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Genuine WW1 French adrian?

Article about: I bought this a while ago, not for too much, But I am doubting it's authenticity myself - though I am unsure as I don't know too much on the Adrian helmet design. Could this perhaps be an Ad

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    It's looking more like this version of the Japy ink stamp as I played around with the colours and contrast on your picture you supplied if you look to the left on your picture I have edited you can see faint traces of the ink stamp and also some above what is most likely to be the number 9. Love a bit of detective work

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    "When I lost my rifle, the Army charged me 85 dollars. That is why in the Navy the Captain goes down with the ship." -Dick Gregory-


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    it looks 100% original to me, the brush marks are normal on repaints

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    A regular Sherlock Redstalker It's very neat to know that it is a genuine mle15 Adrian! I'm still on the fence on whether I want to give the liner a little clean. Thanks for all the help with the stamp!

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    Very nice example! Here is my M15 with 2nd pattern liner.

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    Cheers, Nice chinstrap there! It's kept it's color well it seems too

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    Thanks, it is REALLY thin and fragile though.

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    Most of the chinstrap's I've seen for mle15's seem to be - better to have one than not!

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    Very nice early japy production with early liner, as already mentioned, but also early bright color below the "field" repaint
    This one have seen most of the war!


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    It seems that way! Interesting to think that it made it through the war - hopefully the fellow who wore it lived to see the end too

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