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    Model 1881 Infantry Officer's Helmet. An interesting helmet, named, and presumably upgraded to officer specifications as the soldier rose in rank. The sweatband is marked in ink "Sgt Miller" and the inside lining is likewise marked "Miller/ 25th Inf. Co. D". However, the helmet has officer's accouterments including the hooked side buttons for officer's chin scales, cord hook on the back side and black yak hair plume. The helmet plate displays nice detail and has a silver "25" mounted to the shield. The condition is very good with some dulling to the felt and light scattered soiling. A nice named example of America's "spiked helmet".

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    December, 2010
    11th Saturday
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