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Thoughts on this Blue Russian Adrian Helmet?

Article about: Hi everyone- I was wondering what you guys think regarding the authenticity of this Horizon Blue Russian Adrian helmet. I know that there were Horizon Blue-painted Russian Adrian's, but I al

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    Hi everyone- I was wondering what you guys think regarding the authenticity of this Horizon Blue Russian Adrian helmet. I know that there were Horizon Blue-painted Russian Adrian's, but I also know that they are rare and that the imperial crest is supposed to be tan (maybe this one was repainted? Most likely just wishful thinking). I am not an expert when it comes to these Imperial Russian helmets, as I only have information from Clawson's decade-old and semi outdated book to go off of. I only post this helmet here because I believe there may be a chance of this being authentic because when I compare the liner to other examples of Russian Adrians, the liner seems correct and so does the chinstrap (though I know this can mean nothing). What do you guys make of this? Any help/info would be greatly appreciated.

    Best regards,
    Nikita.

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    Nikita, we had a thread on this topic that started 02/25 and you can look through those comments. The general consensus is that blue ones MAY exist but would be extremely rare. To me, from a general “does it have a ring of truth” observation, I wish that badge was either tan or matched the helmet color perfectly, that different color blue concerns me. Kevin

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    Thank you very much Kevin. I will definitely look through that thread.

    Thanks again.

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    Were any Russian Adrians blue?
    I think this is the thread Keven mentioned.
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    Does anyone else have an opinion regarding the authenticity of this helmet?

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    I didn't end up winning it sadly. 3 seconds before the auction was over I put a max bid of $465 on, and was instantly outbid so I quickly raised by bid to 500, but was also still beat. There ended up being 2 other guys also bidding, and the end price ended up being $537 for this beautiful helmet. A nice bargain for this piece, but still currently out of my price range sadly as I just bough an Ssh-36 with the liner a few days ago (although it has been repainted).

    Not only did I lose the auction, but I also stayed up until almost 4 AM!

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    I wouldn’t beat yourself up over it.. there are an awful lot of fake badges around and it’s a dangerous area. This may not be the bargain after all.
    It’s always best to wait for that ‘gut feeling’.

    Personally, I stay away from such things!
    Too scary and unlikely.

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    Edit: double post.

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    I agree there. It's a minefield so better to buy with 100% confidence, and even better also from a respectable dealer who gives warrantee. On those auctions (Ebay I assume) the risk is too high and it is too easy to lose big $$$. It is not worth the risk...but that advise was given more often.

    For ebay and other auctions goes: know your stuff!!! Don't bid unless you're 100% certain on originality. Unless money is no issue of course. Furthermore; know who you are buying from when placing a bid. Too many frauds out there who easily get away with things on ebay.

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    Weird...double post

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