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British Helmet WW2 any more info please..

Article about: Yes it could be the remains of cross strap broken off. Some of them including the one on mine is a reddish colour. Maybe Mikel could confirm whether it's leather or not. It also seems to be

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    Yes it could be the remains of cross strap broken off. Some of them including the one on mine is a reddish colour. Maybe Mikel could confirm whether it's leather or not. It also seems to be riveted in place rather than bolted in place.

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    Quote by gbalke View Post
    Look closer at the second photo. I don't believe that is a remnent of a chin strap. It appears that it might be attached to the center of the shell. Also notice the "shadow" of another similar piece perpendicular to this piece. Could this be part of a liner? Of course I could be waty off in my observation and that strap could just have been placed in that position for the photo!

    Mikel, is that leather strap attached to the shell?
    Not sure now.. I will take some more detailed pics and post them tomorrow.

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    The BS logo (W Beardmore & Co) on the helmet is certainly a WWI period marking. The strap is surely the remains of a WW2 period liner, the one end looks to be cut too straight to be a ripped leather strap, so this would confirm that it is a Mk I* helmet.

    I still can't tell if it has a bolt or rivet attaching the liner though.

    Rob

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    I might be wrong but BS stood for W. Beardmore & Co Ltd. Jan 1916-1919.

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    Quote by Robert Ball View Post
    The BS logo (W Beardmore & Co) on the helmet is certainly a WWI period marking. The strap is surely the remains of a WW2 period liner, the one end looks to be cut too straight to be a ripped leather strap, so this would confirm that it is a Mk I* helmet.

    I still can't tell if it has a bolt or rivet attaching the liner though.


    Rob
    I am pretty sure it is a rivet. So what about the number 1 what does that number represent?

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    So it is a MK.1 well spotted Aron.

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    Quote by joseph barrett View Post
    So it is a MK.1 well spotted Aron.
    Yes absolutely, good call.

    Whatever Mark it may be though, I still think it's RAF, although I have no clue as to what the '1' might signify.

    Rob

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    Cool to have a MKI! I only collect German Militaria but got this for free with a buch of other stuff, so I am really happy!

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