ITEM# 01082011-4
Description  US M1881 Bandsmanís Frontplate
Price $ 85.00

Original M1881 Infantry Bandsmanís or Field Musicianís frontplate for the enlisted fulldress spiked and plumed helmets, in excellent condition. This example has been polished since its manufacture, but not recently, and bears a nice patina. All three brass wire affixing loops are present and excellent. This frontplate is required to build the M1885 Infantry Bandsmanís plumed helmet, as well as any of the numerous non-regulation variants ubiquitous during the Indian Wars. The regulation nickel silver overlay is in excellent conditionóand original overlays of any description are scarce.