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British Mark 2C helmet (home guard?)

Article about: Hi guys dug out another helmet from my 80 plus collection which I am slowly but surely getting them all up on here for you to view This helmet is a mark 2C which was rejected For use by the

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    Hi guys dug out another helmet from my 80 plus collection which I am slowly but surely getting them all up on here for you to view This helmet is a mark 2C which was rejected For use by the army and recycled for civil defence. The helmet has the 3 holes drilled in to the brim by the chin straps which is how to identify this as a 2C. The helmet was manufactured in 1940 with the maker mark F&L (Fisher & Ludlow Birmingham). The liner has a size 7 pressed into the liner and also present is a the broad arrow enclosed in the letter C which is a Canadian mark. There are 2 layers of paint present on this helmet the first being the light blue associated with CD helmets you see it a lot on zuckerman helmets. It has been over painted with a khaki colour paint (home guard use?). There is a number 7 painted in yellow on the inside again size 7. Would love an opinion is on this guys and thanks for looking.
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    Original factory finish in grey,so maybe the repaint is for the home guard, or the colour the owner just wanted. The C^ on the liner is a quality control/acceptance stamp. Nice original piece.

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    Thanks tinlid I couldn't find any maker mark on the liner so it's a quality control mark? Thanks for that bit of info its most appreciated.

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    The date is normally by the size number,7. Wet it to make it show up more.

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    I have a F&L helmet with the same mark on the liner, it wasn't until I removed the liner and gave it a clean that I saw JCS & W Ltd. stamped on the liner so as Aaron says, wet it and it'll probably show up more.

    Tony

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    Took out the liner cleaned it all down and absolutely nothing. Just the broad arrow and the size 7 stamp. Is this unusual?

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    Don't know, I only have 3 MKII's, not marked on the top side of the liner is it?

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    I got lots of MkII's and all maker marked on the liners don't know why I didn't notice until now on this one.

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    Hello everyone,
    beautiful and original your helmet, here are the picture of a MK2C Home Guard as your; shell and liner are BMB size 7. Strange and particular camouflage done at the time, anyone can give me some more information?
    greeting

    Roberto

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    That's an interesting paint scheme but I know nothing about it. There maybe others on here who can help.

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