Question On Hessian Grays

pickelhauben

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Hey Guys,

Given the Germans did not throw anything away , I have 2 Hessian grays with cross bases.
One with a standard spike and one with an arty ball.
Both with extra holes for a standard spike base that the cross covers up.
Both with NO extra holes behind the plates.
Hessian plates have a different wire lug pattern that will not fit a Prussian, Sax or Bav plate.
So the plates are original to the helmets.
Was this a common trait with the Hessian helmets or a common trait with the helmets post war ?
Does anyone else have a Hessian helmet like this ?
 

JohnS3rd

Well-known member
Pickelhauben
Do you have any pictures to show us? Not that I know but other more experienced may be able to tell yo.
Best regards
John
 
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