Prussian ersatz kugel

Dear All,

It has been ages since I posted anything!

Here is a fairly recent acquisition: a little felt for a Prussian artilleryman, named. The helmet has aged nicely with with all the metal parts having aged nicely and turned almost black. The interesting feature is the chinstrap which appears to be original. I do not know whether it is original to the helmet (metal parts are painted grey) but it fits dead well with the helmet and could be an original wartime replacement.

It is the only helmet I have with that kind of chinstrap so any thoughts on it are more than welcome.

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coert65

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I second that! Looks like a very original felt arty haube.
I have seen various canvas chinstraps, but they are rare, not encountered very often. To me, it looks original.

Regards, Coert.
 
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