Well the Dragoon 'haube arrived 2 days ago and last night I was able to smuggle it into the house and unpack it before the wife got home
No photos for the foreseeable but I can add that the wappen is fixed on threaded posts which may indicate an M1871 model if the reference made on Kaiser's Bunker is correct. Additionally, the spike only has 2 ventilation holes compared to the 6 holes introduced with the later 1887 model. The chinscales are fixed to the shell via bent pins. Am I correct in thinking its an 1871 model?