: What to display with an M1842?

Can't believe you haven't found a bayonet. These muskets were imported to The US during the Civil War in fairly large numbers. The bayonets usually turn up at shows in this area.
by aicusv
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A strange ersatz pickelhaube
Replies: 15
Views: 250

Re: A strange ersatz pickelhaube

Interesting, I don't believe that they thought these helmets would last long and therefore just knocked them out. I once had one that had a large crease on the side from when they shaped the felt, it must of had a fold in the material and they just left it. Waste not want not.
by aicusv
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Austrian dragoner helmet 1866
Replies: 14
Views: 275

Re: Austrian dragoner helmet 1866

lookin good
by aicusv
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: INTERNET SELLERS / SITES OF MILITARIA
Replies: 8
Views: 111

Re: INTERNET SELLERS / SITES OF MILITARIA

I'm not a fan of internet purchasing, I'm too old school. I believe in seeing and holding something I want to purchase. Even more so with the price of helmets now a days.
by aicusv
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Some newbie questions
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: Some newbie questions

Other collectors have been my best source for helmets. From what I've seen the majority of the pieces on eBay are either junk or over priced (I'm cheap). As to the value that's been pretty well answered (although when I start collecting $35 would have been too much). The chin strap - that is an inte...
by aicusv
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: German Pieces Just Picked
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: German Pieces Just Picked

Fla = Fliegerabwehr (Anti-aircraft). Canteen I believe maybe a DDR (East German).
by aicusv
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Regards from Ireland
Replies: 8
Views: 119

Re: Regards from Ireland

Greetings and welcome
by aicusv
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: A mysterious photo from China
Replies: 39
Views: 13607

Re: A mysterious photo from China

Notice the dragon (fire breathing type - not mounted cavalry) Wappen on the helmet.
by aicusv
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: An M95 "From the Land Down Under"
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: An M95 "From the Land Down Under"

You've done it again, saved another from the parts bin. Great job.
by aicusv
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Restoration Question
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Restoration Question

Almost everything I can think of will react to the lacquer as well. You may try warmed Lestoil. Cover the area with the Lestoil allow to a short time to react with the residue then with a soft rag, spit shine the area with more Lestoil. I not sure it will work but I have used it to remove paints and...
by aicusv
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: 1st of Hannover Dragoner Regiment #9
Replies: 30
Views: 7767

Re: 1st of Hannover Dragoner Regiment #9

Truly a beautiful helmet. Interesting in that he was a Fahnenjunker-Unteroffizier and it is an issued helmet. I wonder if he rented it figuring when he become an officer he would have to purchase another helmet?
by aicusv
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Der Uberzug
Topic: Opinion wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Opinion wanted

I'm not sure about the material, it is a herringbone which I thought was a post war material. Why are there rust stains on the material behind the hooks, but the hooks aren't rusty?
by aicusv
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: Dragoner No. 2
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Dragoner No. 2

Nice- great pieces
by aicusv
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: What If I am Simply A Minor Writer?
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: What If I am Simply A Minor Writer?

but no eggs
by aicusv
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: An M95 "From the Land Down Under"
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: An M95 "From the Land Down Under"

As much as I would love a book on restoring these helmets and would purchase one, I'm afraid of who else may purchase it and how the info would be used.
by aicusv
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: An M95 "From the Land Down Under"
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: An M95 "From the Land Down Under"

As usual I can't wait for the next installment. Love these postings
by aicusv
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Wurttemberg OYV or Private purchase helmet
Replies: 11
Views: 298

Re: Wurttemberg OYV or Private purchase helmet

Beautiful piece would fit well with JR 120 set.
by aicusv
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Garde regiment no.1 m1860
Replies: 17
Views: 320

Re: Garde regiment no.1 m1860

Somewhere on this site there is a posting about Guard Eagles explaining the differences, I can't find it to post a link, but remember reading it. Good luck with the helmet.
by aicusv
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chilean Army
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Chilean Army

Thought some may find this video of interest.
https://youtu.be/4r69AdBzPv8
by aicusv
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Garde regiment no.1 m1860
Replies: 17
Views: 320

Re: Garde regiment no.1 m1860

Black shoe polish for the out side will work, but anything you use on the inside may effect the color (darken it). We have a couple of professionals on this site when it comes to restoring helmets. Hopefully they can provide some good advice.
by aicusv
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Other hobbies
Replies: 10
Views: 181

Re: Other hobbies

very cool
by aicusv
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Trip to Idaho Cancelled
Replies: 19
Views: 310

