Helmet opinions

daveww

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Dear All
I have had this helmet for some time. I think the spike and chin strap are reproes. I think the rest is ok
It has no makers or regimental numbers can I have your opinions please?

David
 

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daveww

New member
Forgot to say the holes for the Wappen are 100mm apart ? And the helmet size is small marked 53 inside.
 

b.loree

Administrator
Staff member
Welcome Dave. I believe the Reichs kokarde to be a repro or at least repainted. The spike base brads are also reproductions due to the fact that the prongs are copper, they should be brass. The brass grommets in the front of the shell are positioned for the original helmet plate that was put on it when made. To me the spacing of the holes indicates that this was a Prussian Guard helmet plate not the Prussian line infantry which is on it now. Last, there should be a black painted tin disc on the inside of the helmet supporting the spike.
 

daveww

New member
Thank you for help b.loree . You have confirmed what I though I am new to collecting Pickelhaubes so you help is invaluable.
The body and the brass spine are the only original parts. It will be a new project for me to get original parts to restore it
Thanks again

David
 

JohnS3rd

Active member
Welcome to the forum. You have come to the right place for honest information concerning all things Pickelhaube.
Bestregards,
John
 

daveww

New member
Thanks John I feel I am on the right track now. I now have try and get original items to replace the reproes
This has been a great education for me.
 
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