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Old 09-01-22, 06:43 PM
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Default !st Lancaster Mounted Rifle Volunteers Helmet

I thought I would post some images of a fairly obscure Albert pattern dragoon pattern helmet to the 1st Lancashire Mounted Rifle Volunteers that I have in my collection. The helmet is over-all silver plated with all silver fittings to include chin chain which is lined in red leather. The only exception to all silver fitting is the plume boss or rosette at the top of the white over red barber brush plume which is gilt. The helmet liner is also in red leather. The helmet plate is a three-or four-part construction consisting of the wreath, the star, the title scroll, and the disk in the center of the title with the arms of Lancashire which appears to be a separate piece. The 1st Lancashire mounted Rifle Volunteers were short lived from approx. February 1860 to November 1861 with an establishment of 3 officers and not more than 50 other ranks. in 1861 they were disbanded and reconstituted as Light Horse Volunteers with changes to the helmet plate. I hope readers find this of interest.
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super helmet thanks for showing it
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Old 01-03-22, 07:00 PM
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Very nice helmet
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Old 01-03-22, 07:55 PM
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THANK YOU! it is very king of you to say so. I have to admit, I am rather proud of it... I do think it is a gorgeous helmet, wish you could view it in person!

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VERY nice indeed!

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Old 02-03-22, 01:44 AM
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Thank you, Terry... it looks better in-person!
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Old 02-03-22, 08:56 AM
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I would never connect this to Mounted Rifles, nor to Light Horse. Apparently those units were rather free in adapting the uniform they liked, fitting or not. With indeed gorgeous result.
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