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2x WW1 Shells with Post War Liners

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    Default 2x WW1 Shells with Post War Liners

    Just picked up these 2x helmets from the local auction, WW1 shells with 1938/1939 liners, 1x BMB and VERO, both have WD acceptance marks, and both have cracks. Are these reject shells for civilian use ? Liners and straps ends appear to copper riveted on.
    Regards
    Gary
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    They don't seem to be the normal Mk1* that I've seen before, normally an Mk1* has Mk1 or Mk2 chin strap lugs, these seem different.
    Also an Mk1* would have had an Mk1 lining securing nut & bolt, which was the idea for the Mk1* so the liners could be removed easily.
    But they both have the Mk1 chin straps which are pretty rare, only used for a short time in 1937.
    Whatever their use, they are very nice.

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    Pair of beauties you have there and certainly something differant going on with the rivets,I presume the shells have ww1 steel maker stamp marks visible?well done on your auction pickups..............
    With Regards Jake.

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    Very nice and thanks for showing

    Matt

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    Thankyou for the replies, the shells are both marked MLS, 1x is numbered 14 and the other 36, I do think there must be some link with both of them having fractures, but would the liners have been WD stamped ? would they have not been issued to home front use, I can't recall having seen any other fractured Brodie type helmets.
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    Gary
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