$950.00

SKU: GR16045 Categories: , Product ID: 4320

Description

HELMET- SPIKED, PRUSSIAN ISSUE MODEL 1871:THIS IS A VERY NICE OLD FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR ENLISTED ISSUE HELMET. HAS THE M71 SPIKE WITH PEARLRING (DROPPED IN 1887), THICK FLAT BRASS
CHINSCALES HELD BY PRONG TYPE ROSETTES INSTEAD OF THREADED BOLT (CHANGED FOR USE BY AN NCO), PRUSSIAN EM PLATE HELD BY THREADED BOLTS (MISSING TOP OF SCEPTER ON RIGHT FOOT), CORRECT LARGE PRUSSIAN LAND KOKARDE ON THE
RIGHT SIDE (REICHS KOKARDE NOT ADDED UNTIL 1897). LINER IS FAIR-GOOD, COMPLETE. STAMPED ON TO THE PART OF THE SPINE THAT FOLDS UP UNDER THE REAR BRIM IS “98.9”, OTHER MARKINGS
(ISSUE) FAINT ON INSIDE REAR BRIM. FRONT VISOR TRIM A LITTLE LOOSE FROM LEATHER SHRINKING BUT DOES NOT COME OFF THE VISOR, REAR VISOR HAS “PEBBLING” FROM AGE. THIS IS A VERY OLD HELMET THAT SELDOM SURVIVE. MANY OF THESE WERE STRIPPED AND THE METAL RECYCLED IN WWI.