Model 1868 Bavarian Raupenhelm

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Model 1868 Bavarian Raupenhelm

Post by SkipperJohn » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:19 pm

This is a Model 1868 Bavarian Infantry Raupenhelm. This replaced the earlier Model 1845. This helmet could have seen service in the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871). There seems to be agreement that these helmets never saw service in World War 1. It was replaced in 1896 with the familiar Prussian style Pickelhaube.

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This helmet bears the Wappen of Ludwig II (King of Bavaria from 1864 to 1886).

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The Kokarde is silver and blue, but much of the silver color has washed away.

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The liner is the familiar tongue type similar to what was used on Pickelhauben. Please ignore the chrome washer and leather wedges. The Raupe was very loose and this helmet was missing the zinc washer that would normally be there. I placed a thick washer and two leather wedges under the hold down loop to make the Raupe tighter.

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This helmet is marked to the 11th Bavarian Infantry, and there is a date, but much of the date is now hidden underneath the visor trim, probably due to shrinkage or perhaps a period repair.

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There is also what appears to be a serial number "501377" stamped in the front visor.

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Re: Model 1868 Bavarian Raupenhelm

Post by Tony without Kaiser » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:34 pm

SkipperJohn wrote:. It was replaced in 1896 with the familiar Prussian style Pickelhaube.
1887 John was the rollover for Mannschaften to Pickelhauben. I love Bayern Raupenhelm and that is a wonderful example :thumbright:
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Re: Model 1868 Bavarian Raupenhelm

Post by SkipperJohn » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:11 pm

Tony without Kaiser wrote:
SkipperJohn wrote:. It was replaced in 1896 with the familiar Prussian style Pickelhaube.
1887 John was the rollover for Mannschaften to Pickelhauben. I love Bayern Raupenhelm and that is a wonderful example :thumbright:
Thanks Tony. Wonder where I got 1896???

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Re: Model 1868 Bavarian Raupenhelm

Post by J.LeBrasseur » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:10 pm

Nice example, way to go John!

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Re: Model 1868 Bavarian Raupenhelm

Post by kaiser » Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:58 am

Thats a nice raupe you have found.these have sutch a funny look with that raupe on top

Cool helmet :thumb up:

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Re: Model 1868 Bavarian Raupenhelm

Post by Westfront » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:47 am

Very nice raupe :thumb up:

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Re: Model 1868 Bavarian Raupenhelm

Post by pickelhauben » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:30 am

Another nice one.

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Re: Model 1868 Bavarian Raupenhelm

Post by SkipperJohn » Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:57 pm

And now it's a set:

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