Garde Dragoner Regt Nr 2 reserve Offz

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Garde Dragoner Regt Nr 2 reserve Offz

Post by Pickelhaube » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:40 pm

Since i have a day off from work, i decided to take some photo's of 1 of my dragoner helmets. This was my 2nd pickelhaube i ever owned and still one of my favorites.

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I know the silverwash turned black on some places, but im afraid to clean it because this helmet still has his silverwash.

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Post by jimturinetti » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:19 pm

Beautiful helmet. I love the Reserve pieces. Please DON'T clean it. The patina adds so much character. That is a great addition to anyone's collection.
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Post by Pickelhaube » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:43 pm

I won't clean it, i like uncleaned helmets also. My GDK looks like it was never cleaned or atleast not in the past 50 years. I did take some more pictures of the helmet and i noticed a name written in pencil. It only took me 20 years to notice...

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The name is hard to see, but since it's dark here it's hard to take a better photo, but i do read "Friederich". Maybe somebody has the rangliste of the garde dragoner regiment and find the owner.

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Post by Khukri » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:26 am

Great ! I own an Offz Garde Dragoner Nr 2 (active Offz). Yours has all the silver wash still on. Do you have some detailed pics of the Wappen and the Garde Stern ?
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Re: Garde Dragoner Regt Nr 2 reserve Offz

Post by Adler » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:35 am

Looking good!

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Post by Pickelhaube » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:28 pm

For the record, i know the helmet has flat chinscales, but i bought it like that from an englishman who used to own a militariashop in Ypres. The helmet was collected by his grandfather when he was fighting in Belgium and he showed me an old black/white picture from his grandfather with the helmet and so far as i saw, the helmet had these chinscales.

I'll try to make some detailed pictures later in the evening, but i don't know if i wanne remove the wappen. I'm afraid to break the 2nd screw, which happened to me in the past.

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Post by 911car » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:42 pm

Beautiful helmet (besides the chinscale enigma)!
Regarding the name, if you take your picture to Photoshop or another similar program and play with brightness/contrast/shadows... you should be able to make it out quite clearly.
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Post by aicusv » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:28 pm

beautiful piece

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Post by Pickelhaube » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:46 pm

Here are some detailed pictures of the garde stern.

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Re: Garde Dragoner Regt Nr 2 reserve Offz

Post by Westfront » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:42 am

Very nice helmet :thumb up:

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