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by Tony without Kaiser
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My oldest helmet
Replies: 10
Views: 133

Re: My oldest helmet

Always nice to see an old friend again.

http://www.kaisersbunker.com/dunkelblau ... /dbh09.htm

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by Tony without Kaiser
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My oldest helmet
Replies: 10
Views: 133

Re: My oldest helmet

Marvelous. Very few people have an M1842 and yours is in superb condition. Placing one of these on a mannequin seems almost bizarre it is so tall. Nicely done James.
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: HR 17 totenkopf and banderol, needed.
Replies: 13
Views: 235

Re: HR 17 totenkopf and banderol, needed.

hey Tony, yes ideed; the liner too... My grail for the HR17 section, would be a nice untouched HR17 busby! It will come. HR17 Pelzmützen appear on the market from time to time, Leib-Husaren (originals) never. http://www.kaisersbunker.com/dunkelblau/helmets/dbh82.jpg http://www.kaisersbunker.com/dun...
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

Excellent writing as always Peter.

Thank you.
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: HR 17 totenkopf and banderol, needed.
Replies: 13
Views: 235

Re: HR 17 totenkopf and banderol, needed.

hello all, found something to that will do meanwhile I am looking for my grale (....if I ever get it!!....). It isn't the best example, but it still got lots of fur and is well marked on the inside. Saddly missing his insignia's. And the liner unfortunately. However, that appears to be bear fur, an...
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Service Souvenirs
Topic: Help Id'ing Reservistenbild unit
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Help Id'ing Reservistenbild unit

Sandmann wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:41 pm
Isn‘t it a yellow „1“ on his shoulder?
ok so I missed by one. New glasses.

http://www.kaisersbunker.com/gtp/New/bfa0.htm

Could look up when the Regt. went from a number 1 to the cypher, but again, new glasses.. 8)
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Where is Administration pickelhaubes.com ??
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Where is Administration pickelhaubes.com ??

Did he happen to have any surplus T54/62/72?
Would LOVE to have a Soviet tank parked in the yard :greentank:
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Service Souvenirs
Topic: Help Id'ing Reservistenbild unit
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Help Id'ing Reservistenbild unit

You have a few clues to help confirm your identification: 1. He is wearing a Bayern Artillerie Raupenhelm (red Haarbusche) 2. Red straps with yellow 2, with black collar and cuffs would also indicate FAR Nr.2 3. Horse blanket is FAR pattern with red trim and crown 4. His side arm is the distinctive ...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Topic: Leib Garde Hussar Enlisted Pelzmutze
Replies: 23
Views: 826

Re: Leib Garde Hussar Enlisted Pelzmutze

cptbob wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:29 pm
Thanks Philippe!! Great info. In your previous post what does OYV mean? Thanks again! :thumb up:
Dated, but still relevant I think http://www.kaisersbunker.com/hp/rank.htm

And more: http://www.kaisersbunker.com/hp/class.htm
by Tony without Kaiser
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti
Replies: 27
Views: 483

Re: Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti

Arran wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:40 pm
I would have expected to see a squared front visor, cruciform spike base, fluted spike, and Fuerst rather than Koenig on the motto. To me it suggests that this is a Prussian Guard helmet with the star added...
Finally someone pointed this out.
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Topic: Leib Garde Hussar Enlisted Pelzmutze
Replies: 23
Views: 826

Re: Leib Garde Hussar Enlisted Pelzmutze

Wow! Those are absolutely officer M15 chinscales, very rare and very expensive. What has happened (I suggest) is that someone has placed officer M15 scales on your Pelzmütze to 'replace' the standard M94 Cavalry chinscales. Fortunate you. I believe Bruno would agree? The former are impossible to fin...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Topic: Leib Garde Hussar Enlisted Pelzmutze
Replies: 23
Views: 826

Re: Leib Garde Hussar Enlisted Pelzmutze

911car wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:01 am
//The only surprise is that the chinscales are for an officer. Did the busby come like this?//
Rivets are visible, so unless those are officer M15 removable chinscales, they must be Mannschaften held on with split brad officer rosettes?

That really is marvelous display. Well done.
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian Felt Ersatz Shako
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Bavarian Felt Ersatz Shako

A very rare find. Congratulations James :thumb up:
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Permanently banned - what did I do?
Replies: 14
Views: 698

Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

I also have no explanation. I checked out the profiles, and there are no records of warnings, or anything.

All I can suggest, is contact me and I'll jump in and try too sort it out. My email is on my Shoulder Strap Want List
by Tony without Kaiser
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Kurassier-Regt. Graf Gessler (Rheinisches) Nr. 8 Officer
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: Kurassier-Regt. Graf Gessler (Rheinisches) Nr. 8 Officer

Trying to get sets to all ten Regiments are we?