Re: Trip to Idaho Cancelled

Hope all turns out well for you.
by aicusv
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Garde M16 Helmet Surprise
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Garde M16 Helmet Surprise

Congratulations on your find. The one I have has had part of the number scratched off
Guard Helmet 4.jpg
Guard Helmet 1.jpg
Guard Helmet 1.jpg (11.51 KiB) Viewed 143 times
note; mine has no black paint only white.
by aicusv
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Need some help in how to describe this cap
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Need some help in how to describe this cap

It is not a M'15 as pointed out then the visor would be field grey, nor M'17 as piping and band would be green. But it is a nice field service officer's wartime Schirmmützen. If you want to assign a model designation (something collectors get hung up on, even if they are made up) it would be a M'07/...
by aicusv
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Steuben Tag Parade 1973
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Steuben Tag Parade 1973

Very interesting. Where is it today?
by aicusv
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Need some help in how to describe this cap
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Need some help in how to describe this cap

At first glance it would appear to be a war time officer's cap (Schirmmütze), but the white bottom edging has me puzzled.
by aicusv
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: A mysterious photo from China
Replies: 39
Views: 13607

Re: A mysterious photo from China

I agree that they are members of the Prinz Heinrich company SVC, in dress uniform, armed with the Lee Metford rifle. Looking at the original photos - the first soldier has German rank button on collar, at least one man a bayonet troggel can be seen. I believe this to be the only German unit to wear ...
by aicusv
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: My Wife's Grandfather - What Unit
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: My Wife's Grandfather - What Unit

I took the above photo of straps and changed it to back and white. Compare it with the one of Ompa. It may help to figure out a time period.
IR152.jpg
by aicusv
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: My Wife's Grandfather - What Unit
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: My Wife's Grandfather - What Unit

Infantry Regiment 152, was named; Deutsch Ordens-Infanterie Regt., 1 Elsässisches . Quartered in Marienburg (Battalions I &II) and Stuhm (Batt.III). The regiment was part of the XX Army Corps.
by aicusv
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: German Segeltuchtasche Gummimaske
Replies: 11
Views: 251

Re: German Segeltuchtasche Gummimaske

Great piece, something I always wanted.
by aicusv
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Other hobbies
Replies: 10
Views: 181

Re: Other hobbies

Besides Militara, I collect toy soldiers and use to do high performance autos (Mustangs and Corvettes) and competitive rally driving.

Current ride:
Must.jpg
by aicusv
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes
Replies: 48
Views: 1204

Re: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes

I believe that until WW2 Hawaii fell under the Regulations for the department of the Philippines. This would mean that '87 helmet was still being worn way into the 20th century. As a government supplier the current manufacture should be public record. I did a little on line surfing about the Hawaiia...
by aicusv
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes
Replies: 48
Views: 1204

Re: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes

Here is a photo of the Hawaiian Helmet
RoyalGuard3.jpg
by aicusv
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Hello from Germany
Replies: 11
Views: 261

Re: Hello from Germany

Welcome
by aicusv
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes
Replies: 48
Views: 1204

Re: Rarest of All Pickelhaubes

A Hawaiian Pickelhaube! There is also the discussion of rarest vs. what one wants. I still want a USMC dress spike helmet and I'm kicking myself for not jumping on the one that was for sale at the Baltimore Show in March. That is an uncommon helmet but not especially rare. You mean like this? marin...
by aicusv
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worst "Militaria" Expert Ever
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Worst "Militaria" Expert Ever

Very informative, there was a lot that I never heard before. Like the plate on the front of a helmet is called its registration, or that $20 knife was worth $180. Lucky for me that shop is kind of local. ](*,)
by aicusv
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: payday loans in HI online
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: payday loans in HI online

Me thinks the Lady dost have a problem.
by aicusv
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: 1916 Square Dip
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: 1916 Square Dip

In spite of my lack of intelligence I would say no it is not.
by aicusv
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Medals, Badges, Awards
Topic: Standard Ribbon Size
Replies: 2
Views: 3588

Re: Standard Ribbon Size

As far as I know Title 18, United States Code, Section 704, prohibits the buying, selling, trading, importing, exporting, or bartering for anything of value for a Medal of Honor, “the ribbon, button, or rosette of any such badge, decoration or medal, or any colorable imitation thereof”. Note ownersh...
by aicusv
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: The Forgotten Faschinenmesser
Replies: 40
Views: 34387

Re: The Forgotten Faschinenmesser

Thanks got to see them, nice to have the scabbard matching the piece.