The Shield paint is 80% complete but blue paint around the Infantry Horn has mostly worn away with only about 20% remaining. Top of crown bears a 2 diameter, circular metal cockade decorated with a red center and concentric rings of white and dark blue paint that has only light paint loss.
Extending from the top front cover of the shako is a much-faded, blue-green with beige colored pom pom. Stitching is tight and complete.
Exterior Leather is stiff but complete with only one barely visible repair on the underside of the left side corner on the visor, a very light glue repair was made. The original Black Leather Sweatband is intact, it does show some light wear and flaking, the stitching on this part has worn away on a 1/2 section towards the edge of the shako. It has the chin strap with original strap retainer in the crown, however the chinstrap is partially broken off, please review the pictures. Stamped "5" inside the shako and stamped "G" with 4 dots above it on the green underside of the visor. The front plate is currently being held in place with a small piece of Velcro and one of the original pins, you can see the Velcro in the 9th picture and the original pin is shown in the 10th picture.Still looks great for it's age and will display beautifully! Ordered by the War Department from Paris as part of 10,000 complete chasseur uniforms in 1861. Issued to five Northern regiments including the 18th Massachusetts, 62nd and 83rd Pennsylvania, also the 72nd New York and regiments in New York's Excelsior Brigade. Measures 6 1/2" Tall without Pom Pom, 8 3/4" with Pom Pom, 9 1/2" Front to Back, and 6 1/2" Side to Side. Check out my other Civil War Era Items!
If you are interested in more than one item you can get a better deal, just ask me how. WE CAN'T FIX A PROBLEM IF WE AREN'T INFORMED THAT THERE IS ONE! The item "US Civil War Union Infantry Leather Shako-Federal Chasseur Pattern" is in sale since Sunday, March 05, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Uniforms".The seller is "twistedlifesupplies" and is located in Berlin, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.