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by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Kaiserliche Marine
Topic: SMS Konigsberg
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: SMS Konigsberg

VERY cool. :thumb up:
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 1895 Enlisted Ranks “Waterloo” Pickelhaube
Replies: 18
Views: 232

Re: 1895 Enlisted Ranks “Waterloo” Pickelhaube

I wrote an article on the GIBRALTAR cufftitle years ago, which runs on a similar theme, and might be of interest.

http://www.kaisersbunker.com/gibraltar/

Here also is a stone-mint unissued Hannoversches Infanterie M95 Wappen.

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by Tony without Kaiser
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: New Kaiserliche Marine Forum
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: New Kaiserliche Marine Forum

There have been some reported log-in issues.

Personally, I don't like doing something twice, so when I type a posting, I copy it before I hit 'Submit'. Just in case something weird happens.
by Tony without Kaiser
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: New Kaiserliche Marine Forum
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: New Kaiserliche Marine Forum

Try again please. I just adjusted permissions.
911car wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:27 pm
I tried to access it:
"You do not have the required permissions to view or read topics within this forum."
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Kaiserliche Marine
Topic: Kaiserliche Marine Deckoffizier Schirmmutze
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Kaiserliche Marine Deckoffizier Schirmmutze

Trying out the new Marine Forum with an old friend that I sadly had to let go. Every time I look at the photos I regret selling it. I promised Dr. Adorable a new garage in 2017 and some things had to go to pay for it. Oh well... Here is the link to the Deckoffizier below http://www.kaisersbunker.com...
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: New Kaiserliche Marine Forum
Replies: 8
Views: 160

New Kaiserliche Marine Forum

I have started a new Forum named Kaiserliche Marine under General Militaria Discussion. So lets see what that brings.
by Tony without Kaiser
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Couple Rare M1871-1887 Conversion helmets
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Re: Couple Rare M1871-1887 Conversion helmets

Ohhhh!

Thank you Marvellous detail photos James :grommit:

Someday, maybe, probably not, I will find a Preußen M1887. If I don't, oh well.....
by Tony without Kaiser
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian 1856 EM haube
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Prussian 1856 EM haube

I do not know where that old helmet was made, but I doubt it has ever been in Prussia.

I don't like anything about it. :thumbsdown:
by Tony without Kaiser
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Ulan 13 from KAGGR#1
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Re: Ulan 13 from KAGGR#1

Now that we are mostly unpacked, I was actually able to find this.

From the Mohawk Arms March 1985 auction catalogue. I've seen the set at Steve's in Tennessee and it is incredible.


UR13_Mohawk_Arms1985a.jpg
UR13_Mohawk_Arms1985b.jpg
by Tony without Kaiser
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Imperial German Regimental Flags
Topic: Jaeger zu Pferde Regimental Standard
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Jaeger zu Pferde Regimental Standard

That's crazy. It must have been a very tough decision to let one of your best items go.

It was marvelous. At least you can say you owned one. :thumb up:
by Tony without Kaiser
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Wappen/Helmet Plates
Topic: Wappen Device – Saxon Duchies
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Wappen Device – Saxon Duchies

As Brian said, a soldering stick from Cdn Tire will pop those right off. No problem. Then, use flux and 'solder sucker' metal strip to suck up that residue solder. Very nice Wappen Brian.
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Wurttemburg Front Plate
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Wurttemburg Front Plate

Um... Not to suggest something you don't know. But could it be an early Tombak? This is Preußen but the same applies.

http://www.kaisersbunker.com/pe/m1895.htm
by Tony without Kaiser
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian 6th Grenadiers Enlisted Ranks pattern 1895
Replies: 14
Views: 238

Re: Prussian 6th Grenadiers Enlisted Ranks pattern 1895

Unusual how? White painted unit markings are relatively common, I'm sure you have had some. They are a favourite of mine.
by Tony without Kaiser
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Bavarian 9th Infantry Regt.
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Bavarian 9th Infantry Regt.

// From the outside except for the custom strap this looks like any other Bav M95. // Not a custom chinstrap Brian. Remember that when Bayern Reserve Troops adopted the M1896 Foot troops Pickelhaube, a large number of chinscales from the M1886 Pickelhaube were converted into leather chinstraps to f...
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhauben, straight from the heart
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Pickelhauben, straight from the heart

Did you know that a while ago, spiked helmets made their way to clinical cardiology?.. It was observed that in some patients with severe conditions, a modification of the ST segment (a segment of the electrocardiogram related to ventricular function) gives the ECG a dome-and-spike appearance remini...
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A nice Baden for an enlisted of a train battalion
Replies: 16
Views: 311

Re: A nice Baden for an enlisted of a train battalion

I'll contribute to anything Baden. Model 1895 Baden Train Abteilung 14 Mannschaften Pickelhaube. Not as freakishly mint as Bruno's, but one of my favourites and frosty enough. A very old friend. LINK http://www.kaisersbunker.com/dunkelblau/helmets/dbh23.jpg Baden Train Battalion 14 NCO Waffenrock LI...
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: 1. Badisches Leib-Grenadier Regt Nr. 109
Replies: 15
Views: 2572

