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Is this picklehaube original?

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    Default Is this picklehaube original?

    I am interested in purchasing this helmet, I would like authenticity opinions please!
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    Last edited by IHaveTrueGrit; 08-03-2014 at 11:29 PM.

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    Damaged but certainly original.

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    The bolts that attach the spike base look wrong, somehow, though. They should be domed, if I recall right and attach inside with nuts?
    William

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

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    This would be a great restoration project...but even the way it is, it's still an attractive display item...IF the price is right...
    Btw, a "Please" or a "Thank You" goes a long way in this hobby.
    cheers, Glenn

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    Quote by bigmacglenn1966 View Post
    This would be a great restoration project...but even the way it is, it's still an attractive display item...IF the price is right...
    Btw, a "Please" or a "Thank You" goes a long way in this hobby.
    cheers, Glenn
    I'm so sorry I posted this so quickly I didn't even think, thanks guys for your answers and I appreciate the input!

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    looks ok.

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    There's not much wrong with it that can't be put right with a bit of TLC. A nice helmet!
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Not a bad helmet missing the strap, but not too bad if it is reasonable priced

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    Sorry if this would burst a bubble, but I see a lot wrong with this helmet:

    - The helmet's body and liner is for enlisted men, yet the spike is an officer's model
    - The rear spine is an officer's model and is attached with a wrong rivet/screw
    - The helmet plate appears to be an officer's model due to the voided crown
    - The trim of the front visor is loose and appears to be an officer's model
    - The rivets for the spike are flat while they should be domed
    - All metal parts seem to have other colors, but this might be due to the pictures...
    - The helmet's body is dented on both sides
    - The liner is loose at the back
    - The kokarden are missing
    - The chinstrap is missing
    - The liner cord is missing

    When you want to restore this helmet, you would need a lot of new parts. At the end it would cost more than buying a complete original one. If it costs just a few bucks and it would only be for display you can considder purchasing this parts helmet...

    Adler

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    Blimey lol! Adler is the towel this puppy sitting on ok?

    Eric

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