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Article about: Few picks of what looks to be maybe unissued as no wear to liner, the lace also seems to have never been tied.

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    Few picks of what looks to be maybe unissued as no wear to liner, the lace also seems to have never been tied.
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    A nice clean example of a Mk2 No.1 for use on the home front, from that same year 1939 they started painting them black.

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    Thanks for the info, is it the paint colour than determines the use as Homefront .As I notice the colour of this helmet is the same as the interiors of some of my army helmets but without the exterior textured paint.
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    From 38-39 it seems helmets were painted smooth shiny khaki green inside & out, if used by the armed forces it would have had an extra coat added of khaki green textured paint to the outside. For home front use it was left as is.
    But as said, from early 39 Mk2 No1's for use on the home front were painted black. Armed forces helmets carried on being painted textured khaki green outside & smooth inside until some when in 41 when they started painting them textured inside & out.

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    Hi,
    if it may be interesting, this is one of the same type, but with liner 2nd model.
    Shell and liner are marked 1940.

    cheers
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    Really great condition, near mint

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    great example and welcome to the gold club

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    Superb! A cracking example of a Home Front helmet. Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    Thank you all,
    I'm glad you liked it.

    See you soon.

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    Thanks for the welcome, Harry the mole pointed me in the right direction towards the club. About time I put something back for all the help and advise I have had over the last few years.

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