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by Peter_Suciu
Sat May 19, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: British Royal Gibraltar Regiment Helmets
Replies: 8
Views: 2424

Re: British Royal Gibraltar Regiment Helmets

The helmet plate to both:
by Peter_Suciu
Sat May 19, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: British Royal Gibraltar Regiment Helmets
Replies: 8
Views: 2424

Re: British Royal Gibraltar Regiment Helmets

Here is the second one.
by Peter_Suciu
Sat May 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: British Royal Gibraltar Regiment Helmets
Replies: 8
Views: 2424

British Royal Gibraltar Regiment Helmets

I recently picked up a pair of Foreign Service Helmets to the Royal Gibraltar Regiment. Here is the first one.
by Peter_Suciu
Tue May 15, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: Russian Wheeled Sokolov mount
Replies: 0
Views: 1600

Russian Wheeled Sokolov mount

In case anyone is looking for a project or happens to have a Soviet Maxim and doesn't have the wheeled Sokolov mount I have an extra for sale. Shipping will probably be an issue but we can always send it ground in the USA. It has the piano shaped tool box. I'm looking to get $300, which is about $19...
by Peter_Suciu
Tue May 08, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: French Indo-Chinese Salacco
Replies: 3
Views: 1603

Re: French Indo-Chinese Salacco

The interior. There is a stamp that says "1903," which I believe could be a date.
Salacco2.jpg
by Peter_Suciu
Tue May 08, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: French Indo-Chinese Salacco
Replies: 3
Views: 1603

French Indo-Chinese Salacco

This is the classic “salacco” of the Tirailleurs Indochinois – it features the French Marine Infantry anchor on the front. It was known locally as the “nón lá” or leaf hat. This pattern helmet/hat was used by the Tirailleurs Indochinois (Lính tập), which included several regiments of local ethnic In...
by Peter_Suciu
Thu May 03, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Berndorfer Opinions
Replies: 6
Views: 2411

Re: Berndorfer Opinions

The price was almost too good to be true, but then again treasures do slip through. I've seen stuff for sell for insanely high prices on eBay and others are practically given away. I know I found one of my favorite sun helmets on eBay and bought it for a few hundred dollars when it could have cost a...
by Peter_Suciu
Thu May 03, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Barnfind
Replies: 20
Views: 2905

Re: Barnfind

Spiker wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 3:01 am
:D Yeah , every collectors dream , is to walk in to an abandoned barn and strike gold !
I'm happy enough to walk into SOS or another big show and find treasure. In America abandoned barns and houses just have old moldy junk! :o
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Anyone going to Ciney?
Replies: 3
Views: 1694

Re: Anyone going to Ciney?

Thank you Kris. These hats aren't common but not exactly rare either. There are a few around. If you find one let me know please.
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Anyone going to Ciney?
Replies: 3
Views: 1694

Anyone going to Ciney?

One show I'd love to do is Ciney, but so far it hasn't been in the cards. Driving 16 hours each way to Tulsa or flying to the West Coast Historical Militaria Collectors Show is as much of a trip as I've made. In the past I've seen that an item I've been seeking for years has known to show up. So, if...
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Chauchat
Replies: 13
Views: 2987

Re: Chauchat

ottodog8 wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:51 am
Very nice piece, I’m envious. Do you plan to shoot it?
I don't have any immediate plans to shoot it. I honestly don't know the last time it was properly cleaned and I haven't really had the time to undertake breaking it down to give it a good cleaning.
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bread Bag - What Country
Replies: 5
Views: 1810

Re: Bread Bag - What Country

Stamps
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by Peter_Suciu
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bread Bag - What Country
Replies: 5
Views: 1810

Bread Bag - What Country

Is this Dutch, Belgian or Danish or from somewhere else. It has a 1912 date stamp.
DBB1.jpg
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Chauchat
Replies: 13
Views: 2987

Re: Chauchat

The receiver and open magazine.
Chauchat5.jpg
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Chauchat
Replies: 13
Views: 2987

Re: Chauchat

The selector switch was revolutionary 100 years ago!
Chauchat4.jpg
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Chauchat
Replies: 13
Views: 2987

Re: Chauchat

This example was produced by Sidarme during World War I.
Chauchat3.jpg
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Chauchat
Replies: 13
Views: 2987

Chauchat

It took 272 days to do the transfer but just before SOS I picked up my live Chauchat! This is my first functional machine gun.
Chauchat2.jpg
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Fez and Colonial Headgear
Replies: 50
Views: 27189

Re: Fez and Colonial Headgear

Good stuff Kris.

