Spanish cavalry helmet-franco period post WWII?

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Spanish cavalry helmet-franco period post WWII?

Post by USMC-EOD » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:37 pm

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Hey Pete,

I picked up this helmet today pretty cheap at the local flea market. I have seen these around for many years and have been told they are Spanish Franco period cavalry helmets. Looks like a Franco period crown on the plate.

Is this correct? Did these use plumes of some type? Any info you have would be appreciated. I cannot seem to find anything about these on the internet beyond a few pictures.

Ordinarily, I would not pick one of these up, but the price was right. Similar to a German cuirassier helm, but not as substantially made. Not really a "working piece" that a soldier would use in combat, but more of a ceremonial helmet with shortcuts in manufacture that one would not find even on German ersatz helmets.

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Re: Spanish cavalry helmet-franco period post WWII?

Post by Sandmann » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:01 am

A wonderful Helmet, especially the Spikebase. Didn‘t know that it exists. Thank you for sharing :bravo:
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Re: Spanish cavalry helmet-franco period post WWII?

Post by pickelhauben » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:15 am

WHAT A NICE LOOKING HELMET !!!

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Re: Spanish cavalry helmet-franco period post WWII?

Post by USMC-EOD » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:53 am

Thanks.

Do either of you know anything about these? Am I correct in assuming it is Spanish? I figured Pete or someone here on the site would know something about these.

Any knowledge is gratefully appreciated.

Bryan.

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