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Helmet Identification

Article about: The pics aren't the greatest but seem to show an MKI with a cork type finish. I have not seen this style of liner before. Is it a new replacement/repro or some other variant? Seller says its

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    The pics aren't the greatest but seem to show an MKI with a cork type finish. I have not seen this style of liner before. Is it a new replacement/repro or some other variant? Seller says its marked FS 175 on the lid itself.Click image for larger version. 

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    This is a ww2 model 1917 A1 also refered to as the kelly helmet the liner from what I see is most likey original

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    Looks good to me. Kelly's are rather uncommon, so go for it if the the price is good.

    Nitram

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    But You have to know the shell is British MkI.
    Piotrek

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    Thanks guys. What would a fair price be for one in this condition?

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    Quote by instigator008 View Post
    Thanks guys. What would a fair price be for one in this condition?
    I recently bought a nice one for $130.00 CAD. They do go for more though. Difficult to judge the condition of yours, the pics are not the best.

    Kind Regards,

    Andy
    Best Regards,


    Andy

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    [/COLOR][CENTER][COLOR=#ff0000][SIZE=3]URGENTLY LOOKING FOR: 1982 era Argentine military issue goggles. Fravida 109, and "Sanbuee" French lens type
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    [/SIZE]Have a look at my 20+ (so far, work in progress) albums for lots of M1's, rare liners and other stuff, including WW2British helmets, Falklands battlefield pickup helmets and let me know what you think!
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    Quote by ppp p View Post
    But You have to know the shell is British MkI.
    Piotrek
    so didn't the US make m17a postwar shells for the kelly style helmet etc?is it unusual for a mk1 made in britain issued for the USEF in 1917 to reuse and refit postwar war 1930's.dave.

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    Quote by moaning minnie View Post
    so didn't the US make m17a postwar shells for the kelly style helmet etc?is it unusual for a mk1 made in britain issued for the USEF in 1917 to reuse and refit postwar war 1930's.dave.
    The steel shell for USM1917A1 is stamped one letter ("A" - "D") and number, f.e.: "1A", 2B", "12C", "3D". But You can also find British shell MkI or USM1917.
    http://www.helmy.w8w.pl/amerykanski%20wz.M1917A1.htm
    USA 1917 A1
    .: World War Helmets - Etats-Unis - Casque US Model 1917 - A1 :.
    Piotrek

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    Quote by ppp p View Post
    The steel shell for USM1917A1 is stamped one letter ("A" - "D") and number, f.e.: "1A", 2B", "12C", "3D". But You can also find British shell MkI or USM1917.
    http://www.helmy.w8w.pl/amerykanski%20wz.M1917A1.htm
    USA 1917 A1
    .: World War Helmets - Etats-Unis - Casque US Model 1917 - A1 :.
    Piotrek
    Thanks for the info. Interesting. I have one with no stamps at all. I will put up some pics on my own thread, rather than hijack this one.

    Best Regards,

    Andy
    Best Regards,


    Andy

    [COLOR=#ffa07a]
    [/COLOR][CENTER][COLOR=#ff0000][SIZE=3]URGENTLY LOOKING FOR: 1982 era Argentine military issue goggles. Fravida 109, and "Sanbuee" French lens type
    [/SIZE][/COLOR][/CENTER]
    [CENTER][COLOR=#ff8c00][SIZE=3]

    [/SIZE]Have a look at my 20+ (so far, work in progress) albums for lots of M1's, rare liners and other stuff, including WW2British helmets, Falklands battlefield pickup helmets and let me know what you think!
    [/COLOR][/CENTER]

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    Quote by ppp p View Post
    The steel shell for USM1917A1 is stamped one letter ("A" - "D") and number, f.e.: "1A", 2B", "12C", "3D". But You can also find British shell MkI or USM1917.
    http://www.helmy.w8w.pl/amerykanski%20wz.M1917A1.htm
    USA 1917 A1
    .: World War Helmets - Etats-Unis - Casque US Model 1917 - A1 :.
    Piotrek
    thanks for the info piotrek,what astonishes me is how close on production time these were done right before the arrival of the iconic M1 helmet,cheers dave.

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