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17047 No. 17047 ID: 82edf9
Gear of the world wars.
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>> No. 17048 ID: 82edf9
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The items in the photo are: (L to R) T-handle shovel w/ carrier, M7 Gas Mask Bag, Cartridge belt, M1910 Canteen cover, Captain Miller Helmet, Assault Vest, and M41 Field Jacket (with Ranger lozenge)
https://www.atthefrontshop.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=451

D-Day US Army Infantry (includes Rangers and Glider Troops)

Uniform:
-M-1 Helmet (most were "fixed bale": swivel bales did not become common until late 1944)
-Wool shirt and trouser
-Tank top or t-shirt
-M41 Field Jacket, Parsons Jacket or Tanker Jacket
-HBT's (2nd patter)
-Service Shoes or Roughout Service Shoes with leggings
Many troops wore jeep caps, sweaters, long johns etc under their uniforms.

Basic Infantry Gear:
-Troops landing on the beach were issued M7 Assault Gas Mask Bags and Gas Detection Brassards.
-Assault Vest (some troops)
-Haversack or Musette Bag (any model)
-Cartridge Belt, BAR Belt, or Pistol Belt with ammo pouches for their respective weapon
-Canteen w/ Cover
-T-Handle or M1943 Shovel with carrier
-First Aid Pouch (any model)
-GP Ammo Bags were often used for added capacity
-Bayonet (for troops carrying M-1 Garands or Springfield rifles)
>> No. 17049 ID: 82edf9
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From L to R: M1942 Reinforced Paratrooper Jacket, M2 Paratrooper Helmet, M1943 Entrenching tool, M1943 ET Cover (Transitional), Pistol Belt, "British Made" Musette Bag,
M1941 Canteen Cover, M-1 Ammunition Bag, M-1 Rigger pouches (3), and M1924 First Aid Pouch.

D-Day US Army Paratroopers: (includes 82nd, 101st, and Pathfinders)

Uniform:
-M2 Paratrooper Helmet (M-1C's did not appear until 1945. Many troopers actually wore regular M-1 "Infantry" helmets with paratrooper liners.)
-M1942 Jump Suit, Standard or Reinforced (not all troops got their uniforms modified.)
-Wool Shirt (worn underneath the jacket)
-Jump Boots
-Many troopers wore jeep caps, A4 caps, sweaters, long johns, etc, under their uniforms.

Basic Paratrooper Fieldgear:
-Like the troops landing on the beach, most were issued M7 Gas Mask Bags and Gas Brassards.
-Musette Bag
-Combat Suspenders (any model)
-Cartridge Belt, BAR Belt, or Pistol Belt with rigger or ammo pouches for their respective weapon
-Canteen w/ Cover
-T-Handle or M1943 Shovel with carrier
-First Aid Pouch (any model)
-GP Ammo Bags were often used for added capacity
-M-1 Bayonet (for troopers with M-1 Garands or Springfield rifles.)
-Many troopers carried M3 Knives
>> No. 17050 ID: 82edf9
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Olive Drab #7 version of the WWII Assault vests, used briefly during the Normandy campaign. Made from water repellent #10 cotton duck, with all the details of the original. (Yes, we own one.) The assault vest was intended to replace the cartridge belt, suspenders and pack. The vest features grommets at the waist to attach canteens and first aid pouches, the entrenching tool was fastened to the upper rear flap (as on a Haversack), large upper and lower pockets at the rear for personal items, grenades pouches, and six cargo/ ammunition pouches.

The markings are professionally applied and the ink is heat cured for durability. It is water based and does not have the vinyl texture like some t-shirts. Maker marks may vary.