Did you see the movie prop Force Publique helmet I bought. Not the real deal but probably as close as I'll get for now!
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: British Airtube Helmet Indian Mutiny Era
Replies: 9
Views: 2433

Re: British Airtube Helmet Indian Mutiny Era

The clay isn't on real thick. Enough to give the felt body some support. The helmet is large however. And you can see it resembles the French and British cavalry helmets of the era. This is still based on the Greeco-Roman designs. I think this would have been the shape of British sun helmets had Pri...
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: British Airtube Helmet Indian Mutiny Era
Replies: 9
Views: 2433

Re: British Airtube Helmet Indian Mutiny Era

Thanks Tony! I had to sell my American WWI experimental helmet collection to fund this. I know the helmet isn't exactly pretty, but no one said the Holy Grail would like pretty!
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: British Airtube Helmet Indian Mutiny Era
Replies: 9
Views: 2433

Re: British Airtube Helmet Indian Mutiny Era

As the helmet might have looked worn by a British officer.
William Stephen Raikes Hodson, founder of Hodson’s Horse, wearing a crested Ellwood’s helmet c1850s
William-Stephen-Raikes-Hods.jpg
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: British Airtube Helmet Indian Mutiny Era
Replies: 9
Views: 2433

Re: British Airtube Helmet Indian Mutiny Era

You can see the helmet to the left is the more classic "Zulu War Era" style helmet. Its shape is based on theAlbert Pattern cavalry helmets. Had Prince Albert not designed that helmet it is likely the Roman style airtubehelmets would have been adopted by the British Army.
Airtube2P.jpg
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: British Airtube Helmet Indian Mutiny Era
Replies: 9
Views: 2433

British Airtube Helmet Indian Mutiny Era

Here is truly the "holy grail" of items for my collection. This is one of three known examples of the Ellwood and Sons "Airtube" or "Air Chamber" helmets. These were used by British officers of the HonourableEast India Company prior to and during the Indian Mutiny. The pattern fell out of use by the...
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Force Publique Sun Helmet
Replies: 1
Views: 1323

Re: Force Publique Sun Helmet

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Scene from the movie
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by Peter_Suciu
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Force Publique Sun Helmet
Replies: 1
Views: 1323

Force Publique Sun Helmet

Well, I wish this were a "real" Force Publique helmet from the Belgium Congo. This is actually a movie prop from the recent Legend of Tarzan Movie. I probably paid too much but it looks fairly decent in person.
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: New House for James?
Replies: 1
Views: 1399

New House for James?

Did James see that he could move into an Urban Castle in Minneapolis?
http://www.wtsp.com/article/news/in-the ... -533863905
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: National Guard State of New York Private Purchase Helmet
Replies: 7
Views: 2789

Re: National Guard State of New York Private Purchase Helmet

aicusv wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:55 pm
Nice piece. Good white ones are getting harder to find.
Maybe because I buy them all!
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS Pictures 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 8167

Re: SOS Pictures 2018

b.loree wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:52 pm
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Gus, James, Eric and Paul at our tables.
Has Paul cut his hair since leaving the Army?
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Project for Gus
Replies: 2
Views: 1559

Project for Gus

I'm already trying to talk my wife into letting me take on a project like this. I have friends lined up to help:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/0 ... e-replica/

Who wouldn't want a full sized replica tank?
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Belgian WWI hat
Replies: 10
Views: 1615

Re: Belgian WWI hat

Very nice example. Rare doesn't begin to describe it!
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: American Experimental Collection
Replies: 2
Views: 1438

Re: American Experimental Collection

Cold sold! Thank you.
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: American Experimental Collection
Replies: 2
Views: 1438

Re: American Experimental Collection

Well, I did have a QUICK change of heart. I have broken up this group. The Model 2 is still available. It was one of the first experimental helmets developed by the Americans. Price is $1400 - PM for photos. I also have the AN-PRC Radio Helmet and the Cold War Tanker Test Helmet. The rest have alrea...
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 6070

Re: SOS 2019

I HOPE the dates don't move as we booked already. I'm pretty sure these dates are pretty much locked in stone, but I have enough other things to worry about.
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: American Experimental Collection
Replies: 2
Views: 1438

