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by aicusv
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Untouched Model 1891 Württemberg
Replies: 11
Views: 220

Re: Untouched Model 1891 Württemberg

When did Württemberg adopt the Pickelhaub? Could the I.B. just mean first battalion ?
by aicusv
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Help? Miniature Würtemberg Candle Holder Maker Marked (5" x 6") Any Information?
Replies: 13
Views: 118

Re: Help? Miniature Würtemberg Candle Holder Maker Marked (5" x 6") Any Information?

Super piece, looks like it is set up to hold a bottle of ink. In today's world we forget how important ink wells were not too long ago. An item like this would be good to keep someone like me from knocking the bottle over.
by aicusv
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: Another M15 Tschako
Replies: 16
Views: 4784

Re: Another M15 Tschako

:thumbleft:
by aicusv
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: The Old Way To Add To Your Collection
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: The Old Way To Add To Your Collection

i use to get things from Col. Stoddard once in a while. Got a M'15 uniform blouse from him for $25.
by aicusv
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: joke thread
Replies: 13
Views: 223

Re: joke thread

My wife came home the other night very excited. "Pack your bags, I've won the lottery," she cried. I asked her where I should pack for, warm or cold weather. She replied, "I don't care, just leave!"
by aicusv
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: USMC Dress Helmet
Replies: 10
Views: 198

Re: USMC Dress Helmet

Another good fine. I may have posted this before, but here is my enlisted man's,
by aicusv
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: German South West Africa Colonial Slouch Hat
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: German South West Africa Colonial Slouch Hat

Man you had a great weekend, another great piece that I too wouldn't mind having. What color is the hat band and brim blinding? They look grey in the photo.
by aicusv
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: American Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 246

Re: American Pickelhaube

Great find and in wonderful shape. I know that National Guard units in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Connecticut wore "German" spike helmets ( and not the US pattern) there maybe others. I don't believe anyone has ever put together a listing of units. Beside the wearing pickelhaube there was a...
by aicusv
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Service Souvenirs
Topic: New Prussian Garde deskpiece
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: New Prussian Garde deskpiece

They're great pieces
by aicusv
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhauben for Enlisted men M15/M95
Replies: 11
Views: 301

Re: Pickelhauben for Enlisted men M15/M95

Love it, I'm a fan of the enlisted helmets and its great to see the two types side by side.
by aicusv
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Fake Saxon Wappen
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Re: Fake Saxon Wappen

A box plate for AR32 sounds like a possibility. Anyone know what they wore? They are not shown on the artillery plate at Kaisersbunker ( http://www.kaisersbunker.com/gtp/fa1.htm )
by aicusv
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: Another dragoon
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: Another dragoon

Nice piece
by aicusv
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Fake Saxon Wappen
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Re: Fake Saxon Wappen

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I think the key here is "back in the 70's" that was my most active period of collecting. Prices for Wappen didn't support making good copies, most copies were really awful castings. But piecing together original parts was common.
by aicusv
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 1913 Regimental marking with 1916 maker's mark
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: 1913 Regimental marking with 1916 maker's mark

The visor being clued on does not mean it isn't original to helmet, but may explain why the stamp position is the wait is.
by aicusv
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 1913 Regimental marking with 1916 maker's mark
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: 1913 Regimental marking with 1916 maker's mark

Looking at the photo of the rear visor, it looks like it would have been very hard to put the stamp on. As it is under the liner fold over.
by aicusv
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Lost Skeleton’s Guide to the Pickelhaube Helmbezug
Replies: 80
Views: 57841

Re: Lost Skeleton’s Guide to the Pickelhaube Helmbezug

I know that button holers were patented (US) in 1864. So I would think in 50 years someone figured out a zig=zag attachment
by aicusv
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Felt/Filz Helmets
Topic: Prussian Felt Helmet
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: Prussian Felt Helmet

nice one
by aicusv
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Garde M16 Helmet Surprise
Replies: 7
Views: 498

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: 498

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: 300

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: 170

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: 16319

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: 16319

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: 16319

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: 16319

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: 329

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: 16319

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: 508

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: 450

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: 256

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: 7
Views: 285

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: 168

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: 373

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: 40
Views: 14510

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: 551

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: 329

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: 32
Views: 8646

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: 292

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: 180

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: 224

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: 551

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: 551

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: 569

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: 469

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: 265

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: 469

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: 11
Views: 441

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: 579

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: 498

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 463 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: 317

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/...