Hussar Regiment #20 de troupe

Fur headdress worn by the light calvalry.

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Hussar Regiment #20 de troupe

Post by b.loree » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:28 pm

I have posted this piece previously but now that we have a section devoted to the busby, the photos and description belong here. A trooper busby marked to HR 20. King of Saxe 3 Husaren Regt. Nr 20, formed 1910, Headquarters: Bautzen, XII A K. The musicians parade plume which is not quite regulation, came with the piece and is real horse hair. The piece is also marked and dated under "la flamme". The photos:
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The Saxe feldzeichen is hand stitched as is correct. The seal fur is in fantastic shape, no missing hair. The wappen shield has a light silver wash over brass metal. The original chin strap is also in excellent condition. I do not feel that this piece was ever issued.
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Side view under la flamme which shows how the seal hide is stitched together. I have no explanation as to the brightness of these fittings, perhaps they are plated? The cane construction under the seal skin is correct and looks original, it has been shown previously. It is very faint, but in natural light, I see the date 1918 stamped under the 20 HR shown here.

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Re: Hussar Regiment #20 de troupe

Post by KAGGR#1 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:49 am

Brian ;
Very nice
The only thing that I notice is the " peg "
at the end of the Fangschnur .
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Re: Hussar Regiment #20 de troupe

Post by kaiser » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:25 pm

Aint that a beauty
This one has at least al its fur on it , have seen some other ones but they where bald

Nice catch :thumb up:

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Post by b.loree » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:48 am

Thanks guys, Steve I have no explanation for that. This is exactly how it came to me when I bought it. The dealer actually thought it might be a repro/fake because it was in such great condition and it was priced accordingly. So, I got a bargain on this one, for once, which every collector deserves! This is one of my most treasured pieces in my collection.
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Re: Hussar Regiment #20 de troupe

Post by Adler » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:47 am

Looking great!

The date of 1918 might indicate that is was supposed to be worn with the friedensuniform.

I've seen more of these "pale" fittings, they look a lot like anodized aluminum...

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Re: Hussar Regiment #20 de troupe

Post by KAGGR#1 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:50 pm

Brian ;
Nothing to be concerned about
IF the little peg is incorrect
then that makes the helmet
99.9 % correct
I would not know how to correct that
even if not correct
that "log " as I remember
is part of the end of the Fangschnur
How could it be added , anyway ?
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Re: Hussar Regiment #20 de troupe

Post by b.loree » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:11 pm

Many thanks Karel and Steve, as always, great to have you with us here on the forum.
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Post by edwin » Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:17 am

Awesome!

Thanks for sharing :D

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Re: Hussar Regiment #20 de troupe

Post by Westfront » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:44 am

Beautiful busbie :thumb up:

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Re: Hussar Regiment #20 de troupe

Post by 911car » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:30 pm

It is always nice to see this beautiful busby again, Brian. Probably the most difficult headgear to be found in good condition, especially enlisted examples. Have you ever restored one?

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Post by b.loree » Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:05 pm

No Bruno, I have not....I would not even know where to start :o
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Re: Hussar Regiment #20 de troupe

Post by edwin » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:27 am

Apparently, the link to the pics is dead :(

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Post by b.loree » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:12 pm

Pics have now been reposted Edwin....thanks for giving me a small push to get working on restoring my pics. :thumb up:
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Post by Neil Young » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:37 pm

That is indeed a beautiful Busby.
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