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Strange Preußen ersatz pickelhaube...info please
Old 06-15-2018, 11:16 AM   #1
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Default Strange Preußen ersatz pickelhaube...info please

Hallo, I ask about this strange Preußen Pickelhaube (I think it is Prussian). Thank you in advance. Regards, Uwe.
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:16 AM   #2
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:17 AM   #3
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Old 06-15-2018, 06:35 PM   #4
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Hello Uwe,

Excellent helmet. Nothing strange about it at all.

The nice unit marking "G. F. R. 2" & "I B" explains why the Prussian Guard eagle is on the helmet.

The "G. F. R. 2" reads 2 Garde-Regiment zu Fuss, or to match your markings: Garde Fusilier Regiment 2. Your helmet is correctly marked to match the brass color fittings. The "I B" means 1st Battalion, which was stationed in Berlin, along with the other 3-Battalions of the regiment.

Congratulations on a fantastic helmet!

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Old 06-16-2018, 02:00 AM   #5
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I am not sure if its a Original helmet the chinstrap is for sure a repro and i have doubts about the liner and stamps.
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I am not sure if its a Original helmet the chinstrap is for sure a repro and i have doubts about the liner and stamps.
I am also not sure about the originality of the helmet - not a one looker for me.
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Old 06-16-2018, 09:00 AM   #7
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Many thanks to everyone for the help.
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Old 06-16-2018, 10:44 PM   #8
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Alan knows his sh$t and I respect his opinion, but I would have to agree with the others. That helmet is not one I would consider purchasing.

For me, one-lookers would look like this Bavarian example...

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Old 06-16-2018, 10:48 PM   #9
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Or this Prussian example...
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Or, even this One year volunteer/Reservist example...
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Old 06-17-2018, 07:01 AM   #11
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Thanks Chuck! Great looking helmets you have posted!

I guess that I need a new pair of glasses. My mistake.



I missed the aged repro chinstrap. Didn't even look at it closely when I made my first comment on the helmet. Uggghhhh, dumb... my bad...

Yes, the markings very well could be modern ink stamps. Normally one doesn't find these with fully legible ink markings on the visors, they are usually only partially legible, if there is even any markings to be seen at all. Probably for every 100 of these out there, maybe only 4 or 5 out of 100 have any visible unit markings on them at all.

The brown color liner throws me off, probably like the rest of you guys. Normally these felt helmets have black leather liners, or black pigskin pebble grain textured liners. If they are brown color, they are the lighter brown vegetable tanned color like what is found in some M15 leather helmets, and not this darker brown color.

Hope this helps.

Best Regards,

Alan

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Old 06-17-2018, 07:12 AM   #12
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Here's some photos of a rare one that surfaced last fall. It's Not my helmet, I missed out on it.

No extra holes in helmet. Frontplate is original to the helmet.

Best Regards,

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