American Experimental Collection

I am looking to fund a major purchase for a very rare helmet and have decided that it would be necessary to sell my American experimental helmet collection. These include: Model 2 Model 5 Model 8 Liberty Bell AN-PRC Radio Helmet X-53 w/o liner LINCLOE Titanium Helmet Cold War tanker test helmet My M...
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Baltimore Antique Arms Show
Replies: 9
Views: 2643

Re: Baltimore Antique Arms Show

I had a great Baltimore Antique Arms Show this year. I spent almost as much as I did three weeks earlier at SOS... Hello, my name is Peter and I have a problem... Seriously, good stuff this year. I missed out on a USMC dress helmet (should have jumped sooner), but I found two American sun helmets, a...
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 6070

Re: SOS 2019

We need to get started planning for the next show, I think James has already sent in his table papers, I have changed the oil on the pick up and drained the holding tank on the camper, I am ready. Already looking forward to it. I already paid for next year's show. But first there is the Baltimore A...
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Tintype soldier photo
Replies: 14
Views: 2425

Re: Tintype soldier photo

I've seen the Illinois helmet plates and I don't think they used the Army style eagle plate.
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why "Spiked" Helmets?
Replies: 18
Views: 4598

Re: Why "Spiked" Helmets?

Military fashion has usually followed the pattern of the "Top Dog" of the time. The during later half of the 19th century Prussia was the Military top dog. Is that true that Prussia was "top dog?" That has been part of my point - no pun intended - in this research. I very much doubt the Russians, w...
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS Pictures 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 8167

Re: SOS Pictures 2018

My coverage for Military Trader - including photos of the set up:
http://www.militarytrader.com/military- ... ign=buffer
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS Pictures 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 8167

Re: SOS Pictures 2018

I posted some photos of the show (general photos) on my Plunderer Pete's Militaria Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/plundererpete/

And I will add -- the only downside of the show was the prices. This video explains how I felt about that:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ip8gspFaH8
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My SOS 2018 finds
Replies: 24
Views: 3259

Re: My SOS 2018 finds

Awesome additions to the collection. I see you had a great SOS! Good seeing you and the rest of the crew as always.
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2018 countdown
Replies: 10
Views: 2606

Re: SOS 2018 countdown

Best week of the year for me as well. I am hoping for a good show, but really SOS is always good. In 20 years I think I had one bad show really.
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 2010

Re: SOS 2018

As another side note... I'm working on a story and saw the helicopter trade show moved to Las Vegas. I'm almost curious why OVMS didn't try to get those dates. Two weeks later but weather could be a bit better. I agree, the weather would be much nicer in Las Vegas, if SOS moved there, I would actua...
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 2010

Re: SOS 2018

As another side note... I'm working on a story and saw the helicopter trade show moved to Las Vegas. I'm almost curious why OVMS didn't try to get those dates. Two weeks later but weather could be a bit better.
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 2010

Re: SOS 2018

I think the Expo Center will be really packed this year. The stupid car show is done but this year will have the gun show, a flea market and some kids event going on PLUS a national cheerleading event!
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 2010

SOS 2018

Just two weeks until SOS 2018. The weather probably won't be quite as nice as it has been the last few years unfortunately but no matter the weather this is always a great show.
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: French Connection to Egyption and Persian Helmets
Replies: 0
Views: 1425

French Connection to Egyption and Persian Helmets

My piece for Military Trader on the origins of the guards helmets of the Khedive of Egypt and the Persian Qajar Dynasty: http://www.militarytrader.com/military-trader/headdress-khedive-shah?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=mlt-jaa-fb-180122--military-trader-FB" onclick="windo...
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Factory Fresh Fittings
Replies: 17
Views: 3918

Re: Factory Fresh Fittings

Very nice example and truly a teachable moment. I'd leave it is and not even try to put in a replaced liner. You have an untouched helmet that does serve to show what factory installed hardware SHOULD look like. In addition, consider that guns, ordnance and even vehicles get cut in half to show the ...
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Joe Robinsons website
Replies: 5
Views: 1988

Re: Joe Robinsons website

Good luck with the rebuild Joe! Just don't trust Romanians... I never do (and my last name is Romanian). Nation of vampires and gymnasts!
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: my small collection
Replies: 13
Views: 1523

Re: my small collection

Quality is always better than mere quantity! Great stuff.