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

Article about: 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... 1) The liner is riveted in place, rather than using a

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

    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...

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    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.

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

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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