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by SkipperJohn
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Pickelhaube dressing/polish enquiry
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Pickelhaube dressing/polish enquiry

Read this post:

viewtopic.php?f=37&t=14147

I had asked the same question and the responses I got are in this post.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Gewehr Model 1888 Commission Rifle
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: Gewehr Model 1888 Commission Rifle

Here's a gent posing with a Gew88 from the 103rd Landwehr:

Image

He is wearing a model 1907/10 Feldrock illustrating the extended lifespan of the Gewehr 88 even after the Gewehr 98 was fielded.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Leib Kurassier Enlisted Helmet and Ringkragen
Replies: 8
Views: 152

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. 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 a...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: WTB: Complete GM-15 and other German Gas Masks
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: WTB: Complete GM-15 and other German Gas Masks

Here's a GM17: https://www.treasure-hunt.nl/product/2040944/m17-gasmasker-compleet John :) Howdy John, Happy 4th of July to you, wherever you are! :guns: Thanks for the lead on the GM-17. I have to admit, its a rather nice example; but, the strap damage is a little detracting at that pricepoint, ev...
by SkipperJohn
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Presentation-Frame Crown-Princess Victoria of Prussia
Replies: 13
Views: 142

Re: Presentation-Frame Crown-Princess Victoria of Prussia

A wonderful one-of-a-kind item.
Magnificent!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Der Uberzug
Topic: Some harder to find Uberzugs
Replies: 7
Views: 100

Re: Some harder to find Uberzugs

Outstanding collection James!
Please refresh my memory --- what does D.R.P. stand for?

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Searching for a Prussian artillery haube
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: Searching for a Prussian artillery haube

Here's one:

https://www.treasure-hunt.nl/product/20 ... anschappen

Judging by the liner it's a private purchase helmet. It's an M95 and not an M15.

Good luck,

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: M15 Prussian Tschapka with field cover
Replies: 13
Views: 240

Re: M15 Prussian Tschapka with field cover

Beautiful example.
Congratulations.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: 1916 Pattern Stalhelm
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: 1916 Pattern Stalhelm

That is a very nice M1916.
The liner has probably been out several times.
I believe that the liners were removed in the field, rinsed, and then re-installed.
We do the same thing on military helmets now. They get pretty nasty after a few weeks, or months.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Does Anybody Else Collect Headgear Sets?
Replies: 9
Views: 2209

Re: Does Anybody Else Collect Headgear Sets?

A new addition:

1871 Prussian Garde Foot Artillery with private purchase schirmmütze:

Image

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Kugelhelme/Artillerie
Topic: Model 1871 Garde Fußartillerie
Replies: 14
Views: 2730

Re: Model 1871 Garde Fußartillerie

Thank you for your comments!
Now it's a set:

Image

The Schirmmütze has the thick piping indicative of 1870's production.
The belt buckle is the pre-1895, 50mm, type.
The Medal is the Kriegsdenkmünze für Kämpfer 1870/1871.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Medals, Badges, Awards
Topic: Kriegsdenkmünze 1870/1871 --- Complete Set
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Kriegsdenkmünze 1870/1871 --- Complete Set

Germany’s memorial medals were issued in a similar fashion to campaign medals in the U.S. military. Everybody who served in the Franco-Prussian War, in any theater of the conflict, was awarded one. A civilian version of the medal was also awarded to those who showed honorable or meritorious service ...
by SkipperJohn
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Infantry officer M95.
Replies: 17
Views: 608

Re: Prussian Infantry officer M95.

I remember that it took me almost three years to pay off my initial issue. Coert, It is interesting that we talked about officers having to purchase their own uniforms. Just the other day I was talking to my wife and I told her that I could still get into my Marine Corps dress blues --- if I use an...
by SkipperJohn
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Infantry officer M95.
Replies: 17
Views: 608

Re: Prussian Infantry officer M95.

Yes John, I now know that, have been looking in my reference book about Officer helmets by Stubbs, which I bought from James recently just now. And Amy has one in her profile picture also. :) Do you know if officer helmets were mostly private purchased? I am more into OR helmets so had nu clue, unt...
by SkipperJohn
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Infantry officer M95.
Replies: 17
Views: 608

Re: Prussian Infantry officer M95.

That spike is not too tall.
Many officers private purchased helmets had extremely tall spikes.
It looks good in your collection.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Infantry officer M95.
Replies: 17
Views: 608

Re: Prussian Infantry officer M95.

