Cuirassier Lobstertail for your opinion

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Cuirassier Lobstertail for your opinion

Post by luftwaffenkopf » Sun May 08, 2016 12:18 pm

all the pics i have so far. thank you
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Re: Cuirassier Lobstertail for your opinion

Post by SkipperJohn » Mon May 09, 2016 12:37 pm

Have you already purchased this helmet, or are you just looking?
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Re: Cuirassier Lobstertail for your opinion

Post by WWI Collector » Mon May 09, 2016 12:41 pm

That is a copy.

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Post by 911car » Mon May 09, 2016 1:34 pm

Agreed.
Looks like an authentic M15 Kurassier shell (pictures of the inside would tell). Gray paint is all gone and the spike and basis have been gold plated. It is adorned with a copy eagle. Chinscales are not of the correct type for a Kurassier helmet.

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Re: Cuirassier Lobstertail for your opinion

Post by SkipperJohn » Mon May 09, 2016 1:44 pm

SkipperJohn wrote:Have you already purchased this helmet, or are you just looking?
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That is why I asked. I doubt that any part of this helmet is real. Notice how "fat" the Wappen is, that's a sure sign of India manufacture.
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Re: Cuirassier Lobstertail for your opinion

Post by Bungo » Tue May 10, 2016 9:38 am

Yeah, not good news I'm afraid. Copy.

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Re: Cuirassier Lobstertail for your opinion

Post by SkipperJohn » Tue May 10, 2016 7:26 pm

Here is the same helmet:

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