My second pickelhaube restoration (1917)

Drewwerks

New member
Hi
Here is my next project a 1917 marked helmet with original (steel) M91 posts and brass visor trim.
Just like my first project this has been used as a fireman helmet at some point in it's life.
The hunt is on to find the correct steel fittings.
Regards
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b.loree

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Staff member
Have fun Drew, it is always very satisfying to restore one of these pieces of History!
 

Drewwerks

New member
Thanks guys
Here is an update with the holes plugged, all this damage is going to take quite a few coats of shellac to sort out.
Cheers
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Drewwerks

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OK fast forward a few weeks and many coats of shellac, rubbed down between coats.
Can anyone identify the makers mark?
More progress soon.
Regards
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Drewwerks

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Another couple of weeks later, the finish is as close as I'm going to get.
New eyelets fitted and finally found a spike.
More updates to follow.
Cheers
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b.loree

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Staff member
Very nice a great improvement. We do have a list of makers check there. Linked to Col. Joe Robinson's site.
 
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