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    Prussian Feldzeichen for enlisted Husaren Busby

    Thanks for the explanation Alan :)
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    Prussian Feldzeichen for enlisted Husaren Busby

    Hi Alan, Is there a difference between a busby and a Tschako Feldzeichen? Lars
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    First attempt at a helmet restoration

    Hi Steve, The chinstrap looks good in its current state so I would leave it alone. Regards, Lars
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    Improved Website content “Development history of the Pickelhaube in Prussia“

    Fantastic Sandy, Very well done!!! Just had a quick glance and I'm really impressed :D I will read it calmly when I have more time. Thank you for making this effort, much appreciated. Regards, Lars
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    The Van Bosstraeten Auction

    Congratulations Amy, Your single purchase exceeds my whole collection by far :p Regards, Lars
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    Basket case JR. 111

    Very nice regimentally marked M15 helmet :) Looks untouched, I think it will clean up nicely.
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    IR 92 Bat. I & II

    That's a stunning grouping Ed!
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    Evolution

    Thanks Bruno for posting this very interesting comparison :) Hi Philippe, I don't think the "R" has been made illegible on purpose, as this "rubbed" part of the Hinterschirm is present both on the left and the right side, imo more likely due to some type of Überzug being worn. Regards, Lars
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    WW1 German M-16 camouflage helmet of the Prussian "Gardekorps", with The Name of the soldier. Size 64

    Thank you, excellent explanation and pictures (y)
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    WW1 German M-16 camouflage helmet of the Prussian "Gardekorps", with The Name of the soldier. Size 64

    That's an incredibly good fake :eek: I know that a lot of the camo helmets are post war fabrications, but the helmet itself looks completely correct, with the correct colour and aging on the inside, when compared to my M18 Stahlhelm. That is just scary. Regards, Lars
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    First attempt at a helmet restoration

    Thanks Louis and Steve, I fully agree that this is a private purchase helmet, but as far as I know enlisted men and one-year volunteers were also allowed to use private purchase helmets when off-duty. Regards, Lars
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    First attempt at a helmet restoration

    Hi Steve, Nice project :) Really looking forward to your updates. What makes this an NCO helmet? It's private purchase, but without the cockades how can you tell it's NCO? Regards, Lars
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    Expert opinion/thoughts required please on this helmet?

    Hi Mark, If you search for Stahlhelm on this forum you will find plenty of pictures of original examples to compare with, but typically the rim looks much more professionally rolled, the protrusions have the wrong proportions, and the leather band inside the helmet should be a single thick piece...
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    Expert opinion/thoughts required please on this helmet?

    Many small details seem to be off, I wouldn't buy it, looks like a copy to me EDIT: general shape of the helmet, quality of rolled rim, protrusion ("horns") for steel front plate, leather band on the inside, just to name a few
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    Feldmütze I.R. 172 Blau

    Thanks Tony, I tried with water and a Q-tip, and the light blue stains are made of a water-soluble blue paste, and the stains on the red fabric are made of a water-soluble transparent substance. It seems a previous owner did this to hide damage to the fabric. I would prefer not to have the...
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