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WW1 German Ersatz Prussian Artillery Kugelhelm

Excellent example of a Prussian Artillery ersatz felt kugelhelm with its original cockades & leather chinstrap.
Issued from September 1914 through into the early quarter of 1915 these ersatz helmets were a stopgap measure to meet the shortfall in demand raised by the sudden increase in troops at the outbreak of war in 1914. Several variations of the Ersatz helmet exist this grey felt piece having the pre 1915 brass fittings & non removeable top ball . The Prussian helmet plate has much of its original gilding remaining with expected wear to its high points. Both cockades are correct for the helmet with its brass buckled leather chinstrap 100% original & intact. The black leather liner is in very good order with the imprint of the chinstrap lug pressed into its underside from years of storage . There is a manufacturers oval ink stamp visible to inside of the felt shell.
Overall superb untouched piece the felt ersatz Artillery issues being much harder to find.

Code: 11807

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