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Irish vicker's helmet

Article about: Hi Pat, no I have never owned one of these, but several mates have them. All were repainted white. I first saw one in the 1970's and it made me scratch my head when I saw the makers name as

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    Hi Pat, no I have never owned one of these, but several mates have them. All were repainted white. I first saw one in the 1970's and it made me scratch my head when I saw the makers name as at the time I had never even heard of one before.

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    I was told the Irish made those German looking helmets on purpose to tease the British??
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    I was told the Irish made those German looking helmets on purpose to tease the British??
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    it was made about 6-7 years since ireland got its country back (well some of it) so i would understand why they wanted to tease the british .
    cheers,
    Pat

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    Very nice helmet Patrick.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Hello Patrick,

    Does this helmet have markings in the rear skirt? It should read something like V.ltd for VICKERS LTD and a serial number like; H1234.

    It appears to me your helmet is a well made example. The Vickers helmet was a low quality product. The most apparent differences with the German M16 are the fact that the Vickers sports two brackets on the front and the helmet rocks when laid on a flat surface. Your helmet does not look like that?! Besides, as far as I know, Vickers only used stepped frontal plate lugs (sizes 62-64). These seem to be the straight one, similar to the German size 66-68 lugs.

    Would you have a look at your helmet and let us know?

    Cheers,
    Emile
    Last edited by emileverbunt; 11-18-2011 at 10:01 AM. Reason: additional info

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    no there is no markings,
    this helmet has no liner its just a shell of rust and white paint.
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    cheers,
    Pat

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    Thanks Patrick,

    To my mind this is not an Irish Vickers helmet, but a German WW1 M16. Nice one none the less. Never seen one with a white coat!

    Cheers,
    Emile

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    Looks like a 1927 vickers helm, but this one has no fixing arrangement on the front for thr irish army badge????

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    Here you are Pat you will have to translate using Google but you should be to see the differences what Emile was talking about. IRLANDÉS 27

    Martin

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    this does look like a german helmet, but i still think its irish. I think this might be a very unique one. But is there anything else you want me to check out?

    cheers,
    pat

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