Lieb Kurassier Regt. Grosser Kurfurst (Schelesisches) Nr.1 EM

JohnM

Active member
Folks,

For your entertainment, here is my KR1 grouping complete with cuirass.

I am fortunate to have both the M1894 and the M1889 helmets so here are both.

Enjoy,

John











 

911car

Well-known member
Great Leib Kurassier Konvolut! Surprisingly, the 1889 helmet looks more "modern" than the 1894 model: flatter top, more vertical lobster tail... is it dated?
 

JohnM

Active member
Thank you for all the kind words gentlemen. I had hoped you would enjoy the ensemble. It is now one of my favorites!

I have the matching KR1 cartouche but having a devil of a time finding the bandolier. Guess, I will keep up my quest.

Bruno,

I also like the look of the M1889. It reminds me of a Lachmann. There are no manufacturer or date stamps on the shell. The only markings I have been able to find are, LK regiment stamp under the left cockade/chinscale, a small "4E" and a "18" which I assume are squadron and a property number. The helmet has a thin brown leather lobstertail covering which I found interesting. I suspect that to protect the koller collar from this particular design. In addition this wappen seems to be a single stamped plate (however I can't be 100% sure as I cannot remove the wappen for fear of breaking the posts). The M1896 has a soldered on scroll making it a 2 piece design.



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John
 

cptbob

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Some period artwork of those bad boys in action during the Franco-Prussian war. Don't think I would want to be an infantryman see them riding down on me!

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911car

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Many items were collected after the war on the battlefield illustrated above (Poupry-Loigny). Now exhibited in a museum. Worth a visit if you are traveling by. Not far from Paris.

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2nd.Leibhusar

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Hi John, superb ensemble !! love it =D>
Definitely my favorite among the curassiers
I've only got the helmet and keep searching for the rest.....hopefully one day... :D
 
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