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#329465 06/12/2017 07:25 PM
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Hi gents,

Has anyone ever seen helmet like this? Its made in Paris but its not French. Also, it has Imperial Russian eagle, but I don't think it belongs here.
Thank you in advance.

Alex

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Alex . #329468 06/12/2017 10:56 PM
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The two headed eagle is usually associated with Russia as you state. I would look to see if perhaps it was Alexander II or NicholasII. It looks like a II below the eagles. It would not surprise me if the Russians ordered supplies from the French. Industrially the Russians were extremely behind the times while the Tsars ran things.
Just a guess.

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Jim W #329472 06/13/2017 01:24 AM
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Lots of South American items were made in France

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Thanks. Thats right, some Russian officers use to buy their uniform in France and Germany. The eagle has the cipher of Peter III (1728 1762) and Russian army start using similar leather helmets only in 1844, so most likely this eagle doesnt belong to this helmet. I will keep researching.

Alex . #329511 06/14/2017 07:30 PM
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hi members
my opinion that this helmet was made for only theatrical /plays etc looks great hope you agree god bless andy militarynut

Militarynut #329539 06/15/2017 02:33 PM
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I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out to be the case.

Alex . #329551 06/15/2017 11:52 PM
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I have to agree with Andy.


Never argue with an idiot, he will only drag you down to his level and beat you with experience. And remember the early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
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Thanks Earl.


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