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What can I see on the pic are : a man with bavarian officer pickelhaube, behind him what appears a stahlhelm with some design painted on the front and the Bavarian shield on the left side and a man with stahlhelm moustache and Bavarian borte over the collar of his tunic 

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The helmet in the first picture also has the Bavarian shield on the side as worn by Freikorps Epp when it was in the Reichswehr.

Here a picture of the Drum and Bugle corps of 1. bayer. Reichswehr-Schützen-Regiment 41 (Freikorps Epp) showing a similar Bavarian shield on the side of their helmets.

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this guy must have been a royalist, as his has a wittelsbach crown above the wappen. perfect headgear for a fahnenweihe or appell! no idea if it is real, but description stated it came from a canadian military museum

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7 hours ago, Eric Stahlhut said:

this guy must have been a royalist, as his has a wittelsbach crown above the wappen. perfect headgear for a fahnenweihe or appell! no idea if it is real, but description stated it came from a canadian military museum

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This version was, I believe an early pattern of the Reichswehr helmet from somewhere around June to September 1919.

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19 hours ago, Bayern said:

In fact was one of two variants weared by Freikorps von Epp when it was transformed in the XXI Brigade of the Provisional Reichswehr .

I believe this was the first type from, as I said June-September 1919, as in the first half of 1919, at least the Bavarian Freikorps and Einwohnerwehr were ardent royalists and anti-Weimar republic who wanted to restore the Wittelsbach dynasty to the throne in Bavaria. Thus, the crown.

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Eric My pleasure ! bolewt 58 , its true , the Bavarians remained monarchists and I think that not was until 1921 that the crown was discarded . 

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