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by Foxdoublegunner
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Baden Anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 3646

Re: Baden Anyone?

Gentlemen, Very impressive collections. Thank you for sharing them. Mine display is very humble in comparison. It is a combination of 111 JR items and US 2nd Division items plus a pattern 2 WW2 Fairbairn Sykes dagger in the middle. I am thankful to the kind members of this forum for helping me piece...
by Foxdoublegunner
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: 111 JR SHOULDER STRAP
Replies: 2
Views: 965

Re: 111 JR SHOULDER STRAP

Tony, I posted a picture a couple of years ago as I was starting out but have since added a number of items to include some US gear from the unit (2nd (US) Div) that faced the 111JR at Belleau Wood. Nothing nearly as impressive as what you have amassed over the years but I was never stationed in Ger...
by Foxdoublegunner
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: 111 JR SHOULDER STRAP
Replies: 2
Views: 965

111 JR SHOULDER STRAP

Gentlemen,
I was able to track down a 111JR shoulder strap. It looked to be in good condition so I purchased it to go with the rest of my collection for the 111 JR. I haven't seen these very often.

Regards,
Foxdoublegunner
111 JR Shoulder Strap.jpg
by Foxdoublegunner
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1893 CUP
Replies: 9
Views: 1085

Re: M1893 CUP

Lars and Brian, I just found the "twin " of my cup available for sale at Great Wars Militaria and advertised as pre WW1 and unmarked/undated with a scratched name and WW1 unit. So it appears that there is at least one other example of an unmarked/undated aluminum cup circulating. Whether the scratch...
by Foxdoublegunner
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1893 CUP
Replies: 9
Views: 1085

Re: M1893 CUP

Thank you, Lars. That makes me feel more comfortable. At least it is original even if we are not able to narrow down the date.

Regards,
Foxdoublegunner
by Foxdoublegunner
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1893 CUP
Replies: 9
Views: 1085

Re: M1893 CUP

Lars and Brian, Thank you for your comments. I have noticed some post war cups with dates, but I have only been able to find a very small sample. I have also seen some repro alinuminm cups dated just prior and during the initial years of WW2. Is the consensus that this is an actual cup made just aft...
by Foxdoublegunner
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1893 CUP
Replies: 9
Views: 1085

Re: M1893 CUP

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by Foxdoublegunner
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1893 CUP
Replies: 9
Views: 1085

Re: M1893 CUP

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by Foxdoublegunner
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1893 CUP
Replies: 9
Views: 1085

Re: M1893 CUP

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by Foxdoublegunner
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M1893 CUP
Replies: 9
Views: 1085

M1893 CUP

Gentlemen, I just acquired this cup. I believe that it is called a trinkblecher M1893. It is of aluminum manufacture. From what little information that I have been able to find, I understand that this style cup was manufactrued until Oct 1914 when the Germans switched to a steel variant due to lack ...
by Foxdoublegunner
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: German WW1 Canteens
Replies: 13
Views: 2871

Re: German WW1 Canteens

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by Foxdoublegunner
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: German WW1 Canteens
Replies: 13
Views: 2871

Re: German WW1 Canteens

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by Foxdoublegunner
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: German WW1 Canteens
Replies: 13
Views: 2871

Re: German WW1 Canteens

Gentlemen, I have my Imperial canteen in hand and have attached some fotos. There is no date on the enamel covered steel canteen body itself nor on the leather neck strap. From the oinfo that you have provided i assume that it is from 1917 or perhaps 1918. It is in excellent shape. Regards, Foxdoubl...
by Foxdoublegunner
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: German WW1 Canteens
Replies: 13
Views: 2871

Re: German WW1 Canteens

Thank you, Sir. That is the additional background info that I was looking for. I will post some pictures when I have it in hand. These don’t seem to come on the market very often and when they do they are often only partial examples.
by Foxdoublegunner
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: German WW1 Canteens
Replies: 13
Views: 2871

Re: German WW1 Canteens

Gustaf, Thank you. I do not have the canteen in hand yet. Am I correct in assuming that a canteen with corduroy cover and cork stopper would be made of steel and date from 1916? It has a small leather strap around the neck to retain the cap and not the longer leather strap attaching to the bottom of...
by Foxdoublegunner
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: German WW1 Canteens
Replies: 13
Views: 2871

