French WWI helmet with Bullet holes

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    French WWI helmet with Bullet holes

    Post by AndrewA74 on Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:39 pm

    Hi,
    This is something my mom bought at an auction, and it has 3 bullet holes (all entrance holes). I assume it's WWI, and it almost appears it's a combat dug relic. What do you guys think? Thanks.
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    Re: French WWI helmet with Bullet holes

    Post by 1stDivVet on Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:50 pm

    If it's French, it's post-WW1. WW1 French helmets are blue. WW2 were green. It might be a WW1 Belgien one tho. Without the badge on the front, it's hard to tell

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    Re: French WWI helmet with Bullet holes

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:15 am

    Wow...Andrew,as a complete helmet addict,I can say that ,this really is a fanatastic find..... I just feel sorry for the guy,wearing it at the time...Hang on to this one,this is and will continue to be very collectable Cool

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    Re: French WWI helmet with Bullet holes

    Post by Mercenary25 on Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:38 am

    I don't know, but it looks like it was used as shooting target. Not enough rust around the holes.


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    Re: French WWI helmet with Bullet holes

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:17 pm

    Mercenary25 wrote:I don't know, but it looks like it was used as shooting target. Not enough rust around the holes.



    Good point,I needed to zoom in,and check out the holes,I think your right....damn shame to use this lid for pot shots.. Wink

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