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Article about: Hi all. Picked this up with yesterday, came out of a garage. the liner has cracked with age and there is a small split in the shell. The gent who owned this helmet served with the 12th Yorks

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    Hi all. Picked this up with yesterday, came out of a garage. the liner has cracked with age and there is a small split in the shell. The gent who owned this helmet served with the 12th Yorkshire Parachute battalion. Any comments welcome. Also the liner is marked G&S 1943.
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    Looks to be a good G and S 43 .. possibly with post war external repaint.

    Gary J.

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    Yes it was probably repainted, I believe he was in Palestine aswell.

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    NCA
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    Very nice find!Worth a pretty penny too.Also good it has some history too...
    Where the chinstraps are attached at the back are there two screws holding it or one?

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    Good lid, nice pickup and good to have the history

    Jason

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    "Where the chinstraps are attached at the back are there two screws holding it or one?"

    I dont have it with me at the moment, its not something I looked at. Does it make a difference?

    Cheers for the replies.

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    No, not at all.Just wondering.
    Ive seen the version with leather straps that are attached with two bolts at the back and the later pattern with one bolt and a webbing chinstrap.

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    Ah yes, now you mention it, there are 2 screws. Just did'nt know if that made it a rarer type or anything lol

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    G&S only made this version, with the two bolt holes at the rear and the leather straps, rare to find a used one as many of those known are in nearly mint or mint unused condition.

    A good helmet to have James, especially if you collect para.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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