Congratulations Coert!
Beautiful helmet.
If the stars are replacements, originals shouldn't be to difficult to find.
Watch out for that spike! It's tall enough to be dangerous! :D

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Medals, Badges, Awards
Topic: Erinnerungskreuz 1866 - Complete Set
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Erinnerungskreuz 1866 - Complete Set

Very nice set John, also, nice to hear you finally located a non combattant one at last. I know you have been looking for one for some years. :bravo: :bravo: Greetings, Coert. :) Thanks Coert! You are very correct. I have been looking for the non-combatant version for a long, long time. I found a c...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Medals, Badges, Awards
Topic: Erinnerungskreuz 1866 - Complete Set
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Erinnerungskreuz 1866 - Complete Set

Prussia’s memorial crosses were awarded in a similar fashion to campaign medals in the U.S. military. Everybody who served in a campaign, a particular battle, or in any theater of the conflict was awarded one. A civilian version of the medal was also awarded to those who showed honorable or meritori...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Gewehr Model 1888 Commission Rifle
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: Gewehr Model 1888 Commission Rifle

Thanks for the responses! Here are a couple of Youtube videos that give a complete run down of this weapon's convoluted history: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oeqn905ccRE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMs5RRTpEPw It takes about an hour to watch them both, but I strongly recommend them. John :)
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: MY TWO LATEST FIND - ONE AT A TIME
Replies: 16
Views: 2228

Re: MY TWO LATEST FIND - ONE AT A TIME

OOH-RAH!

John :wink:
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Tschapka.
Replies: 20
Views: 1121

Re: Prussian Tschapka.

Nice find Coert!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: MY TWO LATEST FIND - ONE AT A TIME
Replies: 16
Views: 2228

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 SkipperJohn
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Help with ID on Firemans helmet
Replies: 10
Views: 645

Re: Help with ID on Firemans helmet

Based upon the Kokarde, along with the Wappen, I would guess that this helmet is from somewhere in Thuringia, perhaps Altenburg. The crest from Altenburg incorporates an open hand. Thuringia coats of arms seem to share the lions, the knight's helmet, and the laurel. The red-white-red Kokarde also se...
by SkipperJohn
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Help with ID on Firemans helmet
Replies: 10
Views: 645

Re: Help with ID on Firemans helmet

Generally, I try not to "rip off" little old local ladies but I know things can be different in MN. Just kidding BG :D ! My mind also went Masonic when I saw this wappen. Likewise, whenever I look at the reverse side of Uncle Sams' $1 bill. Perhaps there is also Masonic symbolism in the 3 hearts?? ...
by SkipperJohn
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Help with ID on Firemans helmet
Replies: 10
Views: 645

Re: Help with ID on Firemans helmet

With the eye in the palm of the hand it almost looks like a Masonic piece. The eye in the palm of the hand is commonly referred to as Hamsa and has different meanings in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Generally accepted as protection against the "evil eye". I have no idea where this helmet is fro...
by SkipperJohn
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Gewehr Model 1888 Commission Rifle
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Gewehr Model 1888 Commission Rifle

When the French adopted the 8mm Lebel in 1886 the German army began searching for a similar weapon to counter it. The Gewehr Model 1888 Commission Rifle was the answer. https://i.imgur.com/gESLbS5.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Tr3PMkH.jpg This rifle was the result of a German Army Commission which combine...
by SkipperJohn
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Groupings
Topic: 13th Uhlan Regiment Part 2
Replies: 21
Views: 985

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. Tony, I just saw an ad for a gun broker who had 50+ of these that he was selling at a 65% reduction in price. These are cheap to begin with,...
by SkipperJohn
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: 13th Uhlan Regiment Part 2
Replies: 21
Views: 985

Re: 13th Uhlan Regiment Part 2

Johm its not a Gew88 Commission rifle? No, it's not. Model 1888 Commission carbine: https://i.imgur.com/G1rZCGy.jpg Model 1871 (sometimes labeled M1871/74) carbine: https://i.imgur.com/aSauZDW.jpg The Model 1871 rifle and carbine were 11mm. The Gew88 was 8mm. The 8mm round used in the Gew88 was NOT...
by SkipperJohn
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: 13th Uhlan Regiment Part 2
Replies: 21
Views: 985

Re: 13th Uhlan Regiment Part 2

I don't see the G88 in any of the photos. The only rifle/carbine that I see appears to be an 11mm M1871 Carbine. The Gew88 Commission rifle and the carbine KAR88 both incorporated a Mannlicher type magazine. Both had a stub nosed barrel and a turned down bolt but the 1871 did not use the Mannlicher ...
by SkipperJohn
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Bavarian Artillery Pickelhaube
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Bavarian Artillery Pickelhaube

pebceb wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:13 am
Would also be interested in a Hessen Artillery Pickelhaube.
Here's a Hessen for sale:

https://ageofkingsmilitaria.com/hessen- ... ickelhaube

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Need some help with M1860 pickelhaube dimensions
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Need some help with M1860 pickelhaube dimensions

I'm with Tony. All of mine are 11mm. A couple are actually a little larger (.5mm to 1.5mm maybe), probably due to being impacted or having the screw over-tightened at some point. Anyway, none of them are 9mm.

