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Title Dragoon helmet chin chain, 1848 pattern
Nationality British
Period c 1848-71

This is the othe ranks, or possibly officer's, chin chain for the 1848 pattern dragoon helmet. It measures just over an inch across, whereas the later 1871 pattern dragoon helmet chin chains are usually noticeably narrower.

It is heavily tarnished and the leatherwork is hanging by a thread and is somewhat fragmentary, but this is probably a piece from the 1860s. The stitching is very worn and elderly, but is is undoubtedly original. The leather has the wasting disease associated with old calf leatherwork.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Headdress : British : 19th Century]


I receive[d] the parcel today and am very happy with the swords.

Many thanks again and look forward to doing business with you again,

A M, UK, 22.10.2012

Thank you for careful packaging and prompt shipping.

G K, Canada, 07.09.2011