Bavarian M15 Artillary helmet

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Bavarian M15 Artillary helmet

Post by J.LeBrasseur » Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:22 pm

I know, I know, no regimental markings so no way to prove it is an original artillary helmet, but in my heart I am sure it is!!!

Either way, just picked up this beauty, and I am convinced it was never issued. Liner is still supple and show no real wear, and original leather tie string is still tied up in one eyelet.

has the same maker mark stamped twice, I cannot make it out?

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Post by Tony without Kaiser » Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:58 pm

Lovely. The real beauty of it is, that without contradictory unit markings, no-one can really question it. Way to go James. :thumbright:
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Post by Gustaf » Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:50 pm

Hey Slim,
It looks good from the first look, but on closer inspection, it is a modern reproduction, worth about 100 bucks, but since I like you, I am willing to take it off your hands for 150 bucks. I would hate for you to have to look at this helmet every day. The real give away is the size, at size 58, it would be a very unusual example if it was real. Very nice.
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Post by joerookery » Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:40 pm

has the same maker mark stamped twice, I cannot make it out?
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this one is on our list and already has been tied to an M15 Bavarian artillery. Always good to check the list!
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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:48 pm

Thanks Joe, I went through the list and must have missed that one!

This one was on a Bavarian Atriallry helmet huh! that makes me happy and reinforces that I think this one is correct.

thanks again

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PS GUS I only use Paul's credit card when he is not looking!
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Post by Lost Skeleton » Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:21 pm

Super nice, James. Congratulations!

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Post by pattiewhack » Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:55 pm

nice find! :D

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Post by 911car » Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:43 am

Beautiful helmet James! Joe the maker was actually in Nurnberg (aka Nuremberg). I have the other version of the 1915 bavarian artillery helmet, with the cruciform basis and fluted splike with Perlring.
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Post by b.loree » Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:33 pm

Hi James:
Looking at your pics, I believe that you have a nice honest piece here, probably a "Bond Helme" that was never issued to any particular unit. If you look closely at the patina and colour of the fittings it all looks the same. It is very hard to piece together one of these M15s as the paint colours on the replacement fittings seldom match the original. I think that this is an excellent helmet ! Brian
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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:38 pm

Thanks all for the comments!

Brian- My first thought was war bond helmet as well, for sure it is in excellent shape!

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Post by zipperheads9 » Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:28 pm

James
Nice kugel . Nice to see an M15 in really nice shape.
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Post by flasheart » Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:01 am

James,

That helmet will go very nicely with the tunic and trousers I just acquired. Just send it over via express post and I promise it will have a good home.

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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:38 am

Mike- keep watching your mailbox! :D
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Post by Gustaf » Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:05 am

Hey Mike,
Speaking of watching the mailbox, the Grabenpanzer and Grenade bags that you gave me have not arrived yet, but I am still blissfully waiting.
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Post by joerookery » Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:13 pm

Grabenpanzer
Did you see that postcard that modeled this piece of equipment and went for $170 last weekend?
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Post by Gustaf » Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:22 pm

Nope, it is getting so that the equipment is so costly, the photos are nearly bring the same price as the real thing did a few years ago.
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