Nothing shocks the eyes like a nice Koller and matching Metalhelme. Nicely done John =D>

Looking forward to seeing them if humans are ever allowed to travel again.
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Helmet marking
Replies: 17
Views: 960

Re: Helmet marking

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by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: OVMS Wilmington Report
Replies: 11
Views: 1121

Re: OVMS Wilmington Report

You drove four hours home in your undrwear.?

That's dedication.
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Kammerstuck KD89 Cavalry Sabers 17HR and 1JzP
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Kammerstuck KD89 Cavalry Sabers 17HR and 1JzP

Marvellous. I love Imperial swords/sabres. Always nice to see matching blade and scabbard.
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: My Covid 19 Defence Recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 846

Re: My Covid 19 Defence Recommendations

b.loree wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:09 pm
Yes T my Bavarian has been posted and discussed.
No link eh?
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: My Covid 19 Defence Recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 846

Re: My Covid 19 Defence Recommendations

Hang on. That looks to be a killer Bayern M1914 pattern Pickelhaube.

Have you posted that before? if not, can you?
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Enlisted JzP Regt 5
Replies: 11
Views: 636

Re: Enlisted JzP Regt 5

verdun16 wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:42 am
Dear Friends
I would like to share one of the most loved helmets of my collection.//
Very easy to see why. That is exceptional. Very difficult to find any JzP with silver fittings.
by Tony without Kaiser
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Death of a Forum Member
Replies: 27
Views: 2022

Re: Death of a Forum Member

Here is Karel's favourite set. I do not think Karel would mind me posting it here again. A standing Husar from Leib-Husaren Regt. Nr.1 Danzig/Langfuhr) XVII Armee Korps.

Traumstück.
lhr102.jpg
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Death of a Forum Member
Replies: 27
Views: 2022

Re: Death of a Forum Member

I am mortified. Gael and I were arrive in Brussels 29 July 2020 to stay a few nights with Karel and family. We were just discussing a week ago that our trip to Belgium was Covid cancelled. Karel and I were discussing a visit next year. This is horrible news.
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Wappen Loop
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: Wappen Loop

Couldn’t agree more - it’s been a long 4 months! Quick question about the solder, must it be a butane torch or is an old school soldering iron good enough? I use both. The mini-torch (that turns a lighter into a tiny torch) is very efficient but can tarnish the front if used improperly. A soldering...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Leib Kurassier Enlisted Helmet and Ringkragen
Replies: 9
Views: 722

Re: Leib Kurassier Enlisted Helmet and Ringkragen

Tony, I need some help with this. I have blown up the photos and I don't think I'm seeing what you are seeing. The front of the Wappen looks like it has been polished to within an inch of it's life over time, but the reverse side looks correct. The bent threaded posts look correct to me as does the...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Leib Kurassier Enlisted Helmet and Ringkragen
Replies: 9
Views: 722

Re: Leib Kurassier Enlisted Helmet and Ringkragen

I reget to say Bob that in my opinion the Wappen falls well short of an issued Wappen of any type from the Imperial era.
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Der Uberzug
Topic: Some harder to find Uberzugs
Replies: 13
Views: 1444

Re: Some harder to find Uberzugs

SkipperJohn wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:21 pm
Outstanding collection James!
Please refresh my memory --- what does D.R.P. stand for?
Deutsche Reichspatent = German Reich patent yes?

Great Überzug James :bravo:
by Tony without Kaiser
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Chauchat was not the Worst Machine Gun
Replies: 10
Views: 901

Re: Chauchat was not the Worst Machine Gun

Yes I was a Leopard A3 Commander in the Royal Canadian Dragoons and then the Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadian). I lived on a Leopard for close to 35 years. Did you guy's have Leopard tanks in Canada Tony? I never knew that. One of my best friends assemled the Turrets for those in the early 80...
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Chauchat was not the Worst Machine Gun
Replies: 10
Views: 901

Re: Chauchat was not the Worst Machine Gun

Live fire Battle Run. So ball and trace. I brought my crew with me, watched the supervised the strip assembly, head spacing and timing, and it was text book. As is typical with all Canadian Governments of that era, they did not replace equipment for decades. The Browning 7.62mm MGs were all worn out...
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Chauchat was not the Worst Machine Gun
Replies: 10
Views: 901

Re: Chauchat was not the Worst Machine Gun

One day in the 1980s I was pulled from my Tank Troop to replace a sick Commander in an Armored Car Troop for a Battle Run in a Canadian Armoured Corps competition between the Regiments. The Armoured Car had a 7.62 mm M1919 Browning MG. My Gunner stripped and serviced that piece of junk for hours, bu...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: M15 Prussian Tschapka with field cover
Replies: 15
Views: 1214

Re: M15 Prussian Tschapka with field cover

That is a marvellous example.

Nothing beats a Tschapka.

Except maybe a Pelzmütze.

Or perhaps a Metalhelm....

