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Posted: 4/2/2006 8:45:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/2/2006 8:48:27 PM EDT by DienBienPhu54]


front view of old helmet with leather chin strap



right side view of helmet



rear view of helmet

the seller says it's possibly WWI or WWII French? it's a varient of the Adrian helmet but has no badge on the front?

what country do you think it could have been used by? and what year / era is it from WWI or WWII?
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 8:48:55 PM EDT
austrian?
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 9:50:00 PM EDT
I found this picture of a WWI French helmet that looks very similiar?


Link Posted: 4/2/2006 9:51:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DienBienPhu54:
I found this picture of a WWI French helmet that looks very similiar?


i3.photobucket.com/albums/y64/cyberdyne101/98c0a551.jpg



That would be correct. It's French WW-I
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 9:51:23 PM EDT
Looks belgian
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 10:37:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/2/2006 10:37:29 PM EDT by TRW]
I would say it looks pretty ghey so it must be French.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 11:19:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/3/2006 11:20:09 AM EDT by DienBienPhu54]
the French Adrian style helmet was also adopted by several other countries: Italy , Belgium, Mexico, Russia, etc. , The US did not adopt the helmet for wide distribution to American troops, they did use the helmet to outfit the all black 93rd Infantry Division during WWI
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 11:29:01 AM EDT
Its Phrench or Belgian
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 11:38:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TRW:
I would say it looks pretty ghey so it must be French.



It looks like a penis.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 11:40:49 AM EDT
Yeah its got the flag holder, has to be phrench.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 11:50:27 AM EDT
Thats a Star Wars Naboo fighter helmet!


Link Posted: 4/3/2006 12:27:25 PM EDT
There is a fellow on gunboards.com who can probably tell you more about that helmet than you'll ever want to know. I think his screen name is JPS.. at any rate, he has his own WW1 militaria forum. Post it there and they'll probably be able to tell you the exact nationality and maybe the approximate date it was made.

If that is a genuine ww1 helmet and the paint is original, you may have a nice collector piece on your hands. The eveness of the wear and tear makes me think it might be a modern antiquing job, but I'd have to see it in person to be sure.

Galland
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 6:22:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Galland:
There is a fellow on gunboards.com who can probably tell you more about that helmet than you'll ever want to know. I think his screen name is JPS.. at any rate, he has his own WW1 militaria forum. Post it there and they'll probably be able to tell you the exact nationality and maybe the approximate date it was made.

If that is a genuine ww1 helmet and the paint is original, you may have a nice collector piece on your hands. The eveness of the wear and tear makes me think it might be a modern antiquing job, but I'd have to see it in person to be sure.

Galland



he said it was a model 1926 French adrian helmet and that not all helmets had the badge in the front

I read that the Russians also used these and sometimes painted a red star on the front
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