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Article about: Gary J... I do not have a magnet now.... But i added two more pictures I think the rim is made of aluminium...

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    Hi...
    This is a helmet i recently found here in Copenhagen...
    Its allmost mint...
    If you have more information about this helmet feel free to give them to me
    I dont know anything about this area of collection...
    Here is some pictures
    There is some stamps in the helmet:
    59 (?)
    BMB (?)
    1941 (Year)
    7 1/4 (Size)

    Have a nice day
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    Last edited by Sandsam; 11-04-2012 at 07:26 PM.
    Sandsam
    Denmark

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    NCA
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    Something not quite right about this one...for a start airborne lids dont have a cross pad screwed into the crown.And im sure if it is a genuine helmet then one this early should have a fibre rim on the steel shell.
    I'm thinking the liner and straps are genuine but the lid?..not sure.Is there a bolt on top of the helmet?Does the shell have any markings stamped inside?Usually found near the inside front.

    It could of course be postwar modifications.Do a search on this site for HSAT.

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    Hi,
    Cant tell you much about the helmet itself, probably late airborne, but the markings inside BMB is for Briggs Motor Bodies, they had a contract through W.W 2 to make helmets,
    Dave.

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    NCA:
    I have posted a picture of the bolt at the top. And there is two bolts at the back of the helmet...
    Sorry, but no stamps inside of the helmet.....
    Sandsam
    Denmark

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    Panzer 3:
    Thanks for the info !!
    Sandsam
    Denmark

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    Looks like a conversion of a tankers helmet, probably post war done. Can you show the 1941 date on the liner, as I can't see it clearly. also it should only have the imperial size markings not the metric as well (71/4 = 59cm), so might be done for Belgium or somewhere like that after the war, but using war time parts. Certainly not a text book example IMHO.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Hi Bond...
    Thanks for the help !!!
    I have posted a new picture of the 1941 date...
    I hope that you can read it now !!!
    Sandsam
    Denmark

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    Quote by Sandsam View Post
    Hi Bond...
    Thanks for the help !!!
    I have posted a new picture of the 1941 date...
    I hope that you can read it now !!!
    Yes I can read it now, thanks!!!!

    It is an early date, so maybe the mkI para helmet is different to how I thought they were, but I still think it should not have both imperial and metric sizing and the central dome fixing point and I still suspect that makes it a post war reissue.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Try a magnet against the rim .....

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    Maybe the danish army have used this helmet after the war ???
    I dont know !!!
    But normally the danish army stamped everything.....
    Sandsam
    Denmark

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