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by SkipperJohn
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Wappen nuts
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Wappen nuts

I may have a couple.
Do you only need two?
Amy is quite correct about the differences in thread. PM me with photos of the Wappen posts.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Untouched Model 1891 Württemberg
Replies: 11
Views: 209

Re: Untouched Model 1891 Württemberg

aicusv wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:23 pm
When did Württemberg adopt the Pickelhaub? Could the I.B. just mean first battalion ?
Württemberg adopted the Pickelhaube in 1871. An enlisted private purchase Model 1871 can be seen here:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10941

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: model 1860?
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: model 1860?

That is a perfectly appropriate Wappen for that helmet. The holes are present for the addition of the "Mit Gott für König und Vaterland" bandeaux that was added in 1860. See a Kurassier example here: https://www.pickelhaubes.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=11787 The Model 1860 Infantry helmet used, at l...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Untouched Model 1891 Württemberg
Replies: 11
Views: 209

Re: Untouched Model 1891 Württemberg

Nice addition Tony.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Green-olive tin helmet
Replies: 22
Views: 286

Re: Green-olive tin helmet

:bravo: :bravo: :bravo:

John
by SkipperJohn
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: joke thread
Replies: 13
Views: 222

Re: joke thread

If life gives you melons, you may be dyslexic.
by SkipperJohn
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Wappen and spike question
Replies: 13
Views: 167

Re: Wappen and spike question

Beautiful rolled edge felt.
They don't get better than this.
Congratulations!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Canvas over Cork Prussian EM... How about this rarity! Thanks for having me.
Replies: 17
Views: 269

Re: Canvas over Cork Prussian EM... How about this rarity! Thanks for having me.

There is no metal trim around the rear neck guard (visor) on this helmet.
What appears to be metal trim is actually green leather which is sewn on.
A good explanation is shown here:
http://www.kaisersbunker.com/feldgrau/helmets/fgh44.htm

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 102

Re: Hello

Welcome aboard!
I look forward to seeing your collection.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A sad M 1860
Replies: 37
Views: 6603

Re: A sad M 1860

Lastly, I thought this might be a good opportunity to show a development transition of sorts using three different Prussian enlisted wappens. My apologies for the poor quality photographs, I should have removed the wappens from the helmets for picture taking, but I was a little concerned about appl...
by SkipperJohn
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: USMC Dress Helmet
Replies: 10
Views: 195

Re: USMC Dress Helmet

Peter_Suciu wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:43 pm
Rank has privilege, hence a better EGA.
Yeah, and I remember they cost a helluva lot more too!

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: USMC Dress Helmet
Replies: 10
Views: 195

Re: USMC Dress Helmet

Two great helmets Thanks for sharing Question ; on the first helmet parts of the eagle front plate look dark like tarnished silver Is part of the plate area silver ? the 2nd helmet , the front plate seems to be all gilt Thanks Steve McFarland Just like today the officer EGA device was mixed metal; ...
by SkipperJohn
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Help needed about Wappen
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: Help needed about Wappen

It looks like the Wappen for a Prussian customs official, or some other Beamter.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: joke thread
Replies: 13
Views: 222

Re: joke thread

My wife and I were sitting on the sofa watching the news the other day when we saw a report that a famous rap singer was arrested --- again --- for abusing his supermodel wife. I said to my wife: "I will never understand how the most belligerent, worthless, obnoxious, piece of horse dung men end up ...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Service Souvenirs
Topic: New Prussian Garde deskpiece
Replies: 9
Views: 185

Re: New Prussian Garde deskpiece

James,
Great little pieces. Hard to find.
PM sent.
John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Fake Saxon Wappen
Replies: 12
Views: 246

Re: Fake Saxon Wappen

Then, there are the back loops. That odd brass 'solder', which seems to flow into the plate itself is something I've never seen before. ----- But that lack of 'gray' solder on the loops. That has me stumped. :D Ron Ron, Is it possible that the loops were brazed on instead of soldered? I don't know ...
by SkipperJohn
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Fake Saxon Wappen
Replies: 12
Views: 246

Re: Fake Saxon Wappen

There is one shown here:

http://www.militaria-online.de/artikelnr_16

It is Prussian but illustrates what I am talking about.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 12
Views: 227

Re: Introducing myself

Welcome aboard!

