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by SkipperJohn
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: Long Shot
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Long Shot

That's true. But when you're looking for a hard to find part, like this clip, you have to jump on it when you have an opportunity. It may be years before you see another one on the loose. Hopefully, the cost of the part helps increase the overall value of the helmet. Good luck with it. Regards, Ric...
by SkipperJohn
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: Long Shot
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Long Shot

Thank you. I'll give it a try.
Pickelhaubes are like cars --- more expensive for the parts than for the whole!

John :D
by SkipperJohn
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Kurassier helmet. Parts helmet or private purchase?
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Kurassier helmet. Parts helmet or private purchase?

This helmet has the small brass strip on the shell connecting the front visor to the rear neck guard. This modification was adopted in 1867, so I would place the date of the helmet after that. Many older helmets were "upgraded" in 1897 with the Reichs Kokarde, so that is not a big issue. The screw p...
by SkipperJohn
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Bavarian pioneer helm
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: Bavarian pioneer helm

PM sent.

John
by SkipperJohn
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Visor cap identification
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: Visor cap identification

To my knowledge Reuss only fielded one battalion; the 2nd Battalion of IR96. They wore a gilt eagle Wappen with the Reuss Wappen attached to it. One would think that the piping along the top of this Schirmmutze should be white, but as already mentioned, this would be for a Hussar Regiment. Reuss had...
by SkipperJohn
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: BRASS ARTILLERY HELMET
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: BRASS ARTILLERY HELMET

Boy does this sound familiar!
In my case the initials were A - B.

John :x
by SkipperJohn
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Saxon IR reserve officer
Replies: 11
Views: 211

Re: Saxon IR reserve officer

Amybellars wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:27 am
Very nice helmet. By looking at the front visor, we know it is an original Saxon
You lost me. What is special about a Saxon front visor?

Beautiful helmet. :bravo:

John :?
by SkipperJohn
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Kürassier Helmet Preußen
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: Kürassier Helmet Preußen

Absolutely beautiful. Judging by the rounded dome I would still guess this to be a Model 1853 converted to a Model 1860. It appears to have the 8mm trim and there is no brass trim over the ears. The liner leather is thick and most of the dye is missing (I have a Model 1891 with this type of wear on ...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: Long Shot
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Long Shot

I am looking for an original M1867 slider clip.
I know it's a long shot. It looks like this:

Image

Let me know if anybody can spare one.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: A new home for my collection
Replies: 16
Views: 299

Re: A new home for my collection

Nice set up!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Officers helmet
Replies: 19
Views: 679

Re: Officers helmet

Sad to see this happening! Had that issue too on a different (militaria)forum. I always double check forum(on any forum!) pseudo's who don't seem familiar to me, before getting into business. And I also have a legal counsel insurance for the last 3 years. I hope it works out for you!! Thank you. I ...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Saxon cockade question
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Saxon cockade question

I agree. I think they are good.
Are they magnetic?

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Kürassier Helmet Preußen
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: Kürassier Helmet Preußen

I still think that this is a good helmet. It's hard to tell everything from just two photos, but I have seen that type of "domed" spike base before. This helmet could be a model 1857 modified to 1860, or it could be a Model 1860 to start with. The brass trim would be a good indicator. In 1862 the b...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Kürassier Helmet Preußen
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: Kürassier Helmet Preußen

I still think that this is a good helmet. It's hard to tell everything from just two photos, but I have seen that type of "domed" spike base before. This helmet could be a model 1857 modified to 1860, or it could be a Model 1860 to start with. The brass trim would be a good indicator. In 1862 the br...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Loss of a Forum member, my brother
Replies: 24
Views: 654

Re: Loss of a Forum member, my brother

We are very sorry for your loss.

