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Canadian DR helmet conversion to Para

Article about: Hello all. I understand this helmet is a conversion but I'm wondering about the leather harness. Could it be surplus WW2, surplus postwar or repros? These were done late 40's - 50's. I have

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    Hello all. I understand this helmet is a conversion but I'm wondering about the leather harness. Could it be surplus WW2, surplus postwar or repros? These were done late 40's - 50's. I have seen the these type on WW2 lids.
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    Have to say, you'd be a lucky fella if that's WW2 surplus.
    Regards
    René

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    Quote by reneblacky View Post
    Have to say, you'd be a lucky fella if that's WW2 surplus.
    Read these were done by Canadian military with some sources saying surplus WW2.

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    Sorry I shouldn't have chimed in, I just wrote you'd be lucky as I'd like one too
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    Regards
    René

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    I was in Aussie for 5 months back in 1983 and still don't understand any of you lol!

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    The straps are post-war made by the Canadians especially for their Rapid Reaction Force para helmets . The two lines impressed on the leather are typical.

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    Very good info thanks, those lines are not on the WW2 stitched leather harness of similar design.

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    Perhaps some useful knowledge here - Post War Canadian Airborne Helmets | MilArt - Roger Lucy is a noted Canadian collector (author of TIN LIDS - Canadian Combat Helmets )

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