Yes I love ersatz pichelhaube.

Here is a experimental bavarian alpine troops' helmet. We know only four lightly different examples in the world.
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I was just looking over this fantastic collection of helmets and wanted to share a post card from my collection showing something very similar to this style of Bavarian Helm that was issued to Bavarian Machine-gun units



The card translates to Machine-gun detachment on the march ( New Uniform )

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I was just looking over this fantastic collection of helmets and wanted to share a post card from my collection showing something very similar to this style of Bavarian Helm that was issued to Bavarian Machine-gun units

Wonderful post card, John Josef.The so-called "scroll helmets" are not common to see nowaday.

The card translates to Machine-gun detachment on the march ( New Uniform )

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I was just looking over this fantastic collection of helmets and wanted to share a post card from my collection showing something very similar to this style of Bavarian Helm that was issued to Bavarian Machine-gun units

Here is a bavarian scroll helmet.

The card translates to Machine-gun detachment on the march ( New Uniform )

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Do you happen to have a side view ? I'm really curious to see the neck skirt and how it attached . :unsure:

Great collection by the way (y)(y)

I will admit to seeing them and not knowing what they were in my youth. I used to pass them by because I thought they were not Military. I wish I knew then what I know now, but that part of life. There were no really good reference books and certainly no internet. :cry:
 
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Do you happen to have a side view ? I'm really curious to see the neck skirt and how it attached . :unsure:

Great collection by the way (y)(y)

I will admit to seeing them and not knowing what they were in my youth. I used to pass them by because I thought they were not Military. I wish I knew then what I know now, but that part of life. There were no really good reference books and certainly no internet. :cry:
Sorry no neck shirt in my one. However this accessory was a fabric flap fixed arounds the helmet body with a small leather chinstrap.
 
Hello Zébédée :)
I discovered this post this evening. Well done. I've been at it all evening. Thank you so much. You must find yourself a bit lonely...
I'll try to accompany you on these subjects as soon as I have a moment.
 
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As you can see the liner is clearly marked "J.Bambus & Co - Berlin, O. - Petersburgerstr. 77".
Fascinating in my opinion.
There is also signed the name of the ancient owner but unfortunately is difficult to read.
 
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