Prussian 79th Infantry Regiment Enlisted Pickelhaube with Cover
Wonderful grouping that was brought home by a Doughboy
Prussian 79th Infantry Regiment (3rd Hanoverian Inf. Regt. von Voights-Rhetz - Hdq. Hildesheim) Enlisted Man Model 1895 with Red Numbered Field Cover. VFW find. Black lacquered leather body with round front visor and brass trim. Helmet has excellent form and firm stitching. Exterior lacquer is in excellent condition and still has nice sheen. Interior has an enlisted style black tongued leather liner. Inner visors natural leather . No noticeable markings. Round spike base with 4 split brads at the spike base. No pearl ring or ornamentation at spike base with smooth spike that is not removable. Front plate has the standard Prussian Heraldic line eagle.
No extra holes in helmet body. Original leather chinstrap on M1891 side lugs. Enlisted style Reich and Prussian single piece stamped cockades. Helmet includes original gray-green linen field cover with the number "79" in red cloth sewn to the front of the cover. Inside cover is stamped "I. R. 79 - 2- I C 1". Cover held in place with 5 metal hooks. Field cover is an earlier style without vented area between bag and spike. Beautiful Imperial era ensemble. Extremely rare to find helmet and field cover together. Genuine grouping that was used in the first months of World War I. Wonderful grouping that was brought home by a Doughboy . Great for display.
- Overall condition Excellent
- State / Country Prussian