Lieb Kurassier Regt. Grosser Kurfurst (Schelesisches) Nr.1 EM

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Lieb Kurassier Regt. Grosser Kurfurst (Schelesisches) Nr.1 EM

Post by JohnM » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:45 am

Folks,

For your entertainment, here is my KR1 grouping complete with cuirass.

I am fortunate to have both the M1894 and the M1889 helmets so here are both.

Enjoy,

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Post by Sandmann » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:46 am

What a wonderful set. I really love it :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
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Post by Neil Young » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:11 am

Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for showing.
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Post by SkipperJohn » Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:17 am

Extraordinary!

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Post by cptbob » Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:53 am

Awesome set John. The cuirass is exceptional!

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Post by aicusv » Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:57 am

Excellent set.
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Post by verdun16 » Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:26 pm

Really wonderful set, absolutely not easy to find.
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Post by ww1czechlegion » Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:51 pm

That set looks absolutely fantastic John, thanks for sharing it with us! :thumb up: =D>

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Post by Tony without Kaiser » Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:32 pm

Beautiful Koller John.
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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:17 pm

Very nice, I love it all, but the Kuirass is to kill for.

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Post by 911car » Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:46 pm

Great Leib Kurassier Konvolut! Surprisingly, the 1889 helmet looks more "modern" than the 1894 model: flatter top, more vertical lobster tail... is it dated?

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Post by JohnM » Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:16 pm

Thank you for all the kind words gentlemen. I had hoped you would enjoy the ensemble. It is now one of my favorites!

I have the matching KR1 cartouche but having a devil of a time finding the bandolier. Guess, I will keep up my quest.

Bruno,

I also like the look of the M1889. It reminds me of a Lachmann. There are no manufacturer or date stamps on the shell. The only markings I have been able to find are, LK regiment stamp under the left cockade/chinscale, a small "4E" and a "18" which I assume are squadron and a property number. The helmet has a thin brown leather lobstertail covering which I found interesting. I suspect that to protect the koller collar from this particular design. In addition this wappen seems to be a single stamped plate (however I can't be 100% sure as I cannot remove the wappen for fear of breaking the posts). The M1896 has a soldered on scroll making it a 2 piece design.

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Post by cptbob » Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:28 pm

Some period artwork of those bad boys in action during the Franco-Prussian war. Don't think I would want to be an infantryman see them riding down on me!
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Post by 911car » Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:22 pm

Many items were collected after the war on the battlefield illustrated above (Poupry-Loigny). Now exhibited in a museum. Worth a visit if you are traveling by. Not far from Paris.
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Post by 2nd.Leibhusar » Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:12 am

Hi John, superb ensemble !! love it =D>
Definitely my favorite among the curassiers
I've only got the helmet and keep searching for the rest.....hopefully one day... :D

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