$200 Made in USA with US materials and genuine Scovil and Stimpson hardware. https://www.atthefrontshop.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=USGAVTR
>> No. 17051 ID: 82edf9
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>> No. 17052 ID: 82edf9
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>> No. 17054 ID: 82edf9
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>> No. 17055 ID: 82edf9
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Demonstration of how to attach shovel and canteen.
https://www.atthefrontshop.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=USGAVK
>> No. 17056 ID: 82edf9
File 145883330173.jpg - (640.17KB , 2000x1581 , US WW2 cartridge belt, assault vest, M41 summer ja.jpg )
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M-1 Helmet, Reproduction
Summer M41 Jacket
Assault Vest
HBT Jacket (Dark Shade) or Wool Shirt
HBT Trouser (Dark Shade)
M7 Assault gas Mask Bag
Cartridge Belt
Economy First Aid Pouch
M1938 Leggings
>> No. 17057 ID: 82edf9
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17057
M-1 Helmet, Reproduction
Summer M41 Jacket
HBT Jacket (Dark Shade) or Wool Shirt
HBT Trouser (Dark Shade)
M7 Assault gas Mask Bag
Cartridge Belt
First Aid Pouch
Haversack
M1938 Leggings
>> No. 17058 ID: 82edf9
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U.S. WWII Army Infantryman Package
M-1 Helmet, Reproduction
Summer M41 Jacket
HBT Jacket (Dark Shade) or Flannel Shirt
HBT Trouser (Dark Shade)
Cartridge Belt
First Aid Pouch
Haversack
M1938 Leggings
https://www.atthefrontshop.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=USPKGINFI
>> No. 17059 ID: 82edf9
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>> No. 17060 ID: 82edf9
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U.S. WWII Paratrooper
-Reproduction M-1C Paratrooper Helmet
-Echo Brand Jump Jacket
-Echo Brand Jump Trousers
-Cartridge Belt
-Combat Suspenders
-M1936 Musette Bag
-Economy First Aid Pouch
-Canteen Cover
>> No. 17061 ID: 82edf9
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>> No. 17062 ID: 82edf9
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Cartridge Belt/ Ammunition Pouches
Combat Suspenders
M1936 Musette Bag
Canteen Cover
First Aid Pouch
>> No. 17063 ID: 82edf9
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>> No. 17064 ID: 82edf9
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Cartridge Belt
Haversack
First Aid Pouch
Canteen Cover
M7 Assault Gas Mask Bag
Gas Brassard
>> No. 17065 ID: 82edf9
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17065
Haversack, M1928, Reproduction;. Standard pack issued to US troops in WWII, except paratroopers. The Marines also used them until it was replaced by their own "782" pack system in the middle of the conflict.

Our M1928 Haversacks are an exclusive ATF product of outstanding quality. It compares perfectly to originals- it bears no relation to the cheap Chinese repros made with paper thin canvas and hardware that could have been made from beer cans. For those that are familiar with the manufacturing variations of Haversacks, we copied a mint, unissued, Boyt 1942 sample. The 100% cotton #8 canvas is the correct weight, the color is a very authentic olive tan, and the webbing is shuttle loomed. Only top quality hardware is used- the snaps hooks, slides and grommets are USA made. This is a relatively complex piece of fieldgear to manufacture, with over 50 pieces and dozens of ways to make a mistake and ruin the pack. Although imported, we do final assembly in our shop to be certain that everything is where it is supposed to be- namely the grommets used to attach the bayonet and shovel.

