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    Help with identifying pickelhaube helmet

    Thanks for the photo, sorry but it's a reproduction. The real ones are never flat but slightly convex. And the axle is always offset to the rear. Likewise, the stitching is always perfect and the axle is held securely by the leather buckle. Below: cast bronze chinstrap loop: Below is an...
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    Help with identifying pickelhaube helmet

    Good evening, on the whole, I agree with Le Kaiser. The Cockade are copies, and I have big doubts about the chinstrap. We need a close-up of the stitching behind the brass loops. The black liner shows an M96 (for Bavaria) transformed into an M16 (for Bavaria). Apart from the italicized R...
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    Officer's Helm Authenticity

    Me too, these are the distinctive helmets of elite, or prestigious, troops (Leib-Regiment, Grenadier-Regiment, Pionier-Rgt, Police etc...) Their price is therefore higher.
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    Officer's Helm Authenticity

    Hello, I agree with Amy and Jvpi, All original, a good PB officer's helmet. Worn and used , the cap is a bit worn, and there is a cut on the rear spine at the level of the return under the head cover. But nothing serious.
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    Un M60, vieux régiments (Grenadier 7) M42/57/60

    I have another 42/57/60, which this time was simply cut in half at the top, front to back. In the first photo, you can clearly see the flattened, beheaded ovoid shape. Here, unlike the previous model, the bottom of the hull remains untouched. The sinusoidal leather side reinforcement remains...
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    Un M60, vieux régiments (Grenadier 7) M42/57/60

    Bonjour Tony, Ce GR7 a été raccourci non seulement en haut, mais également en bas. Cela se voit au trou de 2 cm percé plus haut pour fixer la jugulaire, ainsi qu'à la trace de l'ancien renfort en cuir, coupé puis recousu plus haut. En revanche, la coque du M42 est fréquemment découpée par le...
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    Chinscale Question Revised.

    Infra, a See-Bataillon, with a curved scale chinstrap. Below, 3 soldiers of the 1st Eisenbahn: 3 different chinstraps: ---Top M87 with post-side hook. ---Left M91 leather, with post-side. ---Right M91 with scales, with post-side. Yet another demonstration of the difference between...
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    Un M60, vieux régiments (Grenadier 7) M42/57/60

    Thank you for your messages of sympathy. Please note that when the M42 was recycled, the technician didn't bother to remove the upper screw from the rear spine. As a result, it is capped by the tip of the rear arm of the cross base. On the new M60s, the screw head is 2 cm lower. Another point...
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    Un M60, vieux régiments (Grenadier 7) M42/57/60

    Hello, very happy to be able to share my latest acquisition : A rare 42/60 model of one of the 12 old Prussian line regiments, now Grenadier-Regiment. The eagle is of the new M60 model with Vaterland-Bandeau, but here, the Prussian Grenadier eagle has a 5-ply bandeau instead of 3 for the line...
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    Is that a good Mle 1867 prussian enlisted Pickelhaube

    Yes, it's an unmodified M67 (in '71, the rear spine was returned). Quite easy to restore the details it should never have left. To do this, simply swap the M87 point without Perlring, with a good M67 point, larger in size, and with Perlring. Next, this M95 line eagle needs to be removed, with...
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    Chinscale Question Revised.

    In theory, M91 chinstraps with scales were reserved for parade use. In garrison, for service or in the field, only leather chinstraps were used. But with mobilisation and the shortage, anything was possible.
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    Württemberg (1916dated) M15 Pickelhaube

    Absolutely! Also found on M95/14 or brass.
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    To translate or not? That is the question!

    Hello, I learnt this the hard way when I made my first contribution here on this forum. I translated the word "post side" from French into English. The google translator translated it as trunnion with cock, which got me into trouble with the member I was replying to, who thought I was...
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    Chinese New Year

    And I, I see a dragon on an IOD 89. :amour:
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    Hessian FAR25 Officer Helmet 1915 model with the swords

    In fact, the Hessian officer's helmets are a continuation of the old type of rear spine of the Prussian "troop" dragon helmet. Prussian "troop" dragon helmet. These 2 rivets remained until the outbreak of war, but disappeared from later production (Neuer Art).
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    Hessian FAR25 Officer Helmet 1915 model with the swords

    This is a private purchase fantasy. The same goes for the vent cover. Here it's a domed cover, like on infantry bolt-ons. Artillery lids were flatter, with bumpy circles.
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    Hessian FAR25 Officer Helmet 1915 model with the swords

    Hello, thanks for sharing. Extraordinary! Yes, normally Louis' star is screwed diagonally, like the lion's body. Infra, only 2 diagonal screw-nuts. Exclusive to FAR25. This diagonal can even be seen on some FAR25 troops (without star) M95/14 (brass) or M15 (grey steel). Infra : Infra, only 2...
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    Identification help needed with shell case

    Hello, Many of the forts around Metz were protected by eclipse turrets, with 2 howitzers and a very short barrel for curved or taut shot . Because of the short length of the barrel, the casing had to be short too, to allow the shell to be guided as well as possible...
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    The crazy war room

    Hello Zeb, :amour:(o) Everything is beautiful, but the Tchapka M43s are exceptional.
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    IR88 Nassauisches nr2 haube, enlisted men.

    I have a 0fficer of the 2nd of Nassau, and a troop in felt. The former normally has the banners attached and soldered to the eagle, and the latter shows a "late" eagle, stamped in the single sheet of brass (eagle and banners). Note the gilded appearance of the officer's trim and the troop's...
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