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    French Model 1872/1874 Dragoon Helmet. Silvered metal body with brass trim and leather-backed slightly convex brass chinscales. The gilded comb is decorated on both sides with volutes and laurel leaves and the front bears the head of Medusa. A black horsehair tail hangs from the rear of the comb. A brass socket on the left side supports a small white feather plume. The seven-fingered black leather liner has brass grommets to support the suspension adjustment string. The helmet finish is slightly dull but otherwise is in very good condition and a great representative helmet used by the French at the start of WWI before the harsh realities of a modern war made them obsolete.

    Estimate: $800 - up.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2012
    9th Saturday
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