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Infantry US army dress helmet, model 1881?

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I am trying to figure out what this thing is exactly. I do not think it is 140 years old so is it a repro or something. If its the real deal how old could it be and how much would it be worth?


thanks for your help.



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Eagle , side devices, plume socket and base probably real. Shell is a replica as well as the tassel. Looks like the helmet was assembled for a prop for a costume or play. 


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