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British & Canadian nets & netted helmets

Article about: Just thought I'd put up a mish mash of WW2 British & Canadian nets, hopefully all wartime. The early war nets 1941 being the first year they were worn (maybe right maybe not?) are quite

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    British helmet, net looks a bit thin to be a wartime net.

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    I was able to buy this 2 tone Canadian net this week locally. It fits my MkII perfectly, I tried it on a MkIV and it will not fit and I tried it on a M1 but it only has about 1cm around the rim extra. It has a 2 tone string (that is really really long) and has that great old military gear smell. I was wondering about the scrim, I know that the burlap could be from anytime but any help with the oil cloth would be appreciated.

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    The early British woven, and first knotted nets are about 16"x16", they fit the Mk2 and P-types ok, but do struggle to fit the Mk3. That's why later nets were 18"x18", and would fit the Mk3 and the US M1.
    Thanks for adding.

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    Good info Aaron i never knew the earlier woven types were smaller?there you go i've learnt something new today.!
    With Regards Jake.

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    Thank you Tinlind for that information, I ended up breaking out a tape measure and found it was 18" so I looked closer and found that the strings had been knotted and looped to make it fit a smaller size better. Unknotted it fits the other helmets. Appreciate the knowledge.

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    Here are my ww2 early woven nets (good luck with your necks)

    First one is nice deep green color on a canadian helmet, this is early woven type with "small" mesh
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    Woven type with original scrim on a MKII helmet, deep green colour with "larger" mesh
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    Beautiful tan/green coloured early woven net with "small" mesh
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    This one is also the tan/green colored early woven net with "larger" mesh and lots of original scrim
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