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: Another dragoon
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: Another dragoon

Outstanding!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Fake Saxon Wappen
Replies: 12
Views: 246

Re: Fake Saxon Wappen

How large is this Wappen? I have seen "Wappens" configured like this but they were not used on Pickelhauben; they were used on cartridge cases. Generally the ones used on cartridge cases were slightly smaller than a helmet Wappen, they were one color, and they often had four loops. A cord was drawn ...
by SkipperJohn
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: Kaiser's Bunker Sword Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: Kaiser's Bunker Sword Sale

Would the Jager zu Pferde have used the Model 1852 Cavalry sword pictured above?

John
by SkipperJohn
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: book recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 248

Re: book recommendations

Ernst Jünger's other book "Copse 125" is another good choice. It chronicles trench warfare in 1918. If you like Ernst Jünger's writing style you will find this as good as "Storm of Steel". Others are: "The Beauty and The Sorrow" by Peter Englund "The Last Magnificent War" by Harold Elk Straubing "Th...
by SkipperJohn
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 150th Birthday IR75 Bremen M1860
Replies: 16
Views: 2885

Re: 150th Birthday IR75 Bremen M1860

The three tail feathers in a "vVv" configuration started in 1867. The "vvv" configuration did not come about until later. More can be found on this website: http://www.terraculturae.com/ This is not the normal Wappen that would be seen on an M1860 helmet. As I mentioned in my original post, this hel...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Another JzP Metalhelm Comparison
Replies: 12
Views: 2725

Re: Another JzP Metalhelm Comparison

b.loree wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:41 pm
Great to have those pictures back, thank you John.
And another try.
Maybe they will stay this time.

John [-o< [-o< [-o<
by SkipperJohn
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bing Ersatz
Replies: 12
Views: 1758

Re: Bing Ersatz

Lost Skeleton wrote:
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:28 am
Super Bing, John. What image sharing service are you using?

Chas
Picorator gave up the ghost, just like photobucket.
This is my second "go around" and I am using imgur.com.
They "guarantee" that photos will never disappear. I guess we will see how that goes.

John [-o< [-o< [-o<
by SkipperJohn
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Model 1845 Bavarian Raupenhelm
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Re: Model 1845 Bavarian Raupenhelm

Thanks for your comments.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Model 1868 Bavarian Raupenhelm
Replies: 7
Views: 1347

Re: Model 1868 Bavarian Raupenhelm

And now it's a set:

Image

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 150th Birthday IR75 Bremen M1860
Replies: 16
Views: 2885

Re: 150th Birthday IR75 Bremen M1860

Great helmet . I need to start re doing my pics. I have over 3,000 out and I just don't feel like doing it. I know how you feel. This is the second time I've tried to go through an entire update. It is a shame that sites like photobucket and picorator have damaged our forum so severely. John :(
by SkipperJohn
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Kugelhelme/Artillerie
Topic: Model 1860 Prussian Fuβartillerie Kugelhelm
Replies: 15
Views: 3231

Re: Model 1860 Prussian Fuβartillerie Kugelhelm

J.LeBrasseur wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 10:28 am
nice helmet, love the older ones

James
I agree. I love the older helmets.
The older helmets dwarf the newer ones.
Here is the 1860 next to an M1895:

Image

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Kugelhelme/Artillerie
Topic: Model 1860 Prussian Fuβartillerie Kugelhelm
Replies: 15
Views: 3231

Re: Model 1860 Prussian Fuβartillerie Kugelhelm

Thanks for a lead on a new photo carrier . Still a nice helmet !! Thanks. I did this as sort of an experiment. I used to be fairly prolific on this forum so I wanted to see what it would take to make the conversion from photobucket to picorator. The above post took about 40 minutes for me to conver...
by SkipperJohn
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 1913 Regimental marking with 1916 maker's mark
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: 1913 Regimental marking with 1916 maker's mark

I have a Model 1915 helmet with two dates, but it also has a BKA stamp. This indicates that the helmet was serviced by the BKA at some point and got re-stamped. My helmet is also stamped to two different units.
Does your helmet have a BKA stamp anywhere?

