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One Year Volunteer/Enlisted Man Busby for Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 - Braunschweig

One Year Volunteer/Enlisted Man Busby for Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 - Braunschweig

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Journey into History: Embark on a journey through history with the One Year Volunteer/Enlisted Man Busby, an intriguing piece associated with Braunschweigisches Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 from the Duchy of Braunschweig. This war-time example, with its unique features, tells a tale of scarcity and resourcefulness during the Napoleonic wars and the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-1871.

Regimental Heritage: The busby belongs to Braunschweigisches Husaren-Regiment Nr 17, raised in 1809 during the Napoleonic wars. The brass bandeau proudly bears the imprints of significant battles and campaigns: "Peninsula - Sicilen - Waterloo - Mars la Tour," reflecting the regiment's rich history.

War-Time Oddities: This headdress bears the marks of its wartime creation, with Otter or Seal fur for the body, showcasing the challenges faced in sourcing materials during that period. The brass chinscales, bandeau, and other features reveal the impact of scarce supplies on the quality of military attire.

Distinctive Features: The busby features a large silver skull and crossbones, a red kolpak, a yellow fangschnur, and an officer's gold and blue feldzeichen. An Enlisted Man Reich kokarde adds a final touch to the exterior, creating a unique blend of elements.

OYV or Enlisted Man?: The interior further deepens the mystery, with a conventional Enlisted Man leather sweatband, oilskin at the top, and a dark brown leather construction. The presence of every tongue and a leather sizing thong suggests careful craftsmanship, reflecting the resourcefulness of the time.

Genuine War-Time Relic: This busby is not a modern assembly of parts but an authentic war-time artifact. Its survival through history makes it a valuable and unique addition to any collection.

Capture a Piece of Scarcity: Own a tangible piece of wartime history with this distinctive One Year Volunteer/Enlisted Man Busby. Its oddities and unique features not only reflect the challenges of the time but also make it a rare and fascinating relic. Don't miss the opportunity to connect with the past through this exceptional piece of military heritage.

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