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    Older Helmets with updated Eagle Wappen

    More: I had very interesting correspondence with a member Michael on this observation, that some older helmets such as this M1857 clearly has an M1871 eagle Wappen. It should be noted though, that the eagle Wappen is an issue pattern (solid crown). Old helmet + updated Wappen. Also, most...
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    Older Helmets with updated Eagle Wappen

    From this interesting thread, I find this a remarkable image, as Billy Wilder is wearing an M1842 Kürassier Metalhelm, with a modified Wappen to the 1860 regulations. Then there are the four Oscars behind him which is remarkable. I wonder where that helmet is now? On 10 May 1860 a Bandeau was...
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    Pioneer Batl 10 enlisted helmet

    Steve these seem to be all the same photographer. Is that you?
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    Model 1867 Prussian Canteen

    Thank you John I really appreciate the confidence, but please look at anything I have or say with a critical eye. I make errors like everyone. I do it daily actually…… That etching is VERY interesting. I believe period drawings are typically spot-on and accurate. Many artists had soldiers pose...
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    Model 1867 Prussian Canteen

    Here are pages 108/109 from Pietsch, P. (year unknown) Formations und Uniformierungsgeschichte des Preussen Heeres 1908 bis 1914. Verlag: Helmut Gerhard Schulz, Hamburg (reprinted 1963) Nr. 16 is the M1867
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    Final Decision on Forum Monetization

    No, domain name is about $35 USD if Brian is the same as mine. That's not the expense. It's the storage which is the platform and images that runs into the many $. Pet peeve: If people would not upload 5MB + raw cell phone images from their phone, and crop them (easy) to about 500 kb like I...
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    Private Messages/Conversations Issue

    Steve brought up a very good point. Why is there not a big DONATE on top of the main Forum home page? If people have to look for it, they won’t donate. You are losing money to help you pay the hosting fees and Joel who probably doesn’t work for free and does an excellent job. Or am I not...
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    Regimental Stein – 14th (1st Baden) Field Artillery

    Here you go Steve. Obtained this superb Baden FAR from my friend Brian Loree. One of my favourite FAR helmets https://www.kaisersbunker.com/dunkelblau/helmets/dbh84.htm
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    Saxon Pionier Straps in my collection

    Now we're talking. Well done.
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    Le sabre et le goupillon

    Thank you Bruno. As for the EK2, could be 1870 as post 1871 most veterans wore the EK with the ribbon in this fashion.
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    Reserve Cross stamped into body of wappen?

    Which is why you need to see the reverse. Always. No reverse image = no buy. Walk away..........
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    Prussian Army meets Steam Punk

    Wow. Does anyone out there who has been a soldier think you’d be able to run around a battlefield with all these metal plates hanging down to the middle of your chest? Good luck aiming your rifle.
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    Reserve Cross stamped into body of wappen?

    One last thing I forgot; some manufacturers of private purchase (officer) Wappen used a brass or Tombak Landwehr cross and then silver washed it (issued are always (Neusilber). Those silver washes fade over the years, and you end up with, for example, a brass eagle with a brass Landwehr cross...
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    Le sabre et le goupillon

    Bruno would you mind explaining this a bit more? Many of us, (including myself) have probably never heard of this.
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    Reserve Cross stamped into body of wappen?

    Steve the primary reason that the Landwehr cross is always a separate layover (for all ranks including issued) is that in this case the eagle would have been frosted gilt, and the cross would have been frosted silver. No company would manufacture a Prussian eagle of any pattern with the cross as...
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