Re: 1. Badisches Leib-Grenadier Regt Nr. 109

:thumb up: Busy busy down there... Marvelous
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: IR92
Replies: 40
Views: 1013

Re: IR92

Line Totenkopf and Bandeau for Officer and Mannschaften are one piece stamped. I agree with you below Arran. All critical. It IS a galvano copy, 100%! When I see the bubbles and lack of detail on the reverse of the Peninsula banner , it is a clear sign. The proof of originality is always seen in the...
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mystery Officer Helmet
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Mystery Officer Helmet

M91 post chinscales held on with officer rosettes is no mystery :thumbsdown:
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Kaiserliche Marine
Topic: Kaiserliche Marine – Werft Division Cap
Replies: 21
Views: 228

Re: Kaiserliche Marine – Werft Division Cap

Very nice set John. All Marine Cannon above 8,8cm are semi-fixed (projectile then cartridge casing), or separate, with the projectile (shell) being rammed home, followed by bag charges (dependant on range) followed by the cartridge casing, which a essentially a giant primer. //It is surprising to me...
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Kaiserliche Marine
Topic: Kaiserliche Marine – Werft Division Cap
Replies: 21
Views: 228

Re: Kaiserliche Marine – Werft Division Cap

It's no different from any Schirmmütze John, in that you are looking for age, construction, etc. Here is the link to the Deckoffizier above http://www.kaisersbunker.com/km/km16.htm I have yet to see a copy that was convincing, as they all look new, because they are. Or, its just an old Marine cap th...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Kaiserliche Marine
Topic: Kaiserliche Marine – Werft Division Cap
Replies: 21
Views: 228

Re: Kaiserliche Marine – Werft Division Cap

//She, the SMS Bluecher, was basically sacrificed in the Battle of Dogger Bank to save other German battlecruisers. // I'll crank this up a notch. I have a 21cm SK L45 casing from SMS Blücher. Here a the link to more photos and my standard verbose write up. http://www.kaisersbunker.com/cc/cc11.htm ...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: 9th Grenadier "Colberg" Restoration
Replies: 18
Views: 232

Re: 9th Grenadier "Colberg" Restoration

KAGGR#1 wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:46 pm
// Thanks so as I thought ; mid -1913 .//
I have the dates here Steve. http://www.kaisersbunker.com/pe/m1887.htm
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A nice Baden for an enlisted of a train battalion
Replies: 16
Views: 311

Re: A nice Baden for an enlisted of a train battalion

Marvellous. TR though, makes no sense to me. :-k
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Kaiserliche Marine
Topic: Kaiserliche Marine – Werft Division Cap
Replies: 21
Views: 228

Re: Kaiserliche Marine – Werft Division Cap

// I'm noticing that posts don't seem to generate a lot of feedback on this forum ?// Steve sometimes when you post something somewhat 'obscure' (like Kaiserliche Marine) you will get views, but often no comments. I tend to say nothing if I have nothing useful to contribute, or its out of my knowle...
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: IR 92 Zahlmeister Helmet
Replies: 30
Views: 1649

Re: IR 92 Zahlmeister Helmet

Very nice Baden example James. I have never seen one before. I collect to Baden, so now I have yet another Wappen to keep my eye open for. Shameless Plug >> http://www.kaisersbunker.com/wantlist_wappens.htm Seeing as this has turned into a very interesting Zahlmeister thread, here is my Sachsen Zahl...
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: IR92
Replies: 40
Views: 1013

Re: IR92

b.loree wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:27 pm
//Steve sent me a photo of his JR 92 Reservist officer helmet today://
This is another helmet where I left my face-print on the glass of Steve's display case from staring at it in awe..
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: IR92
Replies: 40
Views: 1013

Re: IR92

Hi Amy. The one you showed is the issued Mannschaften pattern. Also heavily faked.
Amybellars wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:46 pm
Hmm besides regimental, another dealer helmet weitz has a similar helmet
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: IR92
Replies: 40
Views: 1013

Re: IR92

Exactly. When you look at Adler’s wappen in comparison, the Regimentals just screams reproduction beyond any doubt. My thanks to Adler for showing us the real thing. These helmets are so rare that few of us have ever seen true originals and thus it is very easy to get fooled. Here is what was mine. ...
by Tony without Kaiser
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: IR 92 Zahlmeister Helmet
Replies: 30
Views: 1649

Re: IR 92 Zahlmeister Helmet

This IR92 Zahlmeister is one of the amazing Pickelhauben I have ever seen. I had the pleasure of visiting Steve M.(KAGGR#1) in 2007, and I had my nose pressed up against the glass so long looking at this helmet, that Steve had to use window cleaner to get my nose prints off. Absolutely perfect super...
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Ulanen Regt. 16 Tshapka
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: Ulanen Regt. 16 Tshapka

Marvellous UR16 M1867 Ulanen Tschapka!

