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Offline Top Kick Ken

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1872 Cavalry Dress Helmet
« on: September 17, 2007, 02:35:46 am »
Anyone have ideas where I can find a reproduction of one of these helmets?

I've found originals and some replicas over the years through private party, but never through a company or firm.

Any ideas for where I can find one of these.

Thanks in advance

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Re: 1872 Cavalry Dress Helmet
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2007, 05:11:47 am »
Try Coon Creek.  They had some on display at the SASS Convention last year, and I recently saw someone wearing one of their helmets. 

http://www.cooncreekoldwest.com/

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Re: 1872 Cavalry Dress Helmet
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2007, 02:07:43 pm »
I am obliged and honored by your prompt reply, as always.

I am concentrating on getting my dress uniform to an appropriate standard, this one item has proven to be the most difficult to find.  I have, in the past found originals (Usually far too expensive) or reproductions (that lack the needed authenticity) or combinations of the two that were to varying degrees, unacceptable in obvious ways.

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Grand Army of the Frontier

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BOLD #943
SASS #47880L