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by aicusv
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Saxon IR reserve officer
Replies: 11
Views: 162

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: 913

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: 11
Views: 150

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: 2
Views: 74

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: 110

Re: 1917

Looks interesting
by aicusv
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Colonel Joe´s site
Replies: 2
Views: 105

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: 66

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: 188

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: 188

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: 479

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: 150

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: 168

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: 156

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: 154

Re: French general caps WW1

very nice
by aicusv
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Restoration?
Replies: 38
Views: 766

Re: Restoration?

Amazing -
by aicusv
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Offizier - Fahnrich -- Einjahrige Freiwilligen - Question
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Offizier - Fahnrich -- Einjahrige Freiwilligen - Question

It would appear to be a private purchase piece.
by aicusv
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Toronto Militaria Show June 1, 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: Toronto Militaria Show June 1, 2019

The US had to give in, with Summer coming we needed the ice.
by aicusv
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 1860 Confusion
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: 1860 Confusion

Great piece, thanks for doing this.
by aicusv
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder
Replies: 37
Views: 634

Re: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder

I've always assumed that these were war time made pieces and the "talcing" was to reduce the reflectiveness of the helmet. Are the bodies of these helmets leather or fiber?
by aicusv
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: PRUSSIAN TSCHAPKA - Opinions
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: PRUSSIAN TSCHAPKA - Opinions

b.loree wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:35 pm
Very nice condition, I see no issues except for the broken wappen, missing Reichskokarde and feldzeichen. Is this an officer tschapka? I can't see the crown on the eagle's head.
I do agree with you. just too bad about the wappen.
by aicusv
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: PRUSSIAN TSCHAPKA - Opinions
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: PRUSSIAN TSCHAPKA - Opinions

If you look closely to the leg holding the Orb, you can see it was broken off(where it joins the body) and appears to be soldered back on.
by aicusv
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Evaluation of a Prussian Dragoner
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Evaluation of a Prussian Dragoner

This helmet belonged to a JAG (lawer) Officer.
lawers.jpg
by aicusv
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: 2nd Battle of Villers Bretonneux
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: 2nd Battle of Villers Bretonneux

Cute
by aicusv
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Another Schirmmutze for the Collection
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Another Schirmmutze for the Collection

Very nice. Good looking piece from a very collectable unit.
by aicusv
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: Parts Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Parts Wanted

John, have you thought about retapping the spare ones? It is my understanding the the thread is Bicycle Standard and tap set are still available.
by aicusv
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian EM pickelhaube
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Prussian EM pickelhaube

Very nice
by aicusv
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Askari Schutztruppe Colonial Tarboosh Fez
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: Askari Schutztruppe Tarboosh

Very nice. I really like the colonial pieces.
by aicusv
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube
Replies: 30
Views: 747

Re: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube

Thanks Philippe, some day I'll get all the details about the helmets straight.
by aicusv
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My first Pickelhaube
Replies: 24
Views: 479

Re: My first Pickelhaube

Very nice, welcome.
by aicusv
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube
Replies: 30
Views: 747

Re: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube

If dragoon shouldn't it have a square front visor?
by aicusv
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: Half size helmet
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Half size helmet

Looks artificially aged to me.
by aicusv
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Steel Helmets with out ventilator horns
Replies: 14
Views: 373

Re: Steel Helmets with out ventilator horns

Well it would appear that at least one of these holeless 1918 made it to the US.
by aicusv
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Steel Helmets with out ventilator horns
Replies: 14
Views: 373

Re: Steel Helmets with out ventilator horns

Was there any explanation as to why there were no lugs?
by aicusv
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: SAXON PRESSED STEEL
Replies: 12
Views: 261

Re: SAXON PRESSED STEEL

Here are some things I noticed, the rear spine doesn't fit and doesn't have the bottom tab. The liner is made of four pieces stitched together.
by aicusv
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hannover Reg. Nr 73
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: Hannover Reg. Nr 73

Nice one
by aicusv
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Steel Helmets with out ventilator horns
Replies: 14
Views: 373

Re: Steel Helmets with out ventilator horns

Found a better picture of the helmet 500px-AQ_stick3.jpg When looking for these pics, I came across this one from the film; AQWF helmet.png Not only is there no lug, there isn't a vent hole. Also note chin strap is attached to "D" ring and liner pin heads appear to be small. It maybe a prop helmet (...
by aicusv
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Steel Helmets with out ventilator horns
Replies: 14
Views: 373

Re: Steel Helmets with out ventilator horns

In the original "All Quite on the Western Front"(1930 Directed by Lewis Milestone, it stars Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray, Arnold Lucy and Ben Alexander) there is a scene where John Wray as Himmelstoss is wearing a helmet missing a lug.
John Wray.jpg
by aicusv
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Steel Helmets with out ventilator horns
Replies: 14
Views: 373

Re: Steel Helmets with out ventilator horns

Schiavona13 wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:21 am
Does yours still have a WOI liner ?
I assume you are asking about the helmet I have missing the lug? Mine is a full military helmet, camo with the 1917 liner. The helmet came out of a VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) post 50 years ago.
by aicusv
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Steel Helmets with out ventilator horns
Replies: 14
Views: 373

Re: Steel Helmets with out ventilator horns

I have one that is missing one. Between the wars they had a steel helmet that looked like the military (m16,m17,m18) helmet, but was for civilian use as what is called a "hard hat". It is possible that some surplus military helmets may have been reworked for this roll.
by aicusv
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Belgian M1863 Lancers Tschapka prints
Replies: 28
Views: 3077

Re: Belgian M1863 Lancers Tschapka prints

A beauty.
by aicusv
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Ersatz Pickelhauben
Topic: Info needed On Felt/Leather Helmets
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Info needed On Felt/Leather Helmets

That's a nice one.
by aicusv
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Polish
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Polish

thank you
by aicusv
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: Favorite Flea Markets?
Replies: 11
Views: 3122

Re: Favorite Flea Markets?

Lambertville, in the past did have some good finds. Got a US officer's spike there, some early US uniforms, and a set of Ulan NCOs cords.
by aicusv
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Need help with prussian Kurassierhelm
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Need help with prussian Kurassierhelm

I can't say about Kurassierhelm, but I have had other helmets that were mixed parts. I have a Pioneer helmet, that was brought back by a family member, it is mixed. I believe that helmets that they knew would only be worn in the rear areas with covers, got made with varying parts.
by aicusv
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Toronto Militaria Show June 1, 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: Toronto Militaria Show June 1, 2019

Love the tanks.
by aicusv
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Gardemaschinengewehr Uniform
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Gardemaschinengewehr Uniform

As I said I've seen it before, it is correct. I believe has to do with the Litzen on the collar.
by aicusv
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Helmet on TV
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Helmet on TV

Thought some may find this entertaining https://www.pbs.org/video/antiques-road ... ed-helmet/