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Article about: I bought this chupka? at a flea market. Does anyone have any photos of what this helmet is really supposed to look like? The mortarboard is pretty beat up and wonder if this helmet is worth

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    I bought this chupka? at a flea market. Does anyone have any photos of what this helmet is really supposed to look like? The mortarboard is pretty beat up and wonder if this helmet is worth a front plate and other accessories. Any information would be appreciated.
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    Looks like a original Uhlan chapska (czapka)you found yourself there!
    Any chance to get better (lighter and closer)pictures.
    Pictures of the inside would be great as well.
    cheers
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Here is what is should look like, IF it is a Prussian helmet!
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
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    Thanks Stuka for your response and the photo. Here are more photos of my helmet. There is some obvious repair work.
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    Hey Pablo,
    there is work to be done on thise one!
    Glad to see it still got's his original liner.
    The upper part of the visor is missing like 3 to 4 mm, the part above the stiching is gone, and so the visor in no longer (well) attached to the helmet,exept by the two metal rivets on the sides.
    The square top part also had to indured som dammages.
    It seems to have been a Prussian Uhlan all right, as one can still see the impression/print or shade of the Imperial eagle.
    I like it if you don't intend to restore, or complete it and if it comes up for trade, let me know!
    cheers
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Pablo...a perfectly good "M1915 Ulanan Tschapka", in need of some TLC, it can be restored...and will look good when complete, congratulations on your find !
    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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    In regards to restoration, any suggestions? I guess I will need a plate, chinstrap, and kockades. I thought about using the chinstrap to cover up the junction between the visor and the place where the stitching used to be.

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    Quote by Pablo View Post
    In regards to restoration, any suggestions? I guess I will need a plate, chinstrap, and kockades. I thought about using the chinstrap to cover up the junction between the visor and the place where the stitching used to be.
    Absolutley.....you have nailed it !
    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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    The chinstrap will not cover the whole junction especialy on the sides, but it is worth the try.
    Beware the helmet plate is different to the one's on the spike helmets, they are much smaler for chapska's and shako's!
    But that is indeed what you need.
    cheers
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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