Includes the mess tin pouch and pack tail (aka diaper.)
https://www.atthefrontshop.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=USGBPM28R
>> No. 17066 ID: 82edf9
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>> No. 17067 ID: 82edf9
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Tail assembly
>> No. 17068 ID: 82edf9
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17068
-Imported Cartridge Belt
-782 Haversack or USMC Officer's Field Bag
-Canteen Cover (Any style)
-Economy First Aid Pouch
>> No. 17069 ID: 82edf9
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USMC 782 Haversack
New production of the Marine Corps M1941 Haversack. This was issued starting in mid-1942 to replace the complex and inefficient M1928 Haversack. It was made to carry the standard Marine combat load- meat can, utensils, spare socks and underwear, toiletries, and a basic load of rations. This bag was provided with attachment points to secure the entrenching tool and bayonet, as well as provisions to carry the shelter half and/ or poncho. Early versions of the haversack were made with riveted fittings and proved to be less than durable. Our bags are reproductions of the improved, 2nd pattern type with heavier webbing and sewn-on hardware.
>> No. 17070 ID: 82edf9
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>> No. 17071 ID: 82edf9
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>> No. 17072 ID: 82edf9
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US WW2 M1923 (1st model) cartridge belt Springfield or Garand rifles.
>> No. 17073 ID: 82edf9
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>> No. 17074 ID: 82edf9
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>> No. 17075 ID: 82edf9
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>> No. 17076 ID: 82edf9
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>> No. 17077 ID: 82edf9
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>> No. 17078 ID: 82edf9
File 145883634486.jpg - (1.69MB , 1500x1640 , German WW2 uniform rifleman's fieldgear 1.jpg )
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German Rifleman's Fieldgear
EM Belt (standard)
EM Belt Buckle (Heer, SS, Luftwaffe )
K98 Pouches
M31 Breadbag
Combat Y-straps (Leather or Tropical)
Gas Mask Canister (reproduction)
https://www.atthefrontshop.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=GGPKGRF
>> No. 17079 ID: 82edf9
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17079
German MP40 Gunner Fieldgear
EM Belt (standard)
EM Belt Buckle (Heer, SS, Luftwaffe )
MP40 Pouches, Echo Brand
M31 Breadbag
Combat Y-straps (Leather or Tropical)
Gas Mask Canister (reproduction)
>> No. 17080 ID: 82edf9
File 145883656477.jpg - (1.69MB , 1500x1361 , German WW2 uniform MP-44 fieldgear 1.jpg )
17080
German STG Gunner Fieldgear
>> No. 17081 ID: 82edf9
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German MG Gunner Fieldgear
>> No. 17082 ID: 82edf9
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New, imported version of the German M31 Rucksack, made with out patterns. These are made with heavy linen canvas, black leather fittings, khaki inside pocket, zinc grommets, and RB number markings. These are not the fruity repros made with bronze grommets, purple shoulder straps and nylon drawcords you can find elsewhere.

German troops were initially issued Tornister (fur flap) packs in basic training. Later in the War, that overly complex pack began to be replaced by a larger, more practical model- the M31. Based on the M31 Mountain Pack, this rucksack was designed to be attached to the Y-straps. It's design is simple yet effective- one large compartment, with an internal pocket and 2 outer pockets. D-rings and loops are provided on the outside to attach other equipment.
>> No. 17083 ID: 82edf9
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>> No. 17084 ID: 82edf9
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>> No. 17085 ID: 82edf9
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17085
German M34 Tornister Pack
There was also an M39 version which cliped on the Y Straps, so it did not need integral straps itself.
http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/field-equipment-accessories-third-reich/m34-tornister-pack-799/
>> No. 17086 ID: 82edf9
File 145883727011.jpg - (99.61KB , 1107x944 , German WW2 uniform backpack M34 tornister (fur fla.jpg )
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>> No. 17087 ID: 82edf9
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17087
M34 "PONY FUR" BACKPACK. (Tornister)

