Originally Posted by MauserKar98k
Looks like a standard enlisted-man's M15 to me. I don't know right offhand how far the holes are for the Prussian examples, but that would probably be the best bet. Any markings in the rear skirt?
Mauser is absolutely right - M 15 with removed spike ... now only any inside markings can tell us where it belonged .
IMO there are even more interesting (by the way being more available and cheaper ) then M 1895 with their brass shiny elements . They look more combat , really field head gear and each one is always a bit different - more or less paint which is never exactly the same - , different oxidation ( maybe wrong word - my poor English ) etc. I do have 3 or maybe even four of Prussian ones plus one Bavarian and ... all I would say is - I would like to have some more .