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Prussian Dragoon Reserve Officer's Pickelhaube

Article about: Despite my best efforts to be satisfied with only one representative example Pickelhaube (my ersatz M1895) I was compelled by some mysterious force to purchase another example, this time an

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    Despite my best efforts to be satisfied with only one representative example Pickelhaube (my ersatz M1895) I was compelled by some mysterious force to purchase another example, this time an officer's lid (gotta love those chinscales)!

    This example, and I'm learning as I go...is a Dragoon (mounted infantry) Reserve Officers example and dates from around 1880-1890 I believe. I was particularly drawn to the chinscales (of course) as well as the cruciform spike base and the quality of the wappen. The delicate and intricate work that went into the wappen speaks volumes to me about the quality and pride of workmanship that was a feature of 19th century manufacturing.

    I'll post a few photos now and add more as time permits (the wife doesn't know about this yet...it's a 'surprise' ) so for now this is all I have.

    Please enjoy the images...Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote by Glenn66 View Post
    ............ (the wife doesn't know about this yet...it's a 'surprise' ..........
    ....for here birthday??!
    (lol!!)
    Nice helmet!
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    That is a VERY nice helmet - Congrats !

    I like it when a couple can share
    the same interests......... !
    Last edited by Walkwolf; 05-02-2015 at 06:23 PM.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    I'm afraid our interests are diametrically opposed, she wants to save money for our next house...I want to buy militaria!

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    It is a beauty buddy.

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    That is a beautiful helmet.
    When I was looking for my first (and only) spiked helmet, I wanted
    one with the reserve cross on the wappen to help tie it more closely
    to my Iron Cross collection. I also wanted scaled chin straps. However
    I soon found that my wants far out reached my budget.

    You did very well.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

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

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    that's a great helmet well done,whens your Funeral.--lol.

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    Quote by harryamb2 View Post
    whens your Funeral.--lol.
    Could be sooner rather than later if she looks under the desk in my study...

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    Quote by Glenn66 View Post
    Could be sooner rather than later if she looks under the desk in my study...
    A gift left by the Easter Helmet Bunny that you didn't find till a few days ago. A reformation of your Christian belief in Jesus as your savior. You have to learn to be creative lad.
    Display it with a bag of jellybeans at the base of your display head. She won't believe it but it will stop her mad and give her a story to tell her girlfriends that they will laugh at.

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    STUNNING!!!!!! An excellent choice/addition for your second Haube.
    A big CONGRATS on that one!
    Semper Fi
    Phil

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