Prussian Mannschaften Schirmmütze

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Prussian Mannschaften Schirmmütze

Post by SkipperJohn » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:30 pm

Here are some photos of my Prussian Infantry Mannschaften Schirmmütze:

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The Kokarden are the private purchase type held on with bent pins.
It is in very good shape for it's age and only shows slight moth holes:

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The interior is not bad, but the soft leather sweatband has turned brittle and has lost some pieces:

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The Schirmmütze still has a clear and readable manufacturer's stamp:

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It makes for a matched set to this Model 1895 Prussian EM Pickelhaube:

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The Pickelhaube shown was my very first. It was purchased by my Dad as a gift in 1965. He paid $6.00 for it. It is the Pickelhaube that started my obsession.

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Re: Prussian Mannschaften Schirmmütze

Post by aicusv » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:36 pm

My Dad bought me my first helmet the same year, but I think over paid, it cost him $7.00.
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Re: Prussian Mannschaften Schirmmütze

Post by SkipperJohn » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:09 pm

aicusv wrote:My Dad bought me my first helmet the same year, but I think over paid, it cost him $7.00.
Maybe the extra $1.00 was for the chinscales! :D
I wonder how many of us still have our first.

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Post by aicusv » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:42 pm

Not sure of others, but I've held on to this helmet because I still get that "feeling" that started me collecting when I look at it. Was my first and will more than likely be the last one I would part with.

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Post by b.loree » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:13 pm

Your Dad had excellent taste in helmets. I bought my first......a crappy dried out Prussian M15 with red rot liner. I sold it years ago.
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Re: Prussian Mannschaften Schirmmütze

Post by pickelhauben » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:24 am

b.loree wrote:Your Dad had excellent taste in helmets. I bought my first......a crappy dried out Prussian M15 with red rot liner. I sold it years ago.
My first was a M15 as well . Both visors are Vulcan fiber and it was missing C/S and Cocardes.

The rear visor was half off . I made a c/s for it ( cut the metal from tin plate)

Got it back then for $210 at a show in 1995 ?

BTW nice mutze !

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