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by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help with a dealer....
Replies: 2
Views: 686

Re: Help with a dealer....

Hello, I was looking at some helmets on a dealers website - Patina Militaria. I have tried contacting the dealer a couple of times but he never responds. Has anyone else had this problem trying to contact him (I believe his name is Karsten Ritscher). What good is having a business or website if you...
by Tony without Kaiser
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Tschapka.
Replies: 20
Views: 2114

Re: Prussian Tschapka.

Amybellars wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:37 pm
Wouldn't putting in an officer liner be a better choice as it is easier to find an officer liner since uhlan has the same officer liner as pickelhaube?
Nope. Its the same as an issued Tschapka. Unique.

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by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: MY TWO LATEST FIND - ONE AT A TIME
Replies: 16
Views: 2965

Re: MY TWO LATEST FIND - ONE AT A TIME

// Since I do not have one in my hands, and after looking closely at the photos on this post and your website, I am not sure that I could tell the difference between leather and oilcloth. I have a Bing Ersatz that appears to have an oilcloth liner, but it is still hard for me to differentiate. How ...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: MY TWO LATEST FIND - ONE AT A TIME
Replies: 16
Views: 2965

Re: MY TWO LATEST FIND - ONE AT A TIME

// It was in the days before the internet and some "expert" told me that they never used stitched leather around the bottom edge of a felt or cloth Pickelhaube. // I would agree with that person who told you that John. The fakes use leather to imitate the trim on cloth covered felt Ersatz Pickehaub...
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Cutting Visor Trim
Replies: 4
Views: 891

Re: Cutting Visor Trim

b.loree wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:19 pm
// "Laying Pipe" //
I come from Calgary Alberta and "Laying Pipe" means something completely different... :booty:
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Isn't me dumb? I cannot find delete button
Replies: 12
Views: 1410

Re: Isn't me dumb? I cannot find delete button

I just couldn't find the delete button in the private inbox . I can tick all the little boxes and then it says export to xxx GO and noting about delete :o Very odd. You are correct Amy, the delete option has disappeared. Even when in a PM message. This means that member's PM boxes will quickly fill...
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: a bit of my collection, pickelhaube, soldiers and more
Replies: 43
Views: 7031

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

Sergei1877 wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:13 am
I painted all the soldiers myself
Jaw dropping. Thousands of hours. :salute:

Sergi the Russian Marine caps are particularly impressive.
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube spike
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Re: Pickelhaube spike

Sniff it. Does it smell like curie and urine?

It probably does.
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Gewehr Model 1888 Commission Rifle
Replies: 8
Views: 1388

Re: Gewehr Model 1888 Commission Rifle

Thanks John. Nice to see one.
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Enlisted GdC or GKR helmet
Replies: 14
Views: 1774

Re: Enlisted GdC or GKR helmet

That is a marvelous Metalhelm. Superb patina. Beautiful.

I admit I have cleaned mine years ago. No more :pale:

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by Tony without Kaiser
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: 13th Uhlan Regiment Part 2
Replies: 21
Views: 1797

Re: 13th Uhlan Regiment Part 2

Just to show you Bob that I am not actually mad. Just confused. Please note the unit markings on the butt plate to these Dragoner http://www.kaisersbunker.com/dunkelblau/helmets/dbh28.htm http://www.kaisersbunker.com/dunkelblau/equipment/dbe15g.jpg http://www.kaisersbunker.com/dunkelblau/equipment/d...
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: 13th Uhlan Regiment Part 2
Replies: 21
Views: 1797

Re: 13th Uhlan Regiment Part 2

John that is kind, but you cannot ship a firearm into Canada. Impossible for citizens. Only possible for it's smuggled in, taped inside a car fuel tank or something which is how they get in.
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Groupings
Topic: 13th Uhlan Regiment Part 2
Replies: 21
Views: 1797

Re: 13th Uhlan Regiment Part 2

So it is. My mistake.

Which is hilarious as there is a Model 1871 carbine in my Bunker. A as I stated though, a G88 is near impossible to find here in Canada.
by Tony without Kaiser
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: 13th Uhlan Regiment Part 2
Replies: 21
Views: 1797

Re: 13th Uhlan Regiment Part 2

Johm its not a Gew88 Commission rifle?
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Groupings
Topic: 13th Uhlan Regiment Part 2
Replies: 21
Views: 1797

Re: 13th Uhlan Regiment Part 2

Bob you have a marvelous display. Like any collector my eyes are immediately drawn to the items I have been searching for: the Cavalry saddle wallets, belly straps, and saber hanger. After years of looking though, I have given up. Same for the G88 Commission Rifle. 30+ years I have looked for one he...
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: best online dating sites free
Replies: 9
Views: 1841

Re: best online dating sites free

Pontiac9999 wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:14 pm
Oh Wow, I wonder if she likes pickelhaubes....? !
That matters?