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 Post subject: French Military Police helmet M1912 for your comments
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:35 pm 
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Dear All,

Some of you have requested some pics of my French military police M1912 so here we are. These types of helmets were still in use in the french army until 1915!

Please feel free to make all the comments you wish.

Best regards to you All

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Beautiful helmet, Alex!

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I love it! I would love to get an example of this type of helmet, but know nothing about French helmets!

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 Post subject: A great helmet
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:58 pm 
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the French had a overstatment complex for uetiful helmet's . VERY NICE.
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Hello,
Please, not "Police", but "Gendarmerie".
This one is for mounted Gendarme (With tail)

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JR92 wrote:
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Please, not "Police", but "Gendarmerie".
This one is for mounted Gendarme (With tail)

Best regards \:D/


You are correct but there is no equivalent in the English language for "gendarmerie". So I referred to it as "military police"! :D

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Being ignorant of the characteristics of these French helmets, I would like to know how you both know that this is a mounted gendarmerie helmet. Beautiful helme by the way. Brian

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Being ignorant of the characteristics of these French helmets, I would like to know how you both know that this is a mounted gendarmerie helmet. Beautiful helme by the way. Brian


Brian, this is because of the horse-hair tail.

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Because of the yellow matal shell and white fittings, Brian. Cuirassier and Dragon helmets were the same, but colors were inverted (white metal shell and yellow fittings and chinscales)
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Because of the yellow matal shell and white fittings, Brian. Cuirassier and Dragon helmets were the same, but colors were inverted (white metal shell and yellow fittings and chinscales)
Bruno


Together withBruno's response, you now have a complete answer Brian. 8-)

Thanks Bruno for adding to my incomplete reply.

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Hello,

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because of the horse-hair tail


Sure ! And horse tail was removed for "service à pied", (without horse).
Only officers wore a helmet with a not removable tail.

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colors were inverted


Sure ! The first difference are the colours, and there are other differences, if you are interested, I could write something about it.

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I would love to know more, thanks for sharing!

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Hello,

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Some differences :
Left, Dragoon, Right, Gendarme
Dragoon, Back : 2 parts more , 6 studs Gendarme: Back : one part more, 4 studs
Dragoon Chinstrap : circles Gendarme Chinstrap : Lion's heads

The "cimiers' (tops) have not the same shape (Dragoon's is taller), and the mottos are different.

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 Post subject: Currassiier please
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Can you show the Dragoon. currassier. and carbinier helm's and if there are differences between the cavalry ones. love French militery metal helmet's.


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Very nice helmets. I may have to ask members for photos when I write the article on heavy cavalry headgear!


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Hello,

Here some others
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 Post subject: Re: French Military Police helmet M1912 for your comments
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:42 am 
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aterrasse wrote:
Dear All,

Some of you have requested some pics of my French military police M1912 so here we are. These types of helmets were still in use in the french army until 1915!

Please feel free to make all the comments you wish.

Best regards to you All

Alex



Hi Alex

Your Gendarmerie helmet looks 100 per cent good ! I don't anything wrong !

You should have the name of the producer under the tail on the neck (Franck probably)

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 Post subject: 1912 helmet
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Good evening! I apreciate that this is in reply to your post from years ago but....... I have got a 1912 gendarmes helmet exactly like yours but where-as the helmet shell on yours is brass, mine is a dark brown colour. on my helmet all the other fittings are brass. The horsehair tail is long and the chinstrap rossettes are the lionhead type. I have never seen a helmet like mine! do you know of any reason why the body of my helmet would be a bark brown colour?
Mine has the oval stamp under the horsehair tail and certainly looks original.
I could email you pictures if it would help? my email address is robertsharp1977@hotmail.co.uk
I am having difficulty putting pics on pickelhaubes.com.
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Hey Rob,
In order to post photos on the site, you need to host them on another site, such as photobucket of imageshack.
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 Post subject: Re: French Military Police helmet M1912 for your comments
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:11 pm 
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What would be the price range for one of the gendarme helmets like the one at the top of the thread?

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