Hi all saw this 1895 (Prussian Guard??) Picklehaube in a local gun shop and couldn't resist!!! (Now identified as actually more likely an M1887!! Thanks to you guys!!
first off its missing its spike of course...its hole has an old cork wedged in it!!! ... and a few other parts look incorrect!!?? (studs for the also missing strap) but plus point!! ...cokardes have been held in place by the hooks and not lost!!! it has markings to the tail visor??? and a date which looks more like 1887??? than 1897!!!!
front and rear visor stitching is intact too "bonus"!!!!!! its is however a little misshapen but I have it fitted to a head sculpt to try to rectify this!!!!
I hope with a bit of your excellent expert knowledge and help.... and also a fair bit of work!! it should eventually look pretty good!!!
if you could please also let me know which of the missing parts would be correct for this model (i.e. scaled chinstrap ..or not!????)