Re: German WW1 Canteens

Fellow collectors, I just purchased a German WW1 canteen. It is corduroy covered with metal buttons and with a cork stopper attached with a leather strap. It also has a small metal clasp for attachment to the belt. About what year would these have Ben manufactured and what type of cup would be most ...
by Foxdoublegunner
Sun May 08, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: West Coast Historical Militaria Collectors Show
Replies: 3
Views: 2736

Re: West Coast Historical Militaria Collectors Show

Bruno, Did you make it to the show yesterday? I was there from 1100 until after closing trying to make a decision on a 1914 EK1. There were a few there but most were either suspicious or pretty badly damaged. I finally settled on an example being sold by Gary Cain of Westwall Militaria. The crowd se...
by Foxdoublegunner
Sat May 07, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: West Coast Historical Militaria Collectors Show
Replies: 3
Views: 2736

West Coast Historical Militaria Collectors Show

Is anyone planning to attend the West Coast Historical Militaria Collectors Show this weekend? Since I have never attended this show, I am wondering what I should expect. From what I have read it is supposed to be the Western US equivalent of SoS. Is there a decent amount of WW1 militaria and should...
by Foxdoublegunner
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: WW1 Iron Cross 1st class
Replies: 1
Views: 1948

WW1 Iron Cross 1st class

Gentlemen,
I am looking for an unmeshed with EK1 to add to my collection. Can someone steer me towards a good source that might have one for sale at a reasonable price? I wouldn't mind if the paint were worn and the medal tarnished.

Thank you,
Foxdoublegunner
by Foxdoublegunner
Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DECIPHERING MILITARPAS
Replies: 13
Views: 3605

Re: DECIPHERING MILITARPAS

Gustaf,
Thank you, sir. This was very helpful.

Regards,
Foxdoublegunner
by Foxdoublegunner
Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DECIPHERING MILITARPAS
Replies: 13
Views: 3605

Re: DECIPHERING MILITARPAS

Pretty neat to have the Militarpas of someone who was awarded the enlisted equivalent of the PLM. Here I was looking for evidence of an EK1 and I might have ended up with something far rarer!
by Foxdoublegunner
Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DECIPHERING MILITARPAS
Replies: 13
Views: 3605

Re: DECIPHERING MILITARPAS

Gustaf,
Here is a scan of the page three of Feldwebel Bartels Militarpas. It almost looks as if the entry is for te Verdienstkreuzmedaille. Any thoughts?

Thank you,
Foxdoublegunner
by Foxdoublegunner
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DECIPHERING MILITARPAS
Replies: 13
Views: 3605

Re: DECIPHERING MILITARPAS

Gustaf, Thank you. Would you happen to know what page I might find that information on and do you know where I might b abek to look for the awards information? I have seen his name on a number of potcard type pictures associated with the unit and the unit was involved in the majority of the major ac...
by Foxdoublegunner
Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DECIPHERING MILITARPAS
Replies: 13
Views: 3605

DECIPHERING MILITARPAS

Gentlemen, I was able to acquire a Militarpas book for Feldwebel Bartels of the 111 Inf Regt (served from 1905-1919). Can any one tell me on which pages I might find entries about any awards or wounds which he might have received? The cursive writing makes it very difficult to decipher the entries. ...
by Foxdoublegunner
Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: From Dresden with love
Replies: 19
Views: 4327

Re: From Dresden with love

A very nice example and excellent photography.

Regards,
"Foxdoublegunner"
by Foxdoublegunner
Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Reservist stein
Replies: 6
Views: 1997

Re: Reservist stein

A very nice Krug. It is good to know that this artefact has found a new home with someone for whom it has a special significance. Reservist Krugs in good condition are excellent memorabilia particularly when you are able to match them with other items from the same unit.