BACKGROUND: The M34 backpack was based on the Prussian model 1885 and the Reichswehr era M1907/13 backpacks, with minor variations, and was officially introduced on November 1ST 1934. The SS-FHA, SS-Führungshauptamt, (SS-Operational Headquarters), and the SS-WVHA, SS-Wirtschafts und Verwaltungs Hauptamt, (SS-Economic and Administration Department) were the two organizations responsible for supplying and maintaining all personnel of the SS. The SS-FHA was responsible for issuing the initial equipment, supply and maintenance of weapons and ammunition, and the supply of technical equipment and transport vehicles. The SS-WVHA, was responsible for issue of clothing and personal equipment items as well as rations including horse and pack animal fodder and personal fuel items. Of Note: These M34 packs were to be replaced with the M1939 backpack, that was introduced along with the combat Y-straps on April 18TH 1939, but the transition was never fully accomplished and the M34 packs were manufactured through-out the war in limited quantities. During the war the early M34 and M39 "pony fur" backpacks were found to be too expensive and time consuming to produce which resulted in the production of a wide variety of less expensive canvas construction combat rucksacks and backpacks. Also Of Note: The RZM, Reichzeugmeisterei, (National Equipment Quartermaster), was official founded in June 1934 in Munich by the NSDAP as a Reich Hauptamt, (State Central Office), and was based on the earlier SA Quartermaster’s Department. The functions of the RZM were not only to procure and distribute items to Party formations, but also to approve chosen designs and to act as a quality control supervisor to ensure items manufactured for the Party met required specification and were standardized. Starting in late 1934 items manufactured for the SS came under the quality control of the RZM and were marked with an appropriate RZM/SS approval mark. In 1943 the Waffen-SS assumed full control over their uniform and equipment production and no longer fell under the authority of the RZM. http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/ss-uniforms-insignia/ss-tornister-whammond-site-375756/
>> No. 17088 ID: 82edf9
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>> No. 17089 ID: 82edf9
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>> No. 17090 ID: 82edf9
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>> No. 17091 ID: 82edf9
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>> No. 17092 ID: 82edf9
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>> No. 17093 ID: 82edf9
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>> No. 17094 ID: 82edf9
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>> No. 17095 ID: 82edf9
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>> No. 17096 ID: 82edf9
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>> No. 17097 ID: 82edf9
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>> No. 17098 ID: 82edf9
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>> No. 17099 ID: 82edf9
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>> No. 17100 ID: 82edf9
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>> No. 17103 ID: 83d63c
File 145893624542.jpg - (310.28KB , 2048x2048 , German WW1 Pickelhaube Prussian parade helmet .jpg )
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German WW1 Pickelhaube - Prussian parade helmet with the logo 'in treue fest'.
>> No. 17104 ID: 83d63c
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>> No. 17105 ID: 83d63c
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German WW1 Pickelhaube - Colberg 1802
>> No. 17106 ID: 83d63c
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>> No. 17268 ID: 04b44c
>>17103
>>17104
Hey, I think you should know this is from the Franco-Prussian War Era, not WW1; And it's not Prussian, It's actually Bavarian, specifically Bavarian Landwehr Reserve due to the Cross.

>>17105
>>17106
This is also a Franco-Prussian War Era piece, Specifically Model 1860, which was the only one issued where the Eagle overlaps the spike's base.

To add, the inscription is actually "Colberg 1807"; Which represented the Prussian Grenadier Regiment 9.
>> No. 17274 ID: 83d63c
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>>17268
Pray, do you perchance have any pickelhaube pictures to parse out?
>> No. 17275 ID: 83d63c
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Here's a collection of pickelhaube pictures, but no descriptions or further information as to what they are, apart from old spikey hats.
http://www.coronadotrading.com/appraisal-gallery/
>> No. 17276 ID: 83d63c
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>> No. 17277 ID: 83d63c
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In my pictures of pickelhaubes with crowned screaming eagles, I have this:

Pickelhaube M1891 Metalhelme issued to Guarde Kurassier (heavy cavalry), 1910.
>> No. 17278 ID: 83d63c
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Prussian Pickelhaube M1891 Metalhelme issued to Guarde Kurassier (heavy cavalry).
>> No. 17279 ID: 83d63c
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German Pickelhaube Model 1889 Enlisted Guard Kurassier helmet.
>> No. 17280 ID: 83d63c
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Double-headed crowned eagle pickelhaube?
Albanian or Russian not ruled out.
>> No. 17281 ID: 83d63c
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Picklehaube helmets find their origin in the annals of history among the Prussian and Russian peoples in the mid-19th century. Originally designed by King Frederick William IV of Prussia, they were primarily made of leather with the spike at the top used to hold a horsehair plume in place. They were widely popularized up until World War I where they changed from leather to thin sheets of metal as leather supplies shrank during the war.