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Pioneer 1st or 3rd Officers helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 417

Re: Prussian Pioneer 1st or 3rd Officers helmet

Beautiful piece.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: What is this?

Thank you!

John =D> =D> =D>
by SkipperJohn
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 108

What is this?

viewforum.php?f=54

This is listed as felt/filz helmets but there is no access.

John
by SkipperJohn
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: A Different Perspective
Replies: 4
Views: 225

A Different Perspective

I had an interesting thing happen today that I had to share on this forum. A co-worker stopped by my house and noticed my collection. He is not a collector of anything, to my knowledge, but he took an interest in seeing what I have. I took out my 9th Grenadier Officer's Model 1867, which I am except...
by SkipperJohn
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: What to display with an M1842?
Replies: 45
Views: 16312

Re: What to display with an M1842?

All of the socket bayonets that I have seen would have come equipped with a scabbard. I had several US Civil War types and they had a leather scabbard with a brass tip and brass belt attachment. Type I: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Civil-War-58-cal-bayonet-and-original-scabbard/183375785473?hash=item2ab...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A strange ersatz pickelhaube
Replies: 15
Views: 508

Re: A strange ersatz pickelhaube

I have seen felt Ersatz with a heavy felt rear spine, but never one like this.
Nice find.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: What to display with an M1842?
Replies: 45
Views: 16312

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 SkipperJohn
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: What to display with an M1842?
Replies: 45
Views: 16312

Re: What to display with an M1842?

Here is a photo of one that was available at Stewart's Military: http://www.stewartsmilitaryantiques.com/prussian-m1809-socket-bayonet.15955.archive.htm This triangle shaped bayonet was used by virtually all armies through the 1870's. There is another type of flat blade bayonet that saw military use...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Restoration Question
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Restoration Question

Sorry that it took so long to get back to this subject. I went searching for Goo Gone cleaner and found that it is not difficult to find; however, since I didn't need a gallon of it I ordered a small bottle over the internet. When it arrived I used it on a Vulkanfiber helmet to remove some tape adhe...
by SkipperJohn
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Some newbie questions
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: Some newbie questions

Great point.....I forgot smell! :) Be careful of the "smell" now-a-days. I was enlightened a short while back on a technique being used to fake leather. There are dealers here in the desert southwest of the US, cowboy country, that are faking saddles, holsters, and other cowboy stuff by soaking new...
by SkipperJohn
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Tin kit helmet
Replies: 19
Views: 676

Re: Prussian Tin kit helmet

Thanks for posting those pics John, I have never had a good look at a Wurtt kit helme before. Last question.....is the wappen held on by the typical soldered loops and wedges or does it have the tube and cane stick as my Prussian has? The Wappen is held on with a tube and a stick passing through it...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Regards from Ireland
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: Regards from Ireland

Welcome aboard.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Restoration Question
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Restoration Question

Actually this deals more with cleaning than it does with restoration. Does anyone know of a good product to remove old tape adhesive from a Pickelhaube? I have an officer Pickelhaube with a beautiful, untouched, finish. At some point in it's history somebody taped something to the shell, probably a ...
by SkipperJohn
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Tin kit helmet
Replies: 19
Views: 676

Re: Prussian Tin kit helmet

John: Are the Kokarden ( V cut out) and liner similar? Do you have the felt skull cap in your example? The Kokarden are raised in the center but are not "V" cut. I do have the felt insert: https://i.imgur.com/C8zuyzD.jpg The liner is undyed, very thin leather. There are reinforcements on the tongue...
by SkipperJohn
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Garde regiment no.1 m1860
Replies: 17
Views: 464

Re: Garde regiment no.1 m1860

aicusv wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:42 am
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.
I believe this is the post you were looking for:

viewtopic.php?f=47&t=2999

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Tin kit helmet
Replies: 19
Views: 676

Re: Prussian Tin kit helmet

I have a Württemberg from Colonel Rankin's collection:

Image

This one has a vented spine that is original to the helmet. Apparently all left over parts were utilized.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Garde regiment no.1 m1860
Replies: 17
Views: 464

Re: Garde regiment no.1 m1860

Nice project.
Your Wappen appears to be a model 1842, converted to 1860 regulations, and then dismantled. Very unusual.

Here's another example:

viewtopic.php?f=47&t=11787

John :)