M15 Prussian Guard Infantry Helmet recently arrived.

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M15 Prussian Guard Infantry Helmet recently arrived.

Post by ww1czechlegion » Sat May 30, 2020 4:27 pm

Hello,

Just got this in from an old collector friend who's been downsizing his huge Civil War to WW2 era collection.

The photos are from the seller. The chinstrap is a copy and will need to be replaced with my last spare original example, otherwise the two kokardes are originals. (I may upgrade with a nicer original National Kokarde. The helmet certainly warrants having a much nicer condition original National kokarde on it than what currently resides on it).

The helmet has The Marking inside that we want to see on this type of helmet: "K.B.A.G. 1915" Depot Issue Stamp in a rectangular box on the underside of the rear visor.

My patience to acquire this helmet finally paid off, as I had seen photos of it several years ago, and I had tried to buy it a couple of years ago as well, to no avail.

Best Regards,

Alan
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Post by ww1czechlegion » Sat May 30, 2020 4:28 pm

Here's a photo of the "K.B.A.G. 1915" Depot Marking.

Best Regards,

Alan
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Post by 911car » Sat May 30, 2020 4:31 pm

Simply excellent, Alan. A must have.

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Post by SkipperJohn » Sat May 30, 2020 4:43 pm

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 :)

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Post by ww1czechlegion » Sat May 30, 2020 4:55 pm

Thanks for your kind words Bruno & John, I appreciate it! :thumb up:

Best Wishes,

Alan

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Post by b.loree » Sat May 30, 2020 11:32 pm

Congratulations Alan, that is a sweet M15 in awesome condition!
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Post by Sandmann » Sun May 31, 2020 1:56 am

Congratulations to your new Helmet :bravo:
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Post by Amybellars » Sun May 31, 2020 2:20 am

Nice helmet Alan

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Post by coert65 » Sun May 31, 2020 3:24 am

Very nice Garde M15!

Congratulations, :bravo:

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Post by ww1czechlegion » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:28 pm

Many thanks for your nice comments Brian, Sandy, Amy, and Coert, I appreciate it! :thumb up:

Best Wishes,

Alan

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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:31 pm

Congrats Alan, you did not mention that one when we talked, nice find

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Post by Amybellars » Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:13 am

J.LeBrasseur wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:31 pm
Congrats Alan, you did not mention that one when we talked, nice find

James
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Post by edwin » Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:04 am

Nice helmet, congrats!

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