Their ineffectiveness in trench warfare for which the spike provided an easy target and its inability to protect its wearer from shrapnel caused a redesign with a detachable spike. It was then slowly replaced by the more modern Stahlhelm made from steel which proved better at offering protection from motors and projectiles.

The Picklehaube survives today and has been adopted by many other armies since then such as Russia, Poland, Sweden, Norway, and even some South American countries like Columbia and Chile. http://www.coronadotrading.com/appraisal-gallery/
>> No. 17282 ID: 83d63c
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>> No. 17283 ID: 83d63c
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No description of this, either.
http://www.reynoldahouse.org/collections/object/pickelhaube?display=lightbox
>> No. 17284 ID: 83d63c
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Known as a Pickelhaube (spiked helmet) and made of hardened leather and brass (or aluminiumbronze), the helmet has a bulbous shape with short front visor and long curved neck guard (allied troops called them “lobster tails” during World War I). A tall brass spike extends upward from a plate on top of the helmet and an impressive Wappen (coat of arms) featuring a large spread eagle is attached to the front of the helmet. A ribbon across the eagle’s wings and breast bears the motto "MIT GOTT FÜR KOENIG UND VATERLAND" (With God for King and Fatherland). The initials “FR” are shown on the eagle’s breast. Brass trim is on the edge of the front visor and runs as a rib down the middle of the helmet’s back ending at the bottom edge of the neck guard. Two short posts are mounted on the leather helmet at the location of the wearer’s ears. Two round, colored cockades would have been mounted on the side posts under the ends of the chinstrap - one was for the national colors and the other denoted the soldier’s province (Prussia, Bavaria, etc.). The Reynolda House helmet is missing the cockades and the chinstrap.

Although typically associated with the Prussian army, Pickelhauben were worn in the 19th and 20th centuries by German military, firefighters, and police. The design was originated in 1842 by King Frederick William IV of Prussia. Some historians speculate that the design might have been based on the earlier Napoleonic cuirassier helmets. Other German principalities quickly adopted the Pickelhaube after its introduction.

Between 1842 and 1918, the Pickelhaube saw many changes, but only a few will be mentioned here. Ventilation holes were added to the spike about 1880. Beginning in 1892, helmets worn in combat were covered by a light brown cloth called an Überzug that protected the helmet and reduced its visibility in combat. Regimental numbers were sewn or stenciled in red onto the front of the cover (or green beginning in August 1914). All helmets produced for the infantry before and during 1914 were made of leather. As the war progressed, however, Germany’s leather stockpiles dwindled and the government issued ersatz Pickelhauben (trans. spiked helmets made of other materials). During the early months of World War I, it was also discovered that the Pickelhaube did not measure up to the demanding conditions of trench warfare. The leather helmets offered virtually no protection against shell fragments and shrapnel and the conspicuous spike made its wearer a target. These shortcomings, combined with material shortages, led to the introduction of the simplified model 1915 helmet with a detachable spike. In September 1915 it was ordered that the new helmets were to be worn without spikes when in the front line. Beginning in 1916, the Pickelhaube was slowly replaced by a new German steel helmet (the Stahlhelm – a stripped down steel version with reduced visor and neck guard and no contrasting metallic decoration) intended to offer greater head protection from shell fragments. The Stahlhelm decreased German head wound fatalities by 70%. After the adoption of the Stahlhelm the Pickelhaube was reduced to limited ceremonial wear by senior officers away from the war zones.
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INSCRIPTION:
GR2 1906 (stenciled inside the rear visor); MIT GOTT FÜR KOENIG UND VATERLAND (in metal relief across eagle coat of arms)
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And here's a guy who is showing his girl how she helped him pitch a pickelhaube.
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Prussian M1895 Pickelhaube
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And here's an M1895 made from lacquered felt instead of lacquered leather. Classified as ersatz or inferior substitute. I have seen ersatz pickelhaube made from shaved rabbit fur. Some felt hats were made from beaver fur, so this is not so strange.

