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    Strange Metal M15 Ersatz photos

    I’ve conducted a magnet test and have concluded that the helmet is NOT STEEL! The shell itself is not magnetic and is therefore not steel. The Wappen, spike base, spike, rivets, and metal liner band are magnetic, however. I’m unsure if this means that it’s either tin or aluminum. Does anyone...
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    Strange Metal M15 Ersatz photos

    I’m sorry everyone I’ve tried posting several times and the photos won’t post. I’ve gotten them onto Imgur as suggested but it still won’t let me import onto here https://imgur.com/gallery/ol1WUd2
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    Strange Metal M15 Ersatz photos

    Hello all, I’ve finally received the Metal Ersatz helmet I posted about a month ago and am now posting better up close photos as requested by b.loree. Unfortunately as expected both the chinstrap and cockades are reproductions. I was told that the underside and how the Wappen and bolts are...
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    M18 Ear Cut out

    Yes, there is! It's R1783. Here's a photo.
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    M18 Ear Cut out

    whoops, here is the front.
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    M18 Ear Cut out

    Hello all apologies as my last post on the helmet had the photos deleted somehow... Have received the M18 Cut out and it is indeed genuine, angles and maker's stamp and all. I believe the damage to be de-milling as opposed to shrapnel damage unfortunately. Please let me know what you think of it!
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    M18 Ear Cut Out

    Hey guys, wondering about this damaged M18 ECO. The last pic shows as too large but it has ET 64 and looks all good to me. Was wondering with its current condition what a good price would be to pay for this. Looks to retain a good amount of original paint but obviously no liner and there is...
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    Latest Find ...

    Just a gorgeous helmet! Love the detailed photo work as well! Doesn’t get much better than this!
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    Medic’s M1915 Adrian

    Wanted to share this very nice French Medic’s Adrian in my collection.. complete with chinstrap and early blue liner.
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    Ersatz Metal Pickelhaube I’ve just won on Grenadier auctions...

    Thank you very much for your insight! I’m glad we were able to pinpoint its make, I was rather confused on that. Other than the chinstrap I’m confident that this is completely original and I will likely search for a replacement chinstrap. Overall I am happy with the purchase and I’m sure it will...
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    Ersatz Metal Pickelhaube I’ve just won on Grenadier auctions...

    I never said they were the same helmet the illustration references that these helmets were repainted feldgrau in 1917. Are you saying that you think this entire helmet is a reproduction?
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    Ersatz Metal Pickelhaube I’ve just won on Grenadier auctions...

    Here is the illustration from the book I’m referencing.
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    Ersatz Metal Pickelhaube I’ve just won on Grenadier auctions...

    Thank you for these lovely photos of your steel Pickelhaube, but the helmet itself doesn’t look to be a one-piece steel helmet like yours does, it has separate visor pieces from what I can see. After doing more research and looking at illustrations from “Pickelhauben” by Johansson, this looks...
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    Ersatz Metal Pickelhaube I’ve just won on Grenadier auctions...

    I am very interested to hear what others have to say about the validity of the Wappen plate and spike rivets. From what I can see they are also painted feldgrau.
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    Ersatz Metal Pickelhaube I’ve just won on Grenadier auctions...

    Hello all! I’ve just won this metal enlisted Pickelhaube on Grenadier auctions! It looks to be complete although the chinstrap is a little suspicious to me. What opinions do you fellows have? Hammer price was $850.
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    Private Purchase Pickelhaube Impulse Buy

    It will not allow me to post the other picture of the liner but I assure you the liner is fantastic
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    Private Purchase Pickelhaube Impulse Buy

    I just won this off of an impulse on eBay... very interesting piece, I don’t believe it to be “battle damaged” but I think the price was right for what it is. I paid $334 for it. I think there are some mismatched pieces such as the spike... was $334 a good price for this or did I get burned...
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    Young(ish) Collector’s Collection

    Thank you very much for your kind words! I've been in the market for an M95 or perhaps a Shako for a while now but the market has been tough! Hopefully I'll have something new to display soon enough! Mike
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    Young(ish) Collector’s Collection

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    Young(ish) Collector’s Collection

    Hello! I have been a collector for about 5 years now, I am 21 and collect from the First World War, my collection consists of all countries but lately I’ve been primarily collecting Imperial German. I’ve only one Pickelhaube at the moment, a Prussian M15 marked to the 30th Pionier Regiment. I...
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