Prussian Dragoon Officer Question

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Prussian Dragoon Officer Question

Post by SkipperJohn » Mon May 06, 2019 11:04 am

I recently viewed a Prussian Dragoon Officer helmet with all proper fittings, a single Prussian twin ring officer's Kokarde, and the "extra" pattern officer's liner with square leather tongues used before 1880. All parts looked as if they were never removed. I would date this helmet between 1871 - 1880.
The one unusual thing about this helmet was that the spike did not unscrew. All Dragoon regiments were authorized to wear a parade plume, so this seems odd.
Does anybody know why this might occur? Is there any reason an officer of Dragoons would buy a helmet in this configuration?

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Re: Prussian Dragoon Officer Question

Post by aicusv » Mon May 06, 2019 6:36 pm

Owner may have had a "parade helmet" as well?
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Re: Prussian Dragoon Officer Question

Post by SkipperJohn » Mon May 06, 2019 6:54 pm

aicusv wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 6:36 pm
Owner may have had a "parade helmet" as well?
So you think this might be a "Diensthelme" for everyday use?

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Re: Prussian Dragoon Officer Question

Post by aicusv » Tue May 07, 2019 12:30 pm

It's possible.
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