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French Adrian

Post by stuka f » Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:13 am

here is the first one of a new (sub)theme I am starting; WWI French Adrian's with the commemorative plate.
I know some of the plates are add by collectors in the recent days, but that is something I'll have to deal with.
First one in is a complete pionier.

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Re: French Adrian

Post by b.loree » Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:09 am

Very cool, keep them coming! No name on this one?
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Re: French Adrian

Post by stuka f » Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:19 pm

No nameon this one.
On the lookout for the next one
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Re: French Adrian

Post by aicusv » Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:44 pm

very cool
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Re: French Adrian

Post by cptbob » Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:41 pm

That is cool. Did the individual soldiers keep their helmets and have the plate put on after the war was over?

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Re: French Adrian

Post by coert65 » Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:23 pm

Very nice Adrian helmet! I still have one, a Chasseur one with the veteran plaque on it, also not named.
I will post pictures of it tomorrow, when lighting is better.
It is the only one I have kept, after selling my collection when things got bad for me. But that one I will never let go.

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Re: French Adrian

Post by stuka f » Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:38 am

cptbob wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:41 pm
That is cool. Did the individual soldiers keep their helmets and have the plate put on after the war was over?
Thanks.
Yes they did.
Not all of course, but it was quite common.
They probably had to buy the plate, and not everyone was able to have their name stamped or engraved on it.
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Re: French Adrian

Post by stuka f » Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:40 am

Thank you also to aicusv and Coert for the reply.
Looking forward to see your helmet, Coert.
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Re: French Adrian

Post by coert65 » Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:47 am

Here some pictures of my French Chasseur Adrian helmet.
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It is not in the best shape, but it is all original, and made by Japy et freres, you can see that by the way the front and rear peak are being held together. They are soldered, only Japy did that, all other manufacturers used 2 rivets.
I traded this helmet with a forummember for a scruffy FR33 haube I had here. It can be found on the forum too.
Jaap, the guy I traded it with, is however not doing so well nowaday's. To say the least..
So this helmet will stay with me.

Greetings, Coert.

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Re: French Adrian

Post by stuka f » Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:21 am

Great helmet!
Sorry to hear about Jaap.
Thanks for your message.

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Re: French Adrian

Post by 2nd.Leibhusar » Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:57 am

There are so many variants and used by so many countries that you can dedicate a collection to the Adrian.
Highly undervalued and that while half the world used them.
I hope to see more beautiful things in this topic!
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Re: French Adrian

Post by bcalkins » Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:17 pm

Great stuff!!!

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Re: French Adrian

Post by Francobritishcollect » Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:56 pm

Dear All

Nice topic those Adrian helmets.

I have a few. This one is one of the 300,000 first helmets made by Japy, a Parisian firm. Probably never issued.

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Re: French Adrian

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Re: French Adrian

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Re: French Adrian

Post by b.loree » Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:42 pm

Fantastic condition! I have been tempted many times over the years to buy one for my collection.
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Re: French Adrian

Post by stuka f » Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:23 am

You schould!
Go for a brown one, Belgian and Russian had them, and some French, mostly North African regiments.
I'll try to poste what I have asap.

@ Francobritishcollect; Love yours too,btw.
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Re: French Adrian

Post by 2nd.Leibhusar » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:11 am

Francobritishcollect wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:56 pm
Dear All

Nice topic those Adrian helmets.

I have a few. This one is one of the 300,000 first helmets made by Japy, a Parisian firm. Probably never issued.

Best

Alex
:bravo: Superb example !!

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