Regards,
"Foxdoublegunner"
by Foxdoublegunner
Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My first stein
Replies: 6
Views: 2508

Re: My first stein

Badger, Very nice reservistkrug-nice strong colors and design. Does it have a lithopone in the inside bottom of the krug? You will need to shine a strong light from the outside bottom to see it. I really like the incorporation of the artillery fuze into the pewter top. Were you able to purchase it f...
by Foxdoublegunner
Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:38 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: DISPLAY
Replies: 10
Views: 2557

DISPLAY

Gentlemen, After almost one year I was able to procure the final missing pieces to my M15 Pickelhaube marked to the 111 IR. This past week the mailman delivered a Baden cockade and spine nut to my doorstep thanks to "Age of Kings". Now I have a small display of items from the Regiment in my office a...
by Foxdoublegunner
Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M 1915 PICKELHAUBE-HOW RARE
Replies: 3
Views: 1705

Re: M 1915 PICKELHAUBE-HOW RARE

Brian, Thank you for your insight. Yes, I have seen the pictures of the pickelhaube pyramids, leading one to believe that an enormous number made it through the war unscathed. Mine was definitely used but not abused and is properly unit marked so I doubt that it is a bond pickelhaube. As I look at t...
by Foxdoublegunner
Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M 1915 PICKELHAUBE-HOW RARE
Replies: 3
Views: 1705

M 1915 PICKELHAUBE-HOW RARE

Gentlemen,
How scarce are unit marked M 1915 Pickelhaube? I have one from Baden which appears to have been used but not abused and would like to have a general idea of how many of these might have been produced compared to the pre-war models.

Thank you,
Foxdoublegunner
by Foxdoublegunner
Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Hello from Kaiser Jim
Replies: 11
Views: 4493

Re: Hello from Kaiser Jim

Jim,
Welcome to the forum. A lot of great info here and the people are friendly and forthcoming. I have learned much in the six months that I have participated.

Foxdoublegunner
by Foxdoublegunner
Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:43 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New Baden Friend
Replies: 28
Views: 4894

Re: New Baden Friend

Skins, Welcome to the site. I am happy to see another new collector with an M15 Baden Pickelhaube. I picked up my first Pickelhaube, a unit marked Baden M15, this past Fall and paid the same price but it didn't have the kokardes nor a repro chinstrap so barring any internal signs of your helmet bein...
by Foxdoublegunner
Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: PM's STUCK IN OUT BOX
Replies: 7
Views: 4192

Re: PM's STUCK IN OUT BOX

Sir,
Thank you,

Ricardo
by Foxdoublegunner
Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:56 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: PM's STUCK IN OUT BOX
Replies: 7
Views: 4192

PM's STUCK IN OUT BOX

To Whom It May Concern, I sent out two PM's earlier today and noticed after an hour that they were stuck in the "Outbox" unsent. I re-wrote them, re-sent them and waited a couple of hours only to find that these also were stuck in the "OutBox". Is there something that I am doing incorrectly or is th...
by Foxdoublegunner
Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M15 kugel
Replies: 21
Views: 3616

Re: M15 kugel

Brian, I am retired also and over half through my second career but that doesn't necessarily make the calendar any less busy. I think that I have learned from my father to never fully retire. He is 92 years old and we have an engineering business together. He still puts in an 8-10 hour workday. When...
by Foxdoublegunner
Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M15 kugel
Replies: 21
Views: 3616

Re: M15 kugel

Joe, I would love to, however we have some major family events occurring later in the year of which we were just informed. These will take precedence over pursuit of my hobby. My bride, though, is accompanying me later today to a local gun show where I hope to fins some of the missing parts for my M...
by Foxdoublegunner
Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M15 kugel
Replies: 21
Views: 3616

Re: M15 kugel

Gentlemen,
Thank you for your willingness to share your knowledge and the manner in which you do so.

Regards,
Ricardo
by Foxdoublegunner
Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M15 kugel
Replies: 21
Views: 3616

Re: M15 kugel

Gentlemen, The thread is concerning the assymetrical holes in the spike of my newly acquired M15. In my ignorance as someone new to this field, I improperly called the spike a kugel vice spitze or spike. I thought that I was using the correct term but was subsequently corrected by several members on...
by Foxdoublegunner
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Greetings from Kuwait!
Replies: 8
Views: 4501

Re: Greetings from Kuwait!

