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by SkipperJohn
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Württemberg EM M95.
Replies: 12
Views: 172

Re: Württemberg EM M95.

That never happens!
Congratulations on getting the old girl home!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Pickelhaube Post Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Pickelhaube Post Needed

Here's a few: https://www.ebay.com/itm/WWI-ORIGINAL-GERMAN-PICKELHAUBE-M91-SECURING-POSTS-RELIC-from-CHRISTMAS-BATTLES/402088688067?hash=item5d9e5a79c3:g:fzsAAOSwN8hd2syr https://www.ebay.com/itm/WWI-WW1-Germany-Side-Buckle-Knopf-For-Pickelhaube-Helmet-Battlefield-Relic/202843622210?hash=item2f3a6c0...
by SkipperJohn
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M95 Saxon ersatz made of...
Replies: 12
Views: 194

Re: M95 Saxon ersatz made of...

Philippe,
What is the diameter of the cockades on your helmet.
They look slightly oversized just like the ones on my Saxon.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M95 Saxon ersatz made of...
Replies: 12
Views: 194

Re: M95 Saxon ersatz made of...

Also both cockades are Ersatz. They are very light and non magnetic! ( maybe aluminium). Philippe :wink: I have similar Kokarden on a Saxon helmet, non-magnetic, and made of zinc. Apparently zinc cockades were common on Saxon helmets, so that is probably what yours are made of. Both helmets are a f...
by SkipperJohn
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian EM M95.
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: Prussian EM M95.

Great helmet Coert!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Does Anybody Else Collect Headgear Sets?
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Does Anybody Else Collect Headgear Sets?

Gustaf, Those are great sets!!! I have only purchased two wartime grey Mützen and they were both fake. They were well marked --- with a Sharpie! I took one home from the gun show (where I bought it) and when I put it under black light the red band lit up the room. I have not had good luck with these...
by SkipperJohn
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian M95
Replies: 7
Views: 81

Re: Prussian M95

USN,
Very nice helmet. You don't get them "out of the woodwork" very often anymore.
It needs a Prussian Kokarde.
PM me and I'll send you one.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 Model 1867
Replies: 16
Views: 261

Re: Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 Model 1867

Beautiful Dragoon Philippe!

John :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: I have succumbed to forum pressure
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: I have succumbed to forum pressure

Philippe. You are quite correct that a Model 1867 should have a 51mm Kokarde; however, this is a Model 1860. The Kokarde size was reduced from 75mm to 56mm in 1860 to accommodate the reduced height of the shell. See Tony's article here: http://www.kaisersbunker.com/pe/m1860.htm I also wrote about 18...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Prussian officer
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Prussian officer

Here's a place that has a lot of that kind of stuff. Usually pretty reasonable.

https://www.kpemig.de/

John
by SkipperJohn
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Prussian officer
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Prussian officer

It shouldn't have a fluted spike.
Check this website out, if you haven't already:

http://www.kaisersbunker.com/

Specifically:

http://www.kaisersbunker.com/hp/spikes.htm

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1913

Re: SOS 2020

Have fun at SOS.
I retire this year so maybe I can start making the trek!

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Prussian officer
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Prussian officer

I really hate to tell you this --- but that's the wrong spike.

John :(
by SkipperJohn
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Does Anybody Else Collect Headgear Sets?
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Does Anybody Else Collect Headgear Sets?

I thought of writing this post when I was adding a different post to the forum. When I find a new Pickelhaube it seems that I automatically try to find the soft cap that goes with it. I have not always been successful, and often I haven't really tried that hard. I have had some successes, over time,...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: I have succumbed to forum pressure
Replies: 5
Views: 149

I have succumbed to forum pressure

Some of our members may remember this helmet: https://i.imgur.com/brhQM6L.jpg It is a Model 1860, Bremen IR75. I have had it for years (it's my first M60) and it had a newer model 67/71 Wappen. I just assumed that the helmet was updated with a newer Wappen and retained in service, as so many helmets...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 Model 1867
Replies: 16
Views: 261

Re: Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 Model 1867

She's a wonderful woman!!!! John :D I'm sure she is! I wish somebody would offer me a spike helmet... I was not aware of the existence of these light blue Oldenburg cockades. Larcade shows a 1867 enlisted Oldenburg cockade in dark blue and red. My oldest Oldenburg helmet is a Dragoner officer helme...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 Model 1867
Replies: 16
Views: 261

Re: Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 Model 1867

I wrote about the Kokarde earlier in this post: https://www.pickelhaubes.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=13930 I was wondering about the condition and the color. I asked the seller about it and he said that the cockade was "new/old stock". The seller is extremely reputable (IMO) and the paint is old. It ...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 Model 1867
Replies: 16
Views: 261

Re: Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 Model 1867

This is a great helmet and gift, congratulations. Now you must find the cockade of the larger, older model to make it close to perfect! I am not sure what you mean. The Kokarde on this helmet is 57mm, which technically would be too large and probably left over from an earlier Pickelhaube. The Kokar...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 Model 1867
Replies: 16
Views: 261

Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 Model 1867

This is my newest acquisition, an Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91: https://i.imgur.com/RxKa0hn.jpg This Franco-Prussian War survivor was a Christmas present from my wife. Since it is a Model 1867 there is no rear spine: https://i.imgur.com/aQrdWas.jpg Only one Kokarde was used. The Reichs...
by SkipperJohn
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Baden cockade
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Baden cockade

I am going to be clearing out some stuff soon. I have a couple of extra Wappens, Prussian M95 brass (loops) and Prussian M95 Garde brass (screws) with star and original leather star fasteners. Both are highly detailed and look like early stampings. I have a few Kokarden, split pins, etc. PM me and l...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: My first Lobstertail
Replies: 22
Views: 1185

Re: My first Lobstertail

Henry, This is going to sound like I'm crazy, but it works on light rust: Cut a potato in half and apply dish soap to the cut end. Use the potato like a scouring pad and rub on the rust. The rust will react with the potato and soap, and it will disappear. I haven't tried this on painted surfaces, so...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Ersatz Pickelhauben
Topic: Rolled Edge Felt
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Re: Rolled Edge Felt

Another "example" of rolled edge felt... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Imperial-German-Ersatz-Picklhaube-complete/193320566529?hash=item2d02cdbf01%3Ag%3A7xAAAOSwLJdeL1cN&LH_Auction=1 Split pins on the spike look like they may have been replaced. ? Here is yet another example currently for sale: https://...
by SkipperJohn
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Real or fake? A friend needs help 1
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: Real or fake? A friend needs help 1

b.loree wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:21 pm
My suggestion of 1915 John was specific to the liner only...obviously the helmet as you say is pre war in quality.
Actually I wasn't referring to your comment about the M15 liner.
I was simply referring to the helmet itself.
Sorry for the misunderstanding.

John :o
by SkipperJohn
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Real or Fake II
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: Real or Fake II

Wonderful helmet.
Grab it if you can!

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Real or fake? A friend needs help 1
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: Real or fake? A friend needs help 1

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. The nickel silver fittings are in excellent condition. The helmet itself is in very good condition except for a few dents, but i...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Ersatz Pickelhauben
Topic: Rolled Edge Felt
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Rolled Edge Felt

Here is an example of a Prussian rolled edge felt Ersatz: https://i.imgur.com/XiByw5t.jpg The fittings were originally grey and then over-painted with grey-green paint: https://i.imgur.com/N9zFpvN.jpg The spike and base retain most of the grey-green paint, but it has chipped off in several locations...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Imperial German Regimental Flags
Topic: Does anybody know what this is?
Replies: 7
Views: 918

Re: Does anybody know what this is?

I did get this framed and it turned out pretty well. The framer couldn't get it squared up in both directions so the horizontal bars are slightly tilted at the ends; but, overall, I'm satisfied: https://i.imgur.com/1VL5udt.jpg The material is silk and fragile, so it was framed under protective, non ...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: USMC Dress Blues "Seagoing Marine"
Replies: 8
Views: 2905

Re: USMC Dress Blues "Seagoing Marine"

The USS Arizona on 7 December 1941:

Image

The USS Arizona, 17 October 2016 (100 years after commissioning):

Image

John
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Baden enlisted 19th, 20th, or 21st Dragoon Helmet that needs some cleaning
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Baden enlisted 19th, 20th, or 21st Dragoon Helmet that needs some cleaning

It is a shame that this helmet was painted. As my Dad used to say: There ain't no fixin' stupid. I look forward to seeing the finished product. I would assume that the pearl ring and the chinscales will be the hardest part. A mild paint remover may make easy work of the Wappen. Good luck! John :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian shako troop M15
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Prussian shako troop M15

That is a very nice Tschako.
Congratulations!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Looking for arched Chin Scale
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Looking for arched Chin Scale

Here are two sets that I found on Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Casque-%C3%A0-pointe-Spikelmet-pickelhaub-Jugulaires-%C3%A0-%C3%A9cailles-bomb%C3%A9es-mod%C3%A8le-95/293424130104?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Helmet-Tip-Spikelmet-Pickelhaub-Jugu...
by SkipperJohn
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube

Okay, I'm convinced that this helmet must have been used by the Eisenbahn troops or the Kraftfahr (motor transport) troops. I have had this helmet for about 11 years which means I bought it during the internet days, and I thought that I did a pretty good job of researching it before I bought it. App...
by SkipperJohn
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube

I obtained some more information concerning the configuration of this helmet from a fellow forum member, collector, dealer, and friend. He looked in yet another resource, The German Pioneers, Technical Troops and Train from 1871-1914-Uniforms and Equipment. and found the following: The name of the b...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube

