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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: 154

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: 569

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.
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by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Death of a Forum Member
Replies: 27
Views: 569

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: 162

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: 226

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: 226

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: 11
Views: 223

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: 358

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: 358

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: 358

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: 347

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: 401

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: 1201

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: 2274

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: 2274

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: 579

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: 683

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: 5809

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: 353

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: 886

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: 1221

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: 1046

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: 1046

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: 1046

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: 1046

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: 1046

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: 1165

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?
by Tony without Kaiser
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Kugelhelme/Artillerie
Topic: Model 1871 Garde Fußartillerie
Replies: 14
Views: 2811

Re: Model 1871 Garde Fußartillerie

Marvelous. Nothing beats an early heavy helmet.
by Tony without Kaiser
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Need some help with M1860 pickelhaube dimensions
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Need some help with M1860 pickelhaube dimensions

Mike you are living in the US now?

I just checked a few M1860 and all the studs, front visor and rear spine included, are all 11mm.
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun May 31, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Ulanen! Achtung!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 621

Re: Ulanen! Achtung!!!

Sandmann wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:55 pm
It took a while but I like Thschapkas more and more
I love Tschapka. Here is what I have left.

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by Tony without Kaiser
Sun May 31, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Imperial German Cavalry weapons of the 1890's
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Imperial German Cavalry weapons of the 1890's

Very nice 1879 Reichs Revolver. Probably the most awful designed handgun I have ever held. Its like holding a steel cucumber. http://www.kaisersbunker.com/dunkelblau/equipment/dbe07.jpg The maker is "S & S V.C.S. C.G.H. SUHL". On the back of the frame grip, the revolver is unit marked "JM XVI 1 16."...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun May 24, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My JZP's
Replies: 17
Views: 944

Re: My JZP's

Thanks everyone, the Silver Reservist in the middle was my late brothers, he loved that helmet. I remember when he got it 25 years ago or so, he had to borrow money from me to get it, my wife almost killed me! James Marvelous. You will have that forever I'm sure. How about some larger images of tha...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun May 24, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: KAGGR#1 JzP helmets
Replies: 18
Views: 836

Re: KAGGR#1 JzP helmets

Here is my FNM M15 JzP bought in 1988 at the Vancouver Militaria show, from Chris Brunner (now sadly passed on). It is of no concern to me if at some point the Kokarden were replaced. But as Bruno said, all it takes is one period image to put this to rest. I have had spare large Kürassier Kokarden o...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sat May 23, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Ulanen! Achtung!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 621

Re: Ulanen! Achtung!!!

Is it any wonder we love Ulanen?

So really, you need officer's Epaualetten for

Konigs Ulanen Regt. (1. Hannoversches) Nr. 13
Konigs Sachsen 1. Ulanen Regt Nr. 17
Konig Karl ( 1. Wurtt.) Ulanen Regt Nr. 19
Konig Sachsen 3. Ulanen Regt Nr. 21

I have my eye open.
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri May 22, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Facebook, History Can Violate Community Standards
Replies: 8
Views: 456

Re: On Facebook, History Can Violate Community Standards

Peter_Suciu wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 3:18 pm
But the more worrisome part is that social media, with its vast reach, could control a narrative on what people should read, collect or even the information individuals share – at least if someone, or worse an algorithm, thinks it violated the community standards.
Outstanding Peter
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun May 17, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My JZP's
Replies: 17
Views: 944

Re: My JZP's

Actually Tony, it was Ted Wigney. Thanks Steve. I remember Ted's name. That is a nice line-up James, especialy the Reserve in silber. Very nice. Here are mine: http://www.kaisersbunker.com/dunkelblau/helmets/dbh47.htm http://www.kaisersbunker.com/dunkelblau/helmets/dbh47.jpg http://www.kaisersbunke...
by Tony without Kaiser
Sun May 17, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My JZP's
Replies: 17
Views: 944

Re: My JZP's

//These helmets always remind me of a good friend of mine who passed away about 10 years ago. It was a standing joke between us as he could never pronounce Jager zu Pferde correctly (or at least he pretended not to) mangling the German just to get a reaction from me. // Was that Jim Godefroy Steve?...
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri May 15, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: grenadier eagle?
Replies: 10
Views: 440

Re: grenadier eagle?

If its Neusilber, then you are narrowed down to one Regt.

Grenadier-zu-Pferd-Regt. Freiherr von Derfflinger (Neumärkisches) Nr.3 (Bromberg) II Armee Korps

http://www.kaisersbunker.com/gtp/New/dragon0.htm
by Tony without Kaiser
Fri May 08, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: 108th Schützen Regiment
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: 108th Schützen Regiment

Stunning. Good GODS. =D>
by Tony without Kaiser
Thu May 07, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hussar Busby of 5th hussar regiment?
Replies: 12
Views: 1002

Re: Hussar Busby of 5th hussar regiment?

May I suggest, that any of these helmets when found on a battlefield, would have been close to mint. Dirty, but basically new.

The damage we see now is a result of 100+ years of poor storage.
by Tony without Kaiser
Tue May 05, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hussar Busby of 5th hussar regiment?
Replies: 12
Views: 1002

Re: Hussar Busby of 5th hussar regiment?

I would not buy that.

Only three things matter with Pelzmützen (and Imperial in general)

1. Condition
2. Condition
3. Condition
by Tony without Kaiser
Tue May 05, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Help identifying a sword . Blucher Sabel
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Help identifying a sword . Blucher Sabel

Nice find.

This link on my Cartridge Casings Guide covers Artillerie Sabres. You might find it useful.

http://www.kaisersbunker.com/cc/bw.htm
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon May 04, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Forum Re-org
Replies: 11
Views: 7963

Re: Forum Re-org

Brian I would like to see notifications come back on. When I was following or have contributed to a thread I would get an email about a new posting. This has not happened for quite some time.
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon May 04, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: Pickelhauben and Covid-19
Replies: 25
Views: 1828

Re: Pickelhauben and Covid-19

I’ve yet to meet a collector who actually collected for the money. A lot of us rationalize collecting as being an investment but at the end of the day we collect because we find the stuff fascinating. We enjoy doing the research, searching for elusive items and get pleasure from envisioning the his...
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon May 04, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how to... display question
Replies: 21
Views: 2879

Re: how to... display question

A reminder:

With my system you make the bracket to fit the helmet.

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=14133

It was easy.
by Tony without Kaiser
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: ‘Bandeau’ Pickelhaube
Replies: 11
Views: 1087

Re: ‘Bandeau’ Pickelhaube

They are always soldered.

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by Tony without Kaiser
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Lobstertail Separation
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Re: Lobstertail Separation

First image shows the solder has let go in the center has it not? If there were a busted pin on the rear center it would be visible from the outside.

That is an absolutely stunning Metalhelm.
by Tony without Kaiser
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Prussian Kurassier Model 1867
Replies: 21
Views: 1225

Re: Prussian Kurassier Model 1867

The only small thing I can offer to that superb article John, is the M1867 Wappen is identical to M1860 but with the slides. And Steve the M1867 was the last time all troops wore the same Wappen with overlapping chest feathers, and vertical tail feathers. On the M1871 the Wappen for all troops excep...