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    7th Cavalry: A Model 1881 Enlisted Man's Dress Helmet in Superb Condition. Re-creations are seen of this helmet, made from combining various parts from old stock. However, this is a complete and totally original example in near-mint condition. The rare original cords and chinstrap are present, and the patina is consistent throughout. Inside the leather sweatband are stamped "Wm. H. Horstman Philadelphia Feb. ..." (the date has been covered by the interior stitching) and "Chas E. Backett Inspector." One old crack in the front visor, barely noticeable, is the only flaw. While it post-dates the Custer era, nonetheless a great 7th Cavalry display piece of the Indian Wars era.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    8th Saturday
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