The Duke of Manchester's Huntingdonshire Mounted Rifle Volunteers, Trooper's Leather Helmet c1860-1861
A very rare example of this short lived corps. The black leather skull with similar peaks. The fluted white metal crest fitted with a white over red falling horse hair plume but lacking the frontal 'shaving brush' section. The die-stamped white metal frontal badge shows a ducal coronet over script capitals 'MV', and an ornate scroll below, '1st or Duke of Manchester's'. Plated rose side ornaments and white metal chin chain. Qulited linen sweatband and lining.