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This is a different helmet. It is made of vulcanfiber not leather. The surface outside the visors was lacquered and has cracked or crazed.  It has a relatively rare kügel style and is all officer except the dome studs. There is actually a crack in the ball that is visible in the picture.

The wappen is a Prussian Officer reserve wappen without the cross. There is no evidence of one having been there.  It is screwed on with nuts. There is a metal plate on the outside and the inside of the spike base.  The outside was painted. The visor trim is non-magnetic but has lost its color and is now gray.

The cockades are full officer of 55mm. The chinscales are flat and held on by a split pin set of rosettes. 

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