John & Laurie
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Grenadier-Regt. Konigin Olga (1 Wurtt.) Nr. 119 EM
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: Grenadier-Regt. Konigin Olga (1 Wurtt.) Nr. 119 EM

You might consider looking for a Trichter for the M71 helmet.
Weitz has a couple for sale.
I'm not sure what color the parade plume would be for this unit.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: 1. Badisches Leib-Grenadier Regt Nr. 109
Replies: 7
Views: 211

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

Beautiful!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Dragoner Regt Konig (2 Wurtt.) Nr 26 Uberrock
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: Dragoner Regt Konig (2 Wurtt.) Nr 26 Uberrock

Wonderful set!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Kürassier Helmet Preußen
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: Kürassier Helmet Preußen

Read this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=41&t=11811

It appears to be the same 1853/60 version with the soldered on bandeau.
The Wappen on yours is for the reserve or Landwehr, and it appears to be an officer version. The Kokarde is enlisted.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder
Replies: 37
Views: 715

Re: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder

Great thread!
I learned a lot from this. I wonder if there is a way to reverse the process and return the helmet to it's original finish.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Officers helmet
Replies: 19
Views: 679

Re: Officers helmet

Seller did send me additional pics but all were not of quality pixels and I asked what's the flaws and he claimed besides one missing stars, all correct and original. Chinscale and rosettes were reproduction and three sets of mounting holes. Sent him email and no reply. I am not upset with receivin...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Officers helmet
Replies: 19
Views: 679

Re: Officers helmet

okay guys, I am the sucker who bought this helmet. On pickelhaubes.com, I trust members who are mostly collectors treat each other with utmost honesty and listing all the plus and flaws of a haube that we are selling. I have many dealings on this forum and never have any issue till this recent purc...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Model 1891 Prussian 16th Infantry Regiment
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Model 1891 Prussian 16th Infantry Regiment

Hi markings John. I always like them with markings. The liner is a restitched right? I believe that the liner has been untouched since the helmet became a Model 1891. Judging by the markings I would say that the liner was restitched when the helmet was modified from a Model 1887. I probably could h...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Model 1891 Prussian 16th Infantry Regiment
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Model 1891 Prussian 16th Infantry Regiment

I recently found this jewel marked to Infanterie Regiment Freiherr von Sparr (3.Westfälisches) Nr.16 stationed in Köln and attached to the VII Armee Korps: https://i.imgur.com/kRDn9za.jpg It is a Model 1891 in every way, probably upgraded from a previous Model 1887: https://i.imgur.com/CRL2PW6.jpg T...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Toronto Militaria Show June 1, 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: Toronto Militaria Show June 1, 2019

Does anyone know the dealer selling the Landwehr Tschako?

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Model 1895; Jaeger Tschako Magdeburgische Jäger Bataillon 4
Replies: 5
Views: 935

Re: Model 1895; Jaeger Tschako Magdeburgische Jäger Bataillon 4

I didn't get an answer to my pm.
Is this still for sale or has it sold?

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder
Replies: 37
Views: 715

Re: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder

Could it be a chemical residue left in the leather from the tanning process that, after a 100 years, has finally migrated out to the surface?
Just a thought.

John :?
by SkipperJohn
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Winter Pickelhaube
Replies: 16
Views: 472

Re: Winter Pickelhaube

Sandmann wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:55 am
I would buy it :D :bravo:
I would too! Where can we get one of these?

John :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 1860 Confusion
Replies: 3
Views: 162

1860 Confusion

There seems to be some confusion on Pickelhauben issued in 1860. There are differing opinions on how these helmets were outfitted and how units had these issued. Though the helmets appear much the same externally the Wappen plates and Kokarden do not seem to conform to any standard. Many of the refe...
by SkipperJohn
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Model 1867 Prussian Infantry
Replies: 19
Views: 854

Re: Model 1867 Prussian Infantry

There is no indication that slider clips were ever attached to this helmet and the holes for the screw attachments have not been enlarged. The hole for the screw on the right side has been slightly stretched upward probably due to the stress put on it from the front visor. https://i.imgur.com/rm3xKM...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My 1st pickelhaube a Bavarian reserve officer
Replies: 18
Views: 620

Re: My 1st pickelhaube a Bavarian reserve officer

Beautiful Bavarian Pickelhaube with a very unusual, and rare, Kokarde.
Congratulations! Well done!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Model 1867 Prussian Infantry
Replies: 19
Views: 854

Re: Model 1867 Prussian Infantry

Hello This pickelhaube was modified after 1871. All the M 1867 pickelhaube have only M1867 wappen with two sliders (never bolts). When the plate has been lost we can found two types of assembly (both with M1871 wappen) For this pickelhaube the wappen is standard Mod 1871 with threaded bolts; in thi...
by SkipperJohn
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My first Pickelhaube
Replies: 24
Views: 539

Re: My first Pickelhaube

Gorgeous!

