Prussian Dragoon Officer Question


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I recently viewed a Prussian Dragoon Officer helmet with all proper fittings, a single Prussian twin ring officer's Kokarde, and the "extra" pattern officer's liner with square leather tongues used before 1880. All parts looked as if they were never removed. I would date this helmet between 1871 - 1880.
The one unusual thing about this helmet was that the spike did not unscrew. All Dragoon regiments were authorized to wear a parade plume, so this seems odd.
Does anybody know why this might occur? Is there any reason an officer of Dragoons would buy a helmet in this configuration?

John :? :? :?