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Need some help with M1860 pickelhaube dimensions
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Need some help with M1860 pickelhaube dimensions

I will take some measurements tonight when I get home and I'll get back to you.
Beautiful helmet.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sun May 31, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Sachsen M95.
Replies: 15
Views: 752

Re: Sachsen M95.

Another gorgeous Saxon!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sun May 31, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Sachsen M15, a very large one.
Replies: 15
Views: 689

Re: Sachsen M15, a very large one.

Beautiful Saxon!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat May 30, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: 26th Dragoon (2nd Wurtemburg) Regt
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: 26th Dragoon (2nd Wurtemburg) Regt

I have never seen that Wappen before.
Excellent.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat May 30, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Prussian Cavalry Weapons of the Franco-Prussian war
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Prussian Cavalry Weapons of the Franco-Prussian war

An absolutely marvelous collection!
Congratulations.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat May 30, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: 13th Uhlan Regiment Part 2
Replies: 21
Views: 985

Re: 13th Uhlan Regiment Part 2

Gorgeous!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat May 30, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: 13th Uhlan Regiment Part 1
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: 13th Uhlan Regiment Part 1

Outstanding!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat May 30, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: New member New Hampshire USA
Replies: 9
Views: 734

Re: New member New Hampshire USA

Welcome aboard!

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Sat May 30, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M15 Prussian Guard Infantry Helmet recently arrived.
Replies: 12
Views: 552

Re: M15 Prussian Guard Infantry Helmet recently arrived.

Beautiful, like new, helmet.
Congratulations!
I would leave the Kokarde alone.
Some of my best helmets have the worst Kokarden with the most chips --- strange?

John :)
by SkipperJohn
Tue May 26, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: KAGGR#1 JzP helmets
Replies: 18
Views: 803

Re: KAGGR#1 JzP helmets

https://www.flickr.com/photos/drakegoodman/34359625803 Here we have an excellent photo of what I believe is the small cockade and monstrously large paw on this man.. https://www.facebook.com/TheTruthInColor/photos/a.853308841373560/1546668385370932/?type=3&theater I saved the photo and enlarged it....
by SkipperJohn
Sun May 24, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Mitre Parade Helmets
Topic: Mitres KAGGR#1 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Re: Mitres KAGGR#1 2020

It just keeps getting better and better!
Fantastic!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sun May 24, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: KAGGR#1 JzP helmets
Replies: 18
Views: 803

Re: KAGGR#1 JzP helmets

But as Bruno said, all it takes is one period image to put this to rest. It seems that 99.9% of the WW1 period photographs of Jäger zu Pferde and Kürassier show the soldier with his helmet covered by an Uberzug, making it virtually impossible to identify fittings. I have only been able to uncover o...
by SkipperJohn
Sat May 23, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: KAGGR#1 JzP helmets
Replies: 18
Views: 803

Re: KAGGR#1 JzP helmets

I especially like seeing the Model 1915 with the smaller, 48mm, Kokarden. A few years ago I posted one of my JzP's only to be told by another forum member that a 48mm Kokarde was never used on these. Good to see another example. John, how does this suggest that small cockades were ever worn on JzP ...
by SkipperJohn
Sat May 23, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: KAGGR#1 JzP helmets
Replies: 18
Views: 803

Re: KAGGR#1 JzP helmets

Beautiful helmets!
I especially like seeing the Model 1915 with the smaller, 48mm, Kokarden.
A few years ago I posted one of my JzP's only to be told by another forum member that a 48mm Kokarde was never used on these.
Good to see another example.

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat May 23, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Oddball Schirmmütze Kokarde
Replies: 0
Views: 385

Oddball Schirmmütze Kokarde

Is anybody familiar with this type of Schirmmütze Kokarde? https://i.imgur.com/l9W5WVT.jpg It is the smallest of it's type that I have ever seen. Normally the bent pin, private purchase enlisted, Schirmmütze and Mütze Kokarden measure 20mm, but this one is barely 17mm in diameter. https://i.imgur.co...
by SkipperJohn
Sat May 23, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Steve's Helmet of the Day 2020-05-21
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Steve's Helmet of the Day 2020-05-21

Beautiful piece!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sat May 23, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Ulanen! Achtung!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 590

Re: Ulanen! Achtung!!!

Outstanding!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
by SkipperJohn
Sun May 17, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My JZP's
Replies: 17
Views: 855

Re: My JZP's

Beautiful helmets!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo: