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Finnish issued Austrian M17

Article about: Hello, my new kid arrived today. After a 3 days wait! I bought it off a trusted member in this very forum, I'm not going to name him because that is unfair but I can say that he will likely

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    Smile Finnish issued Austrian M17

    Hello, my new kid arrived today. After a 3 days wait! I bought it off a trusted member in this very forum, I'm not going to name him because that is unfair but I can say that he will likely see this thread.

    Essentially, these helmets were sent to Finland post-WW1 (1920s-1930s) off Germany, Austrian and France. Almost all of them saw service during WW1 and a lot of them saw service during WW2 (Winter war). About 70-80 thousand off these were sent all together. During WW2, they were repainted Field Green and given Finnish WW2 liner and chinstraps (some were refurbished post-WW2).

    My one has the original, almost mint, Finnish liner and chinstrap. The paint has a few scratches but is still holding up. Anyway, just wanted to say that I'm pleased and have gone a long-way from owning that fake M18 cut-out almost half a year ago. My helmet is made by BGB and is a size 66 (BGB exclusively produced 66s). Thanks for reading guys and I hope you enjoy as much as I do

    Finnish issued Austrian M17
    Finnish issued Austrian M17
    Finnish issued Austrian M17
    Finnish issued Austrian M17
    Finnish issued Austrian M17
    Finnish issued Austrian M17
    Finnish issued Austrian M17
    Finnish issued Austrian M17
    Finnish issued Austrian M17
    Finnish issued Austrian M17
    Finnish issued Austrian M17

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    its very nice.

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    Nice helmet and good to see it found a good home

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    That's a nice example indeed. Classic post ww2 finnish refurbishment, probably from the '50s, '60s. Surely has seen a lot, congrats!

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