M15 Garde Field Artillery

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M15 Garde Field Artillery

Post by Spiker » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:28 am

M15 Garde Field Artillery

Inside a clear stamp GFART 1917

(Field artillery , not Foot artillery coz it has the non vented back spine.)

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Post by stuka f » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:54 am

Nice helmet!
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Post by Adler » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:47 am

Great find!

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Re: M15 Garde Field Artillery

Post by pickelhauben » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:54 am

Great grey arty !!

I saw this on ebay and a lot of people wanted it .

67 bids and the price went through the roof !!!!

That ventless spine makes all of the difference in the world.

You are lucky to have won it but you paid dearly.

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Post by Spiker » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:57 am

Passion has no price :happy3:
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Post by aicusv » Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:22 pm

Great piece-the rear spine is something and does make a difference.
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Post by Sergei1877 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:36 pm

Spiker wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:57 am
Passion has no price :happy3:
This is exactly what you said. Money is nothing, thirst for everything

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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:48 pm

This is a great find, congrats!

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Post by ottodog8 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:39 pm

I’m jealous. Very jealous.

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Post by Sandmann » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:50 pm

Great pictures and a fine Helmet. Thank you for sharing :bravo:
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Post by b.loree » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:28 pm

That is a beauty and I have never seen an M15 with no vent on the spine. Excellent condition and great markings, you can't take your money with you when you croak so why not spend it? Live life to the fullest while you can still see your helmets!! :thumb up:
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Post by Spiker » Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:15 am

Very wise words there Brian , and thank you gentlemen.

It is indeed a rare bird ,it is mentioned in books but I don’t know any who can show an example .
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Post by ww1czechlegion » Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:51 am

Wow, that is a very rare helmet!!! \:D/ =D>

Congratulations Ed, and thank you for posting it for us to see! :bravo:

As Brian said about the non-vented backspine, it is the first time for me also that I have seen one like this. Absolutely fantastic!

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Post by Westfront » Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:35 pm

Great helmet well done :bravo:

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Re: M15 Garde Field Artillery

Post by Amybellars » Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:13 am

I don't have a non-vented Garde Field Artillery.

Can my FAR 44 normal Prussian artillery non-vent one do?

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Re: M15 Garde Field Artillery

Post by Spiker » Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:49 am

:-? That is a surprise to me , coz the FAR44 keeps showing up in every collection (probably depo surplus)
but I have never seen a non vented one , can you show a picture of the inside where the spine is attached ?

This is mine ;

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Re: M15 Garde Field Artillery

Post by Amybellars » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:20 am

Ed
Here you go. Only one small hole for the split prongs. No vent holes for the vent shutter

I like your purple background. Is it a pull down backdrop?

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Re: M15 Garde Field Artillery

Post by Spiker » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:05 am

Thanks for that picture Amy , amazing , so it is true that a field artillery regiment did make the two options because even in a field artillery unit not everybody was mounted.
The reason why there are still so many FAR44 around is a mystery to me.
Here we have different maker , but they are always 1916.
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Re: M15 Garde Field Artillery

Post by Amybellars » Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:10 am

I have 3 FAR 44 haubes. All year stamp 1916. I believe that all the 44 in the collecting circles are original. Maybe all recycled as war bond gift as well. Yours look like an unissued one. I have one like that, the other two are rougher.

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Re: M15 Garde Field Artillery

Post by Amybellars » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:02 am

What is the real significance of the ventless rear spine as I couldn't find much info in my reference books.

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