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  1. tony v

    Named Infantry Regiment 76 Pickelhaube.

    Hello, This a "probable" bring back but the story was very sketchy when I bought it so can't claim it's 100% picked up on the field. It is however certainly battered about enough to have been brought back and is a nice named 1915 pattern other ranks for Infantry 76 from Hamburg. (twice) I have...
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    Austrian steel helmet and friends.

    Bravo...I do like the berndorf !
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    90 pieces of WW1 German/Austrian Militaria for sale.

    Thanks Charles, it was actually a really difficult decision to take. All the bits have have been with me a while...luckily I still have toys left in the cabinet :oops:
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    90 pieces of WW1 German/Austrian Militaria for sale.

    Yep, 90 bits from my collection up for sale. Easiest way to show it was to set up my own web shop which has gone live this week. Please feel free to follow the link below should you wish to browse. If something takes your fancy then please PM me and make yourself known as I have offered to...
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    SUMMER MEMORIES... THE CONSTRUCTION SITE BATTLEFIELD

    ahhh...happy days. I was also never in the house when not at school.....1970's era school child me. My dad was well handy with the wood work and made me and my friends wooden swords and shields, for which we all made stencils and painted on our own coat of arms. True knights. Then of course...
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    My Helmet family

    Bravo.
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    German medical collection

    bravo !
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    CCJ collection

    bravo.
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    A Pictorial Comparison of Austrian Helmets.

    Now paint is often described as earth brown when compared with field grey for the Germans and this is not a bad rule of thumb. You will see from these shots that the colour varies and some are greener than others, The interesting point is that on Berndorf allows us to see how the paint has...
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    A Pictorial Comparison of Austrian Helmets.

    For comparison here is the Berndorf system first introduced in their initial offering of 140,000 helmets. This one is a "parts" helmet, all original bits but just not to this helmet. The paint colour differences I will address later...
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    A Pictorial Comparison of Austrian Helmets.

    These two are the Berndorf made helmet in the Hungarian model style but with the later liner where the chinstrap bales fit directly onto the steel band.
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    A Pictorial Comparison of Austrian Helmets.

    Third example a pure home made helmet based on the GERMAN style. A different take on attaching the chin strap to the bales.
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    A Pictorial Comparison of Austrian Helmets.

    Second example is another German shell but this one had had the m91 fitting removed and replaced with a bale for the strap to go through. Again the Austrian liner and acceptance marks from the factory inspector. This system of fitting the chin strap made it much more secure.
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    A Pictorial Comparison of Austrian Helmets.

    First example shows how the Austrian,s used a steel band to attach the liner to the shell and a canvas strap rather than a leather one. The pads are the same except they had metal grommits at the end of the tongue to stop the leather ripping. In order to accommodate the m91 lug they made their...
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    A Pictorial Comparison of Austrian Helmets.

    The six examples here are, two imported German shells fitted with Austrian liners, a Berndorf made helmet, a "German Model" made Austrian helmet and two "Hungarian Model" made Berndorf helmets, late war.
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    A Pictorial Comparison of Austrian Helmets.

    Hello, I thought I would do a show and tell of Austrian Stahlhelm to try and demonstrate the different styles, types, chinstraps, liners and paint. At first glance they do look basically the same as the German one, and with a cursory inspection it could be argued that they are remarkably...
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    Austrian steel helmet and friends.

    Fabulous pieces. Your right about how hard it is to put together anything KuK. Rare but worth the looking. Thanks for sharing. Would be interested to see more pictures of the helmet cover if possible. cheers Tony V
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    Feldmütze I.R. 172 Blau

    I didn't realise it was a collector repair ! Definitely give it some thought then as once you start removing there is no going back ! Good luck.
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