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Description

H-180 "Cuirasse Abdominale" - WWI French Adrian Abdominal Plate. Also referred to as the Adrian Assault Cuirass. 3rd type adopted after field trials in 1916. A convex 10 1/2" x 14 3/4" curved steel plate which follows the shape of the abdomen. Attached corner loops have a web strap which allows suspending the plate around the mid-section. Reverse is marked with a large cypher "M". This protective plate could be worn behind or over the uniform jacket. Original horizon blue finish shows some age, wear and patches where surface rust was removed. Rare (see page 414 in "THE FRENCH ARMY" by Laurent Mirouze and Stephane Dekerle). Rare. II-

Condition

See description for I-III scale (I=mint, III=poor)

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French WWI Adrian Abdominal Plate

Estimate $250 - $500Dec 03, 2016
Starting Price $250
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6819 U.S. 20
PO Box 157
Bouckville, NY 13310
USA
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