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Canadian(?) MKI - FOUND IN TRASH!

Article about: by theotherhomer I need to start checking the dumpsters on my route home from school from now on, seems like you keep finding very nice examples of helmets and whatnot Skip the dumpsters and

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    I found this helmet in the trash heap today.

    The shell is marked: O.L./ C. 1942. 82.

    The liner is marked: 7 3/4. VCM. I. 1941.

    It is missing it's chin strap. It's liner is a little crispy, but is overall in great shape! Other than my U.S. M1 helmets, this is the only helmet that fits my fat head!











    Can someone tell me more about this helmet and it's markings?

    Where can I get a replacement chin strap?

    How much is it worth?

    Thanks for looking!

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    I cannot see the photos...........Try ebay for a
    chinstrap. 7-3/4" is a rather large lid !
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    That's odd...

    Do these pictures work for you, Steve?





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    Quote by GIZMO8Z View Post
    The shell is marked: O.L./ C. 1942. 82.

    The liner is marked: 7 3/4. VCM. I. 1941.

    Nice find! A trash heap where?

    Double check helmet stamp to see if the O is not really a C.

    C.L./C. = Canadian Lamp Company.

    Are you sure its VCM and not VMC on the liner?

    VMC = Viceroy Manufacturing Company.

    Yes, that is a large liner size for sure.

    As to value, Im no expert, but maybe $50 - ??

    Regards,
    Tony
    All thoughts and opinions expressed are those of my own and should not be mistaken for medical and/or legal advice.

    "Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday." - John Wayne

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    One man's trash seems to be your treasure on a weekly basis!

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    I'm beginning to hate you,Gizmo....lol William
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Someone please correct me if I am wrong but I'm pretty sure that's a MKII! MKI's issued to Canada where all Brit variations. Canada did not start making it's own helmet until 1940, MKII variation.

    C.L./C. - Canadian MotorLamp Co.

    VMC - Viceroy Manufacturing Company

    I see MKII chin straps on Ebay every now and again, 20 bucks or so.

    Nice Trash Find AGAIN!!!!

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    I have three Canadian Mk IIs like that. I only wanted one, somehow I won three on ebay. Chinstraps are easy enough to find to but $20 is too much to pay. But it's hard to get actual Canadian chinstraps. But brand new British straps are readily available.

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    Quote by Wagriff View Post
    I'm beginning to hate you,Gizmo....lol William
    I do believe he now requires a new nickname---The Trash Man---
    Great find.
    Cheers.
    Nuno

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