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Posted - 06/04/2007 : 4:18:26 PM I picked up this helmet at a local fleamarket at $15, figuring at that price I cannot go wrong no matter what it turns out to be. Here I'm in serious lack of knowledge, so please help me out...

So what is it? Italian? (Wasn't there a russian model too not unlike the adrian?)

It does look as if it has never had any badge on the front.

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It is a four piece construction, riveted on both sides.

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The crown is fastened with split pins.

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The liner is missing. The colour is a dark brownish green, somewhat lighter on the inside.

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Any ideas? All comments are welcome.
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Posted - 06/04/2007 : 4:31:56 PM looks Italian to me, I have one with the same color paint with a green leather chinstrap that has been ID as Italian

I was told it is a French made model 1915 supplied to the Italians
Edited by - DienBienPhu on 06/04/2007 4:33:14 PMGustaf B
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Posted - 06/04/2007 : 6:01:26 PM Hey BC,
DBP nailed it (that means he is right) it is not a bad example.
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Posted - 06/04/2007 : 6:29:22 PM Thanks guys. I had a feeling that was it, but I'm as far from being an expert on adrians as it is possible to be...

Apart from two dings, a patch of what looks like storage wear, a missing split pin and a broken prong on the inside front, it doesn't look half bad. No liner or chinstrap, but what can you get for $15?

I normally don't ask for value, but given the price I paid for it I wonder what it might really be worth? Anybody care to offer a guesstimate? I know it will not make me a rich man.
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Posted - 06/04/2007 : 10:01:14 PM Hey BC, I would say it is worth what you paid for it, even with out the liner, it would still top a hundred bucks.
Gus
 
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