Stoyles Collection of German Helmets - Prussia
IMPERIAL GERMANY, Prussian Guard Kurassier Regiment model 1862 enlisted ranks metalhelme, a composite parts restored example, original German tombak metal body with stepped tombak front peak and 'lobster tail' neck guard edged in German silver trim, old solder repairs to the underside of the front peak within the stepped recess, the front rim is faintly marked with makers name, possibly Wunderlich, a Berlin supplier, and '119', lower section of the lobster tail stamped 'G K R . 5E' (Guard Kurassier Regt, 5th Squadron), body with one large hole on the top for attaching a top device and the usual four small holes to attach the everyday removable spike with extra holes added to accommodate the newly mounted everyday spike, reproduction enlisted ranks spike with steel oval spike base plate secured by mismatching replaced studs, a museum quality reproduction guards helmet plate with sunburst star on the front body, brass convex leather backed chin scales secured with old reproduction officers trefoil side rosettes and reproduction state and national cockades, original leather liner with heavy wear, age and with old repairs to the tongues. Light dents to the front peak and overall tone to the tombak body, very fine.
Two Prussian Regiments were entitled to wear the tombak metal helmet, Regiments Garde de Corps and the Garde-Kurassier Regiment and are most often seen with the eagle parade mount.
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IMPERIAL GERMANY, Prussian Guard Kurassier Regiment model 1862 enlisted ranks metalhelme, a composite parts restored ...