This helmet, so my research and generous advice from forum members have enlightened me, is an M1895 model, lacquered ersatz example, apparently somewhat rare in Pickelhaube circles. It appears that as 1914 wore on, the need for a massive supply of helmets for the troops outstripped supply of leather and so an order for 50,000 ersatz helmets was placed for supply to Prussian units. (the shortage of leather was somewhat satisfied by a massive importation of Argentinian leather so I've read). As such, the 1915 stamp on my example fits in with the timing of the late 1914 order. It would appear that prior to the issue of purely felt helmets, the desire to maintain appearances led to the black lacquer treatment being applied to early felt helmets following which the shortages of the war led to the abandonment of the lacquer and as we know, by 1916 the introduction of the Stahlhelm relegated the Pickelhaube to rear area/supply troops in general. http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/imperial-germany-austro-hungary/m1895-prussian-pickelhaube-lacquered-ersatz-521758/
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The brass fittings seem real enough.
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>> No. 17294 ID: 04b44c
I got you fam.

>>17274
Model 1915, Prussian Garde, damage (missing the Garde Star)

>>17275
>>17276
>>17277
These are definitely Model 1862 Metalhelme, Kürassier, Regiment der Gardes du Corps or Garde-Kürassier-Regiment.

>>17278
>>17279
Model 1889 Metalhelme, Kürassier, Regiment der Gardes du Corps or Garde-Kürassier-Regiment.

>>17280
>>17281
Russian Empire, you can see Cyrillic on the badge; Not only that but if you look closely you can see the coat of arms of Saint George slaying a dragon on the Eagle's chest.

>>17282
Model 1915, Prussian Pionier

>>17283
>>17284
>>17285
Model 1891, Prussian, Line Infantry
>> No. 17295 ID: 04b44c
>>17294
Just to add, while Metalhelms were exclusive to the Kürassier, the Eagles were only authorized for the Regiment der Gardes du Corps and Garde-Kürassier-Regiment.
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>>17294
Thanks, Broseph!
- Prussian Pickelhaube M1915 Metalhelme issued to Guarde Kurassier (heavy cavalry).
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>>17296
Oh yeah to add.

>>17282
Model 1910 Krätzchen, Prussia, Artillery.

Fun Fact, Picklehauben issued to Artillery united had Balls in place of the Spike.
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>>17297
Yeah.
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>> No. 17301 ID: d8acd0
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>> No. 17303 ID: d8acd0
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German WW1 Pickelhaube M1915 issued to artillery troops, here Hessen artie troops.
This late model pickelhaube was made with dull gray metal as an actual attempt at camouflage and cost-saving (and saving the time of the troops from not polishing the brass bits on their hats). Furthermore, gray cloth covers were fitted over the pickelhaubes. In 1916, the German army issued metal 'coal scuttle' style helmets that actually offered protection against blows, weak bullets and artillery fragments.
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Prussian Pickelhaube with a zinc bird and crown.
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Saxon cuirassier pickelhaube helmet with a rampant lion.
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This Saxon pre-1900 NCO pickelhaube spike helmet has a serious spike.
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And apparently lancer cavalry was issued pickelhaubes with flat mortar boards on top. Like they just graduated university or something. Or use 'em as a flat surface to write dispatches on them.
- German WW1 Tschapka M1889 issued to Lancer (Ulanen) cavalry.
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German WW1 Pickelhaube Tschapka M1915 issued to Lancer (Ulanen) cavalry.
>> No. 17309 ID: d8acd0
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German WW1 (or thereabouts) Uhlan lancer pickelhaube with sword.
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>> No. 17314 ID: d8acd0
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>>17268
So is this a Prussian Landwehr Pickelhaube? Unusual fluted and child-proofed spike.

Turn of the Century German Pickelhaube with large Prussian crowned eagle emblem with a "W" on the chest of the bird, beautiful brass point with ball top and indented sides, original scaled chin strap, most likely all the brass elements were gilt with evidence still on the emblem, boiled leather body with patent surface. http://www.thecobbs.com/auction-2013-07-06-lot-392.html
Price Realized: $375
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