6th Inniskilling Dragoons. An 1847 pattern trooper’s helmet


6th Inniskilling Dragoons. A very honest example of the 1847 pattern trooper’s helmet in as discovered  condition.This Irish example has a sound skull with a few light knocks to the left hand side, which also lacks the roundel, and the top section of the plume holder is lacking, along with the chin scales. It does retain the leather liner and the leather protection to the front peak. Only the 1st and 6th Dragoons used this white metal skull. The ornate badge is undamaged and we have made no effort to clean this relic, which could well have been worn when the Heavy Brigade charged at Balaclava during the Crimean War. The pattern was replaced in 1871 by one with much simpler decoration and a snaller badge.  sep25/5

There are reputable suppliers of reproduction parts for these helmets but we have decided to offer it as we acquired it, as is our usual practice. Someone may have a helmet with the missing parts but in poorer general state.

1 in stock