Model 1845 Bavarian Raupenhelm

SkipperJohn

Well-known member
This is a Model 1845. This model was used by the Bavarian Infantry in both the Austro-Prussian War (1866) and the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871). This helmet was manufactured between 1864, when Ludwig II (King from 1864-1886) was King, and 1868 when it was replaced with a newer, lightweight model.

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The chinscales are quite ornate on these early models:

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It bears the Wappen of Ludwig II, which is held on with loops and leather wedges:

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The liner is "triangle cut". The tongues were not used on these helmets until the Model 1868 appeared:

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John :)
 

KAGGR 1870

Member
Hello
I am sory but the internal fixing of the caterpillar is not true,
(this is fixed by a leather strap and never by nuts)
regards
Bernard
 
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