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Can anybody tell me where this Mk. II helmet was made?!

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    Hey guys,

    I just bought this Mk II Helmet today at a show because it was cheap and because I couldn't identify it for several reasons...

    Can anybody tell me where this Mk. II helmet was made?!

    1) The liner is riveted in place, rather than using a securing bolt. Additionally, there is a nice original brown finish and no marking visible on the shell.

    Can anybody tell me where this Mk. II helmet was made?!
    Can anybody tell me where this Mk. II helmet was made?!
    Can anybody tell me where this Mk. II helmet was made?!

    2) The chinstrap lugs appear to be of the Mk III configuration.

    Can anybody tell me where this Mk. II helmet was made?!

    3) The crown pad is oval-shaped, similar to the Mk. I liner and the vulcanised fibre headband appears to be red in colour.

    Can anybody tell me where this Mk. II helmet was made?!
    Can anybody tell me where this Mk. II helmet was made?!

    4) The solid moulded rubber buffer pads are arranged in a pattern similar to Canadian Mk II helmets. They also appear to be riveted in place.

    Can anybody tell me where this Mk. II helmet was made?!

    5) The chinstrap appears to follow the Mk II pattern, but the wire loops appear to be made of steel/alloy, rather than brass. Additionally, the buckle on the chinstrap appears to be crudely sand cast with two closed centre struts.

    Can anybody tell me where this Mk. II helmet was made?!
    Can anybody tell me where this Mk. II helmet was made?!
    Can anybody tell me where this Mk. II helmet was made?!


    Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated!!
    Last edited by karkee; 07-17-2016 at 09:49 AM.

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    My only thought is that the chin strap looks to be of the same material as this UK one I have in the spare parts junk pile
    Regards
    René

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    Hi Rene, Shell & chin strap are British, but I'm pretty sure the liner is Israeli. Which if right, means it has been refurbished by them post war.

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    Thanks, I knew I could count on you guys! It's going right into the sell pile, as it is not wartime British Commonwealth. lol

    Israel MkI - Brendon's Helmets

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