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 Post subject: Model 1860 Prussian Fuβartillerie Kugelhelm
PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 5:29 pm 
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This is a Model 1860 Kugelhelm for the Fuβartillerie:

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The profile shows that the dome has been slightly caved in. There is also a slight hint that a Kokarde was once placed on the left side of this helmet. I'm not sure what type of Kokarde this could have been, since only one Kokarde (the Prussian one) was used during this period, so I suspect that a previous owner simply placed the Kokarde on the wrong side:

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A unique repair was made by the BKA to repair the crushed dome. The leather dome was cut under the cruciform base and leather wedges were sewn in. You can tell by the profile that this was less than 100% effective:

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The Kugelhelm sports a 75mm, stamped steel, Kokarde:

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It has the standard two brad rear spine:

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The Wappen is stamped from a heavy gauge brass:

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The liner is intact, though quite stiff, and all of the fittings are held on with the "handled nuts" in use at that time. There are some faint markings on the inside of the helmet and on the rear neck guard. Unfortunately they are unreadable:

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John :)


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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 6:11 pm 
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Nice find on this helmet
An old one in a nice condition what more do one want

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Nice helmet .

The wedges are very interesting


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nice helmet, love the older ones

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An old beauty with all the 1860 characteristics! Very nice!

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Nice old one, congrats!

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