Prussia - "Kürassier" officer's helmet (regiment 3-5, 7-8)

(Preußen - Offiziershelm für Kürassier-Regimenter 3 -5 und 7-8)

Officer's helmet for a "Kürassier" serving with one of the regiments No. 3-5 or No. 7-8. Typical steel helmet. Nickel-plated. Separately attached front and rear visors with brass reinforcement bars. 

The helmet comes with extra holes to the front badge and the top fitting. "Linienadler" front badge for officers with reserve's cross.

(Changing the plate from "Einjährig Freiwilliger" (one year volunteer) to officer or from active to reserve often is the reason for extra holes)

Top brass officer's plate (original?) holding the spike a bit incorrect (maybe for the same reason as for the plate). The spike, however, is correct. Correct curved chin strap attached to the correct "Kleeblätter" (cloverleaves) for officers. Both correct cockades in place. Original color. 

Red leather sweat-band with dark silk lining (replaced?). Front visor backed with dark leather, the rear visor with dark blue velvet. Front visor with dents. 

Original helmet new completed, one splint pin missing.


Helm für Offiziere, die Helmglocke aus Stahl, vernickelt, gestufter Vorderschirm. Helm mit Doppellöcher an Kreuzbeschlag und Emblem. Unrichtiges Emblem, hier gelber, offiziersmässiger Linienadler mit Reservekreuz. Wohl nachgefertigter Kreuzbeschlag aus Kuperblech, passende gekehlte, gelbe Spitze. Korrekte, zugehörige gewölbte Schuppenketten an Rosetten mit komplett mit beiden großen Offizierskokarden. Innen mit Schweißleder und nicht korrekt passenden ,dunklem Seidenfutter. Der Vorderschirm mit dunklem Leder, der Nackenschirm mit dunkelblauem Samt gefüttert. Vorderschim im Bereich der Schiene teils verdrückt.

Helm mit teils unrichtigen Teilen ergänzt. 

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