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Article about: hi all ,ive owned this netted british mk11 for few years now but i was always intrigued by the paint remenants i could see through the netting so i decided very carefully to remove the netti

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    hi all ,ive owned this netted british mk11 for few years now but i was always intrigued by the paint remenants i could see through the netting so i decided very carefully to remove the netting then i unbolted the liner and unclipped the chinstrap by the way this is all easily reversed as i would never of touched otherwise anyway the paint finish of which i can only describe appears to be a thick mixture of sandy paint ,this got me then searching for a maker stamp of which i just cant find this could be due to the fact the inside brim has a lot of pock marked paint as though heat was applied at some point so then my next train of thought was if this was a british mk1 brodie refurbed and converted for ww2 period use ,i still dont know how to tell the difference shell wise between the 2 models but i believe there was an earlier raw edge model and a rimmed edge latter model from the info i gathered apparently you can rock the shell when placed flat on the floor mine rocked slightly from front to back ,the shape of the helmet is more oblong from a side view than from the front and on the inside the dome has a very slight rippled or fluted appearance from the rim upwards ,so i need your expert opinions guys on what i might have a mk1 or mk11, put me straight ,james Click image for larger version. 

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    col,I think its a mk1 brodie not the later type.

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    Pretty much a standard Mk II, the bowl shape is a dead give away when contrasted to the Mk I.

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    I learn.

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    some light reading on the topic Mk.II - The Brodie Helmet and its derivatives

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    The chin strap lugs on your helmet are the Mk3's which started to be used on the Mk2 in 1939, I don't think I've seen a Mk1* with these lugs as they always seem to be the Mk1 & Mk2 type.
    Love the imprint of the net, is the net the early woven type or the later knotted type.
    Aaron

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    many thanks guys for your help ,if you dont ask you dont find out i will put her all back together now im still stumped on the maker mark and i dont really want to start removing paint from the rim to see so it will remain a mystery and tin lid it must be an early woven example here's some pics just for you thanks again jamesClick image for larger version. 

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