A hearty welcome to you Ray. I think that you will enjoy participating in the forum. I have found all of the members to be very helpful and responsive to questions. I lived in that part of the world on several "occasions" in a field environment. I hope that you are a bit more comfortable and that th...
by Foxdoublegunner
Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: HELLO FROM NEVADA
Replies: 13
Views: 4869

Re: HELLO FROM NEVADA

Gentlemen, Excellent pictures. Thank you for sharing them with me. Joe, with your permission, I would like to print them out and place them with my other items from the Regiment. I will keep my eye out for a shoulder strap next. I have seen one come up for sale but it looks a bit ratty and the stitc...
by Foxdoublegunner
Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: HELLO FROM NEVADA
Replies: 13
Views: 4869

Re: HELLO FROM NEVADA

Brian-Thank you. After a bit of searching and a lot of assistance from the folks over at the Luger Forum, I was able to track down the 1912 luger and purchase it at a fair price and then began my quest for 111 IR artifacts. In fairly quick succession I was able to track down the M15 pickelhaube alon...
by Foxdoublegunner
Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M15 kugel
Replies: 21
Views: 3616

M15 kugel

Gentlemen, While looking over the kugel on my M15 today, I noticed that two of the five vent holes in the kugel are spaced a bit closer than the others which seems a bit unusual. Why would this be? Attached are two pictures. The finish wear on all parts is even and the kugel is detachable. I removed...
by Foxdoublegunner
Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M15 CLEANING AND STABILIZATION
Replies: 14
Views: 3574

Re: M15 CLEANING AND STABILIZATION

Edwin,
Thank you. It doesn't appear that the A of K site has been updated in several weeks.

Ricardo
by Foxdoublegunner
Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M15 CLEANING AND STABILIZATION
Replies: 14
Views: 3574

Re: M15 CLEANING AND STABILIZATION

Thank you for all of your suggestions. That is the approach which I will take as I do not desire to disturb or reverse the present condition which "tells a story" and only wish to stabilize and preserve. Aside from a couple of minor missing pieces which I think that I will eventually be able to trac...
by Foxdoublegunner
Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M15 CLEANING AND STABILIZATION
Replies: 14
Views: 3574

Re: M15 CLEANING AND STABILIZATION

Okay!
What part of Latvia do you live in? I had the opportunity of traveling to Riga back in June 1999 on a training mission. It was a very memorable visit and I found the people very friendly.

Regards,
Ricardo
by Foxdoublegunner
Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M15 CLEANING AND STABILIZATION
Replies: 14
Views: 3574

Re: M15 CLEANING AND STABILIZATION

Edwin,
Thank you for the link. It was informative.
I assume that you think that my M15 as pictured in the link which I provided earlier is in presentable condition and not in need of any special maintenance/ preservation actions other than climate control. Is that correct?

Regards,
Ricardo
by Foxdoublegunner
Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M15 CLEANING AND STABILIZATION
Replies: 14
Views: 3574

Re: M15 CLEANING AND STABILIZATION

Sir, I understand and appreciate your point of view however, I wish to do some very minimal cleaning of years of built up dirt/dust etc and would like to know what is the best approach to take without causing any damage. If appropriate I would also like to know about proper preservatives for the lea...
by Foxdoublegunner
Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M15 CLEANING AND STABILIZATION
Replies: 14
Views: 3574

Re: M15 CLEANING AND STABILIZATION

Gentlemen, Below is a link with pictures for the M15 in question. Any suggestions for cleaning and preservation are appreciated. I have found info for the 1895 and older models but not much for the M15. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-WWI-Baden-M15-J-R-111-1915-Enlisted-Pickelhaube-/291325104078?pt...
by Foxdoublegunner
Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M15 CLEANING AND STABILIZATION
Replies: 14
Views: 3574

M15 CLEANING AND STABILIZATION

Gentlemen, I am about to display my newly acquired Baden M15 and would like advice on cleaning the inside and outside and stabilizing the metal portions which have some light surface rust. The goal is to make sure that the leather shell does not deteriorate and that the metal doesn't become further ...
by Foxdoublegunner
Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Opinions on this latest find
Replies: 8
Views: 2492

Re: Opinions on this latest find

Joe,
In your first picture it looks like it might have some extra holes for a different size Wappen. In general it looks like it is in pretty rough shape. It wouldn't hold any interest for me but I don't know what the offering price is nor what your interests are.

Ricardo