John
by SkipperJohn
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My first Pickelhaube
Replies: 24
Views: 539

Re: My first Pickelhaube

Beautiful Vulkanfiber helmet.
Could we get a photo straight on of the Wappen?

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube
Replies: 30
Views: 826

Re: Hessen NCO Reserve Pickehaube

Silver trim ? A Dragoon ? Steve McFarland I believe that Dragoon Regiments 23 and 24 both used the Hessen Wappen in silver with silver trim. Also, Hesse used a cruciform base with four equal length arms. Other than some police units, they were the only ones who did this. I questioned the vented spi...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: Parts Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Parts Wanted

I need a couple of nuts. The ones I have are old, worn out, and too small for the purpose intended. Okay, now that you're done laughing, I need a couple of brass nuts for a pre-1895 Prussian Wappen. The spare ones that I have are too small for the posts and the originals have stripped threads. Does ...
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: East Asia Boxer Rebellion Jāger/Train Battalion Tschako/shako
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: East Asia Boxer Rebellion Train Battalion Tschako

Wow! Great Tschako. The Wappen is extraordinarily large, but I have never seen one of these so I have nothing to base this on other than a regular Prussian or Baden Tschako.
Would this Tschako have a Feldzeichen; if so, would it be red, white, and black?

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Model 1867 Prussian Infantry
Replies: 19
Views: 854

Re: Model 1867 Prussian Infantry

Bryan, Sorry it took so long to answer this post. I was away on business and, of course, the internet was not accessible. Several M1860's can be found with this Wappen. The consensus is that this type Wappen with the three vertical tail feathers "vVv" did not come out until 1867. The Wappen with all...
by SkipperJohn
Sat May 25, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Fishing Private Message
Replies: 16
Views: 425

Re: Fishing Private Message

I got one too.

John :x
by SkipperJohn
Fri May 10, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet
Replies: 34
Views: 787

Re: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet

The spike would be easy enough to identify as a fake if you were looking closely, but the Kugel ball would be difficult. Other than the sharp edges on the locking ring I'm not certain that I could identify it as a fake. Are these made of heavier metal than the originals? What are some other identifi...
by SkipperJohn
Thu May 09, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Brunswick
Replies: 23
Views: 703

Re: Brunswick

Beautiful.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Thu May 09, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Showing off
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: Showing off

:bravo: :bravo: :bravo:

John
by SkipperJohn
Mon May 06, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: Prussian Dragoon Officer Question
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Prussian Dragoon Officer Question

aicusv wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 6:36 pm
Owner may have had a "parade helmet" as well?
So you think this might be a "Diensthelme" for everyday use?

John :?
by SkipperJohn
Mon May 06, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: Prussian Dragoon Officer Question
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Prussian Dragoon Officer Question

I recently viewed a Prussian Dragoon Officer helmet with all proper fittings, a single Prussian twin ring officer's Kokarde, and the "extra" pattern officer's liner with square leather tongues used before 1880. All parts looked as if they were never removed. I would date this helmet between 1871 - 1...
by SkipperJohn
Mon May 06, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet
Replies: 34
Views: 787

Re: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet

I have seen Prussian examples of M15's with all brass hardware and removable spikes, so it's not just Württemberg.
It seems that most of the time the brass is chemically darkened on these.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Forum Picture Posting Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Re: Forum Picture Posting Problem

Sandy, You could try this one:

https://imgur.com

It is a little difficult to size but it will work. I don't know how the iPad works with "paint" but it is very easy to size there before you save to an internet site.

John
by SkipperJohn
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Model 1867 Prussian Infantry
Replies: 19
Views: 854

Re: Model 1867 Prussian Infantry

DAMN, Marine. That is a clean Model 1867. Absolutely beautiful! I do not own one yet, but a buddy of mine out in SoCal has a couple. Yours is way nicer than any I have seen. Congrats on a really nice helmet. That wappen seems remenicient of the wappen used on pre-1900 issue line cuirassier enlisted...
by SkipperJohn
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: French Artillery Adrian Helmet
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: French Artillery Adrian Helmet

This looks like an M26 Adrian to me. The rivets are the give away.
I have an M15 Artillery Adrian. I'll try to get some photos.

John :)