I appreciate your input and I have done a little more research. Apparently Eisenbahn Regiment 1, Companies 7 and 8, wore a Pickelhaube with silver Sachsen star and gold Wappen prior to 1913, as mentioned above. After 1913 these Companies became part of ER2 and continued to wear the same Haube. The 2...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube

[/quote] That is correct, John. All 30 Pioneer battalions wore yellow metal chinscales... except for the two saxon ones. I will be happy to learn something if someone can prove me wrong though... You wrote you knew your unmarked helmet was for pioneers when you got it. How can you tell? I am interes...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube

I have had this privately purchased Sachsen Pionier Pickelhaube for several years. It is not unit marked but it had to come from Sachsen Pionier Battalion Nr. 12 (Pima), or Sachsen Pioneer Battalion Nr. 22 (Riesa): John, it can also come from GR100 (even better...). Whatever it is, GR or Pioneer, t...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Here's Another Oddly Configured Pionier Pickelhaube

I have had this privately purchased Sachsen Pionier Pickelhaube for several years. It is not unit marked but it had to come from Sachsen Pionier Battalion Nr. 12 (Pima), or Sachsen Pioneer Battalion Nr. 22 (Riesa): https://i.imgur.com/eBgcMMs.jpg The helmet is a standard private purchase type with a...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Überrocking in the New Year #1: Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regt. Nr.1
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Re: Überrocking in the New Year #1: Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regt. Nr.1

Thanks Tony. When I read your article here:
kaisersbunker.com/gtp/waffenrock.htm
I think I made the assumption that "raw edge" meant that it wasn't piped, not that it wasn't sewn.
Thanks, always great info.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Überrocking in the New Year #1: Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regt. Nr.1
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Re: Überrocking in the New Year #1: Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regt. Nr.1

Absolutely gorgeous Tony! It is a terrific pristine set. I have a question about the Überrock. It appears on your website that the bottom edge of the Überrock is unsewn, not hemmed. I could be completely wrong about this but it did bring up my question. I have two tunics that are unsewn along the bo...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: NEXT FIND -ANOTHER FELT
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: NEXT FIND -ANOTHER FELT

Very nice Amy! I have a rolled edge felt with chemically darkened and painted fittings. John :bravo: Oh John, cmon, show pics of the rolled-edge. They are hard to get and what's more chemically darkened. Wow, show it !!!! I want pics!! :eek: :eek: I promise to get it posted soon. Anyway, there is a...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: MY TWO LATEST FIND - ONE AT A TIME
Replies: 10
Views: 422

Re: MY TWO LATEST FIND - ONE AT A TIME

Congratulations Amy! I saw one of these once, many years ago, but did not buy it. 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 could kick myself for believing some of the advice I heard...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: NEXT FIND -ANOTHER FELT
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: NEXT FIND -ANOTHER FELT

Very nice Amy!
I have a rolled edge felt with chemically darkened and painted fittings.

John :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 10th Pioneer Battalion Unusual Pickelhaube
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: 10th Pioneer Battalion Unusual Pickelhaube

Alan, I have a Saxon Pioneer helmet with a strange configuration as well. I posted the Kokarde of mine once in the enlisted Kokarden post, but the photo disappeared. I will try to put in another post on my helmet soon. You have a nice helmet, and judging by the fit and trim, it would be hard to argu...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Needed: Rear Spine for Tin Kit Helmet
Replies: 15
Views: 360

Re: Needed: Rear Spine for Tin Kit Helmet

I think finding ones of these may be an impossible task. With a little help this may work. It is selling on the French e-bay. https://www.ebay.fr/itm/Casque-a-pointe-spikehelmet-pickelhaube-JONC-arriere-ARTLLERIE-1895-TROUPE/223845130199?hash=item341e359fd7:g:ciAAAOSwXiVeGMP7 Thanks. I might give t...
by SkipperJohn
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Needed: Rear Spine for Tin Kit Helmet
Replies: 15
Views: 360

Re: Needed: Rear Spine for Tin Kit Helmet

Hey John, I don't have the rear spine for kit helmet. They are sized as well I have about 5 kit helmets and the sizes are different. The rear spine sit lower and they have two screw posts, one near the tip and the other one at the bottom. How did you manage to get a kit helmet without the rear spin...
by SkipperJohn
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Needed: Rear Spine for Tin Kit Helmet
Replies: 15
Views: 360

Re: Needed: Rear Spine for Tin Kit Helmet

Remember rear spines come in sizes. I know that is true for a standard M95 or M15 helmet. I am not sure if the rear spines for tin kit helmets were sized. From what I have seen it seems that the rear spine on kit helmets just sits lower on the rear neck guard on smaller sizes than it does on larger...
by SkipperJohn
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Needed: Rear Spine for Tin Kit Helmet
Replies: 15
Views: 360

Re: Needed: Rear Spine for Tin Kit Helmet

Amybellars wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:22 am
John, let me go home to see if I have one
Thank you Amy.

John :)