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    U.S. M1881 Indian Police Dress Helmet. Regulation form 1881 enlisted man's dress helmet incorporating the silver crossed arrows affixed to the eagle front plate, the red and white braided wool cord suspensions on the helmet, red and white aguilette, and red and white horse hair plume all unique to the Indian Police. Heavy black felt body with black patent leather trim and gilt brass cavalry side buttons. 1¾" brown leather sweat band marked in ink on the underside "Wm. H. Horstmann Co./ Philadelphia/ Mar 4 1899" and U.S. inspector's mark. Choice example of a very rare regulation U.S. issue helmet.

    Condition: Exceptional, just one small ship on the black leather band at the base of the crown, otherwise mint.


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