Page 14 of 17 FirstFirst ... 41011121314151617 LastLast
Results 131 to 140 of 164

British MkIII Turtle pattern helmet

Article about: Hello Ade, Here's a post war Turtle given to me by a friend who found it in a garage. Mk IV 1954, manufactured by CCL. Do you know who CCL were? Cheers, Guy.

  1. #131

    Default

    The depression was almost certainly done when the LTD was added, as I have some 5x MKIV's and the depression on them is clean and uniform, whereas my MkIII/IV is uneven and somewhat irregular. Definitely not the work of a factory with a large press of some variety.


  2. #132

    Default

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MKIII1.jpg 
Views:	16 
Size:	146.1 KB 
ID:	821459Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MKIII3.jpg 
Views:	17 
Size:	174.9 KB 
ID:	821460Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MKIII2.jpg 
Views:	16 
Size:	141.5 KB 
ID:	821461Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MKIII1.jpg 
Views:	16 
Size:	146.1 KB 
ID:	821459Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MKIII3.jpg 
Views:	17 
Size:	174.9 KB 
ID:	821460Click image for larger version. 

Name:	MKIII2.jpg 
Views:	16 
Size:	141.5 KB 
ID:	821461

    These are my two MKIIIs. Both of these have been used by the Danes postwar. I'm guessing that the BV stands for BRANDVAGT or fire watch, but I'm not 100%. I haven't found any markings on them at all, apart from white painted metric size stamps on the liners.

  3. #133
    ?

    Default

    I thought the BV helmets were used post war by the Dutch and possibly for the voluntary fire brigade but have nothing to back it up. Whatever it is, it's still good to have a couple of MKIII helmets.

    Tony

  4. #134

    Default

    Here is an interesting Mk III. It comes with a story I unfortunately cannot verify.
    It had labels on dated 1942 which were taken off before the seller realised the significance, he says he may still have them but he doesn't know where. You can still see traces of stickers below the rivets and near the number A00 (or possibly A (reverse) C.

    No manufacturers stamp. Original paint in a dark green semi gloss. It has had a liner in it but not for very long which you can tell from very light scratches in the paint inside.

    Any thoughts are welcome.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0356.JPG 
Views:	6 
Size:	109.2 KB 
ID:	856668   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0357.JPG 
Views:	9 
Size:	98.1 KB 
ID:	856669  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0358.JPG 
Views:	11 
Size:	116.1 KB 
ID:	856670   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0359.JPG 
Views:	5 
Size:	107.3 KB 
ID:	856671  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0360.JPG 
Views:	5 
Size:	141.0 KB 
ID:	856672  

  5. #135

    Default

    Hmm, very interesting Roger. Are you thinking this may be the original Mk III prototype? Infuriating that the seller pulled the bloody labels off! You'll have to wait for the experts on this one I think ;-)

  6. #136

    Default

    Quote by canti44 View Post
    Hmm, very interesting Roger. Are you thinking this may be the original Mk III prototype? Infuriating that the seller pulled the bloody labels off! You'll have to wait for the experts on this one I think ;-)
    Your right about the labels ! The seller was a collector and casual dealer in militaria who is now reaching 80. I have known him for a few years.

  7. #137
    ?

    Default

    The original ww2 paint has been stripped off and the colour which is there now has been done post war.
    Not even sure if this colour is military issue.
    If the stamp AOO is on the inside the date/maker name will be close to it.

  8. #138

    Default

    Is that fact or your opinion tinlid?

    Definitley no makers name or mark.

  9. #139
    ?

    Default

    Fact.

  10. #140
    ?

    Default

    Just to confirm Aaron is a 100% spot on there is no assumption here all based on good research and period evidence that can be supported with many images and or other period known examples.

    Regards Mark
    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

Similar Threads

  1. 11-18-2015, 05:07 PM
  2. 05-28-2014, 05:03 PM
  3. 02-27-2009, 03:28 AM
  4. 12-19-2008, 08:59 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •