prussia - wappen for pickelhaube - enlisted man/nco - infanterie/artillerie regiment - m-1915
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WAPPEN – PRUSSIA – FOR PICKELHAUBE – ENLISTED MAN/NCO – INFANTERIE/ARTILLERIE REGIMENT – M-1915SKU: 04-599
$225.00This is a fine enlisted man/NCO’s M-1915 wappen. It was used on a Prussian Infanterie or Artillerie Regiment’s pickelhaube or kugelhelm. [Please note the wappen’s wartime subdued gray exterior instead of the prewar brass. It provided a soldier more protection from enemy snipers than did shiny, sunlight-reflecting brass. A further aid against foul weather and sniper fire was a protective canvas cover. Soldiers who served in Artillerie Regiments (kept to the rear) were not in as much danger from snipers as were Infanterie soldiers in the front trenches]. The wappen displays a closed crown, which confirms its non officers’ status. The screw posts are not present. It is a very fine example.