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Is this an Imperial Russian M15?

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    Default Is this an Imperial Russian M15?

    So I found this online recently, being sold as a "Imperial Russian WW1 M15 Helmet". I dont know the differences from a French adrian (if any) I would really appreciate help!

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    I can only say that the liner looks to be very similar to a Bulgarian type

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    You are right! and searching it up, I have seen a few of an apparent Bulgarian Adrian variant that includes the lugs on the sides of the helmet (which I had not seen on other variants) Do you have any idea as to when the Bulgarian army may have used Adrian's in any way?

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    French 15 that I have for comparison

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    It's just those lugs on the side that strike out for me, I haven't seen them on French Adrian's before

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    I believe they did but I can't confirm that quickly, I go by what I have

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    Rare WWI French M15 Adrian helmet made by JAPY, used in Serbia, Bulgaria 1915

    Look at this link. As reneblacky says: Bulgarian. Capture from Serbian Army and reconditioned by the Bulgarians.

    Cheers,
    Emile

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    cheers! That clears it up then, Bulgarian it is

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    Quote by FinMC View Post
    So I found this online recently, being sold as a "Imperial Russian WW1 M15 Helmet". I dont know the differences from a French adrian (if any) I would really appreciate help!
    Seems there was the difference. I've found this picture in an old French magazine.
    From left to right: Belgian, Serbian, Russian, Romanian.

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    I can only show the first and last one, but love to lay hand on the other two...
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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