Model 1915 Preußen Garde Infantry
Model 1915 Preußen Garde Infantry Mannschaften (Other Ranks) helmet.
Unlike line Infantry helmets, the holes for the Wappen (helmet plate) are further apart on Garde helmets.
A view of the Preußen Garde Infantry Model 1915 Wappen (front plate).
A rear view showing the 1895 pattern sliding air vent on the rear spine.
A view of the side profile. Note how the leather shell has shrunk over the years, leaving a gap between the shell and the rear spine.
The liners of M1915 helmets reflect the war time economy, and are usually made from a much thinner leather than older helmets. This example is in quite good condition.
The helmet is maker marked "Herm Flohr. Cöln 1916" on the rear visor.