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USMC Dress Helmet

Post by Peter_Suciu » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:17 pm

Well, I missed one of these at the Baltimore Antique Arms Show this spring, but a week ago at the Michigan Antique Arms Show a regular dealer offered this to me. I couldn't pass it up. He has collected USMC items of the 19th and early 20th century for years.

The chinstrap might be a later replacement but the body is absolutely correct, this is the correct USMC spike base, the EGA is correct and the side buttons are spot on! I really don't trust any of these but it came from a reputable collection and the price was right. I believe this to be a true M1892 USMC dress helmet!
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Post by ebeeby » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:05 pm

Beauty! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: USMC Dress Helmet

Post by Sandmann » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:38 am

I agree, nice Helmet :)
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Post by aicusv » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:22 pm

Another good fine. I may have posted this before, but here is my enlisted man's,
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Re: USMC Dress Helmet

Post by Peter_Suciu » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:42 pm

aicusv wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:22 pm
Another good fine. I may have posted this before, but here is my enlisted man's,
Nice example as well.

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Post by kaiser » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:12 pm

Nice helmet

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Post by b.loree » Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:52 pm

Excellent example Peter and a great piece to add to your collection! Congratulations.
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Re: USMC Dress Helmet

Post by KAGGR#1 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:34 pm

Two great helmets
Thanks for sharing
Question ;
on the first helmet parts of the eagle front plate look dark
like tarnished silver
Is part of the plate area silver ?
the 2nd helmet , the front plate seems to be all gilt
Thanks
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Re: USMC Dress Helmet

Post by SkipperJohn » Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:48 pm

KAGGR#1 wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:34 pm
Two great helmets
Thanks for sharing
Question ;
on the first helmet parts of the eagle front plate look dark
like tarnished silver
Is part of the plate area silver ?
the 2nd helmet , the front plate seems to be all gilt
Thanks
Steve McFarland
Just like today the officer EGA device was mixed metal; silver and gold in color.
The enlisted EGA device is a single color, gold.

Officer:
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Enlisted:
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I once heard a rumor that the President's Own, Marine Corps Band, used a mixed metal EGA device, but the colors were reversed from those of an officer's pattern. I never verified this however.

Semper Fi,
John :)

BTW Very nice addition to your collection Peter!
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Re: USMC Dress Helmet

Post by Peter_Suciu » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:43 pm

Rank has privilege, hence a better EGA.

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Re: USMC Dress Helmet

Post by SkipperJohn » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:39 pm

Peter_Suciu wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:43 pm
Rank has privilege, hence a better EGA.
Yeah, and I remember they cost a helluva lot more too!

John :)

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