ITEM# 01082011-7
Description  US M1881 Artillery EMís Frontplate
Price $ 55.00

Original M1881 Artillery frontplate for the enlisted fulldress spiked and plumed helmets, in unissued condition. This example has never been polished since its manufacture, and lacks the usual numeral piercings in the federal shield. All three brass wire affixing loops are present and excellent. This frontplate is required to build either the spiked Foot Artillery (by this period almost wholly Coast Artillery) or plumed Horse Artillery versions of the M1881 enlisted helmet. Artillery frontplates are more common than Staff or Cavalry examples, only becauseófor some inexplicable reason--Redlegs typically lack collector appeal. This is a fine example of a giant Cannon Cockerís insignia.