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    Hi Guyīs, I am brand new here, and very happy to have found this forum :-)

    I have been collecting german stuff from ww1 and ww2 for about 30 years on and off. Right now is on !!

    I just came across a Pickelhaube my self about a month ago ! It is stamped 1915 and with the mentioned painted iron fittings. Unfortunately the chinstrap cocardes and front "charnier"? on the cap is missing. Does anyone knows if repros are available anywhere, cause I have only come across brass repros ?

    I got the helmet from a friend of mine, whos father bought it in Belgium in 1925 !! The missing parts is because my friend used it for playing when he was about 7 years old !! But when you get it for free, you donīt complain too much :-)

    Best regards
    Marc

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    Hi Marc and welcome ! its great to see more Imperial collectors here !..post some photographs of your Pickelhaube, an M1915 model by your description....chinstraps and cockades are available on both Germany & France E-Bay, have a look there.... it is quite acceptable to put these replica parts on a Pickelhaube.
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Attachment 454356Hi Steve, I already bought cocardes and chinstrap on e-bay.de, but I could only find the "charnier" for the front cap in silverplated brass, I need it in iron !
    I guess I will have to make one myself. I have mounted the brass one for now, but I donīt think I will keep it that way !
    I am collecting both ww1 and ww2 german stuff, but I really enjoy the period around the turn of the century, it was then modern warfare developed a lot :-)

    Venlig hilsen
    Marc

    ps Just a quick one with my I-Phone ;-)
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    Marc....That's a nice original Prussian line Infantry M15 Pickelhaube....I would age the chinstrap, a bit of sanding and candle smoke should do the trick ! the visor trims are available from time to time on E-Bay, be patient and one will come along......thanks for showing.
    Prost ! Steve.

    I have turned your photo round......hope you do not mind.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Hi Steve,
    I am going to age the chinstrap, but I just got it, and had to try it on emediately :-)

    And thanks for turning......

    Venlig hilsen
    Marc

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    Hi Steve,
    I have done some aging on the chinstrap and cocardes. It looks much better and thanks a lot for the advice using candlesmoke ! I havenīt thought of that :-)

    MFG
    Marc

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    Hi Steve, I have done some aging on the chinstrap and cocardes. It looks much better and thanks a lot for the advice using candlesmoke ! I havenīt thought of that :-)MFGMarc
    Glad to hear it about it Marc...post some photos of how it looks now......
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    As it looks now ! I am still looking for a iron visor brim ! :-)

    Mfg
    Marc


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    its a wonderful and sympathetic way you have done this,well done,best from george

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    WOW the sanding and candle smoke trick worked out awesome!!!!!!!
    Great tip Steve!.I need some cockards for my Baden 1895. I will have to check out those other ebays.
    It looking great unimarc.
    Semper Fi
    Phil

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