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Scarce saxon

Post by chinstrap » Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:26 pm

I have been lucky enough to be able to buy this very scarce Saxon helmet from a fellow member of the forum. It has all the characteristics of Leib-Grenadier-Regiment no 100 , but, I believe, could also be to Pioneer Battalion 12. All fittings, apart from the central device, in brass, are in white metal, in particular the flat chinscales, and the spike unscrews. It is in excellent condition, and I have given it a clean as well. Note the contemporary fix, with tiny rivets fastening the front visor trim tight to the visor. No markings, apart from the size, which is 58.

Patrick
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Re: Scarce saxon

Post by b.loree » Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:54 pm

Congratulations on a very nice Saxe Haube. JR 100 wore a black parade trichter as did PB 12 so unfortunately, I do not see any way of specifically nailing this down/identifying it. Extremely rare to have the proper M91 neusilber flat chin scales on this helmet. :thumb up:
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Re: Scarce saxon

Post by cptbob » Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:11 pm

Nice looking helmet!

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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:15 pm

superb find, all looks great to me.

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Re: Scarce saxon

Post by Amybellars » Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:48 am

Very nice. Excellent find... =D> =D>

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Re: Scarce saxon

Post by Sandmann » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:16 am

Congratulations to your Helmet. I haven’t seen one with those rivets before. Really interesting :bravo:
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Post by ww1czechlegion » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:25 pm

That's a great looking helmet Patrick, congratulations! =D>

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Re: Scarce saxon

Post by argonne » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:10 am

It´s a LGR100 helmet (white chinscales).

PB12 and PB22 had gilt chinscales.

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Re: Scarce saxon

Post by Stosstrupp » Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:19 pm

Very nice helmet :thumb up:

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Re: Scarce saxon

Post by edwin » Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:10 pm

Great helmet.

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Re: Scarce saxon

Post by JohnS3rd » Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:12 am

Very nice helmet. Thanks for posting it.
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Re: Scarce saxon

Post by chinstrap » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:59 am

Although I’ve owned the helmet for a few months I’ve only just noticed a name inside. Stamped in ink on the inside of the front is the name ‘Quenzel’. The hat size 58 is stamped just below it, so I imagine it is the name of the manufacturer. Does anybody know of a manufacturer by this name? If it isn’t that, but the name of the soldier it might be possible for somebody who is able to do these things to find out if the helmet is to the 100th Regiment or to a pioneer unit. The flat white chinscales were worn by Saxon pioneers as well as 100th. I’d be grateful for any information or ideas.
Patrick

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