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 :-)