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German Pickelhaube - Please help with info

Article about: Hello, I picked this one up on ebay for under \\$300. I do not know a lot about these so any info would be appreciated. Also how did I do on price? What do I need to complete it? I think I nee

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    Default German Pickelhaube - Please help with info

    Hello,
    I picked this one up on ebay for under $300.
    I do not know a lot about these so any info would be appreciated.
    Also how did I do on price?
    What do I need to complete it?
    I think I need at least one cockade (looks like there is one on the helmet)
    I have to repair the rear portion
    I have to get a chinstrap.
    Anything else?
    Sorry for the poor photos - I will take more when I have it in hand.
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    A little spit and shine and some thread and you'll have a nice display piece.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    The body isn't badly out of shape or broken and the liner is present. As said, a province cockade and some gentle clean and shine and you'll have a nice looking helmet. Best have a pro do the rear visor stitching, though, as 100 year old leather can be extremely touchy to work on. I wouldn't hold out much hope for finding a period chinstrap-most collectors if they need one are going to the aged replica straps. $300 is not a bad price at all. I've seen far worse conditioned for more. Nice find from out of the eBay jungle!
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    A 1895 Prussian enlisted mans Haube. Some TLC and that should make a nice display. Good luck on the cockardes and chin straps search!!!
    The pic's are very dark and it made it hard to Zoom in . Are there any markings on the inside of it???
    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    I agree with the above comments. IMO, a helmet like this
    is a perfect choice - first for getting it at a reasonable
    price, and second - spending a couple of enjoyable
    hours restoring it to it's former glory.

    Without going overboard cleaning it, it will end up
    a very respectable 100 year old Helmet.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Very nice example!

    Appears to have a mix of parts? Front visor trim is brass but rear spine is M1915 silvered steel?

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    It's hard to say for sure-it May be the lighting, as other parts have a yellow tint in some of the shots too. Zinc plated brass? The wappen seems to be.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Will be good to see in better light. Get a couple original cockades (not too hard to source), a nice aged c/s and she wil be a beauty!

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    Thanks guys for all the nice comments.
    I agree it is hard to tell from the photos (gold vs grey).
    It looks like all gold parts to me but hard to tell from the ebay pics.
    I only paid $265 shipped so I figured I would take a chance.
    I have these two cockades but I believe they would be wrong as they are for an officer's Pickelhaube, am I right?
    I will be posting them in another thread for info as I may be selling them and I need more info.
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    Buy your self some small leather needles. They have 3 edged tips. The needles won't do damage to the leather if used carefully.

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