Adrian helmet ID?

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    sethro

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    Adrian helmet ID?

    Post by sethro on Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:34 am

    Hey guys -

    Got this helmet a while ago. I'm guessing WWI french, but any thoughts?










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    Re: Adrian helmet ID?

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:47 am

    Looks ww1 French to me.

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    Re: Adrian helmet ID?

    Post by ripcord on Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:16 am

    Certainly does look French, but Italy also used this type of helmet in WWI.

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    Re: Adrian helmet ID?

    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:49 pm

    Very salty looking lid, it look's French but do not think it is, as there are no cut outs for the RF badge to attach, could be Belgian,Italian amongst others , but it not WW1 as they were produced in three parts, and this one discounting the quill on top is made in one stamping, a very interesting relic, I like it a lot;) 

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    Re: Adrian helmet ID?

    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:06 pm

    Finland, Romania, Poland, and Czechoslovakia also use surplus French helmets during the interwar years (and some beyond).

    It might just be easier to list the countries that didn't use French helmets Very Happy

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    Re: Adrian helmet ID?

    Post by cammobunker on Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:19 pm

    Elmetto Metallico Leggero M15/16 (Lippmann)

    Italian, no question.

    ETA: Actually, the Italians used a bunch of French helmets (over a million, according to Joseba's site) but made their own as well. You'd think they'd be more common, but not so much. A whole bunch get identified as French, I would bet. Nice score!


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    Re: Adrian helmet ID?

    Post by sethro on Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:37 am

    Yep, that's it exactly.

    Thanks, didn't even think about the Italians. I kinda thought they just used the French style.

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    Re: Adrian helmet ID?

    Post by ripcord on Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:50 pm

    I have seen this type of helmet in Italian museums.

    Also saw  relics of these helmets ( and other  military  implements, such as  of cannons, and rifles  ) deeply  imbedded  in glaciers while hiking  the  Dolomiti mountain ranges  (Italian Alps) many years ago.

    Italian  troops were locked in bitter  combat with Austrian, and German  troops in and near the glaciers of Northern Italy  during WW I.

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