I've have its twin, but a man who could not play an instrument. :-({|=

Link: http://www.kaisersbunker.com/dunkelblau ... /dbh32.htm

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by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Baltimore Antique Arms Show is Canceled
Replies: 19
Views: 436

Re: Baltimore Antique Arms Show is Canceled

Good God closing the Liquor Stores??? :eek: Internal alcohol consumption is always my first line of defence against any kind of virus!!! Essential service in my mind. Especially if we are going to be very soon in lock down. And I agree Brian, every time I have been ill (pneumonia twice in the Army)...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Garde Kurassier Regt. Officer schirmutze
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: Garde Kurassier Regt. Officer schirmutze

That is a very nice example of a difficult to locate Schirmmütze.
by Tony without Kaiser
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: IR92
Replies: 40
Views: 1013

Re: IR92

I regret that this is an example of my most common suggestion. Ignore what a seller tells you, and do your own research to come to your own conclusions.

Unfortunately that is not a Wappen that I would have in my Braunschweig collection. Regardless of the source. =;
by Tony without Kaiser
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Reserve Artillery-Officer
Replies: 14
Views: 991

Re: Reserve Artillery-Officer

Sandy numbers in pencil written in a shell, usually are made by the helmet manufacturer, indicating shell size, height, width, or other indicators.

Very nice FAR :thumbleft:
by Tony without Kaiser
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: A Bavarian Chevauxlegers offizer
Replies: 9
Views: 202

Re: A Bavarian Chevauxlegers offizer

Probably the writing is not 'Ulan' as that is a rank of Private. This man is a Field Grade officer (Major and above) //Concerning the Text I’m not 100% sure, but it could be: Ulan Emanuel Hergoy in ? Bayern ? 1893 // Try this link http://www.kaisersbunker.com/gtp/chev.htm to explain the difference. ...
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Topic: id this skull, please
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: id this skull, please

Originals are die struck with sharp defenition on both sides. The pieces shown appear to be poorly cast.
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to make them 'Fly'
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Re: How to make them 'Fly'

Thank you. I designed this to be in a hallway closet. It was not in my Bunker.
coert65 wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:52 am
//But they are in a normal cupboard. But I don't have a collection room, my helmets are in my livingroom so unfortunatly don't have much space to present them like you do. //
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to make them 'Fly'
Replies: 7
Views: 410

How to make them 'Fly'

That was my question, how do you make them fly ... I can help. I don't typically show my Stahlhelme collection publicly very often, so this is rare. Rather than display the helmets on a shelf like almost everyone, I designed and built my Stahlhelme Schrank (cabinet) so the helmets hang like they do...
by Tony without Kaiser
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: I have succumbed to forum pressure
Replies: 5
Views: 813

Re: I have succumbed to forum pressure

SkipperJohn wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:30 pm
//I never (really Never) modify any helmet that I purchase. I will replace missing parts with originals, but I seldom buy helmets that are missing parts. //
That would be two of us then.
by Tony without Kaiser
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 7209

Re: SOS 2020

Ha Ha! No kidding!

Great guy, great seller.

Gustaf wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:14 am
Well, it looks like SOS will be canceled for me this year, Jeff has posted his latest catalogue and by 3:05 Central time I should be bankrupt.
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Jaeger zu Pferde Reserve Officer Helmet for Regiment 8-13
Replies: 20
Views: 2154

Re: Jaeger zu Pferde Reserve Officer Helmet for Regiment 8-13

Well done :thumbright:

Nothing compares to Officer's Metalhelme.

I assume you bought a lottery ticket on the way home?
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: My first Lobstertail
Replies: 22
Views: 3338

Re: My first Lobstertail

Evaporust is absolutely the best way to go. Google it; it removes the rust like no other product. However, you don't want to soak the helmet, so you can layer the helmet is paper towels wet with the product and put it in a bag (to prevent evaporation) and check it a daily. it really is an amazing pr...
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Real or fake? A friend needs help 1
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: Real or fake? A friend needs help 1

Sharp eye John.
SkipperJohn wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:05 pm
// A close inspection of the M91 lugs reveals that they are made of brass with rounded, not sharp pointed, tabs. I believe that this helmet is a Model 1905, not a Model 1915. //
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Chevauleger
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: Chevauleger

// What puzzled me were the 3 holes where the side post is secured, everything I have seen told me to steer clear, there being ' no fool like an old fool' I bought it. // You are no fool. That is absolutely correct. Bayern Cavalry M96 chinscale posts are secured with three prongs. There is no hole ...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Überrocking in the New Year #6: Jäger Regt zu Pferde
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Re: Überrocking in the New Year #6: Jäger Regt zu Pferde

Fantastic Dennis. JzP Überrock are so unique in the colour. I think you might have posted the Officer's helmet once before, but could we see it again?
by Tony without Kaiser
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Überrocking in the New Year #5: Battalion Commander of Jäger-Batl.Nr.9
Replies: 7
Views: 981

Überrocking in the New Year #5: Battalion Commander of Jäger-Batl.Nr.9

My last Überrock contribution, is a FNM beautiful Überrock for the Battalion Commander of Lauenburgisches Jäger-Batl.Nr.9 (Ratzeburg) VIII Armee Korps. Yes I know the EK2 ribbon should be one button higher, but I do not 'fix' or 'alter' items in my collection. The next owner can do that when I am de...