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 Post subject: Prussian Mannschaften Schirmmütze
PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:30 pm 
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Here are some photos of my Prussian Infantry Mannschaften Schirmmütze:

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The Kokarden are the private purchase type held on with bent pins.
It is in very good shape for it's age and only shows slight moth holes:

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The interior is not bad, but the soft leather sweatband has turned brittle and has lost some pieces:

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The Schirmmütze still has a clear and readable manufacturer's stamp:

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It makes for a matched set to this Model 1895 Prussian EM Pickelhaube:

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The Pickelhaube shown was my very first. It was purchased by my Dad as a gift in 1965. He paid $6.00 for it. It is the Pickelhaube that started my obsession.

John :)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:36 pm 
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My Dad bought me my first helmet the same year, but I think over paid, it cost him $7.00.
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 Post subject: Re: Prussian Mannschaften Schirmmütze
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:09 pm 
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aicusv wrote:
My Dad bought me my first helmet the same year, but I think over paid, it cost him $7.00.


Maybe the extra $1.00 was for the chinscales! :D
I wonder how many of us still have our first.

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 Post subject: Re: Prussian Mannschaften Schirmmütze
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Not sure of others, but I've held on to this helmet because I still get that "feeling" that started me collecting when I look at it. Was my first and will more than likely be the last one I would part with.


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