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Article about: Hii Guys, This is my latest purchase, I purchased it thinking,it was a Mk2, but on arrival , i'm not so sure it is a Mk 2. The markings are not MK2 ( ML8? 3? ) The chinstrap bales are not li

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    Question Help needed to ID Tommy.

    Hii Guys,

    This is my latest purchase, I purchased it thinking,it was a Mk2, but on arrival , i'm not so sure it is a Mk 2.

    The markings are not MK2 ( ML8? 3? )

    The chinstrap bales are not like Mk2's. Held on with what look's like bent split pins, my father in law said it's South African??

    The finish is ,what i can only describe as a fine sandpaper finish.

    Oh yeah.. and someone can painted Lt mellor on the front ( in a rather tasteful white gloss), which is about as much use as a choclolate teapot, in ID'ing this lid!

    Over to you guys, any ideas.....?????????

    Oh ,and a stupid question should i remove the name or leave it?
    Cheers
    Gaz.
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    Default Re: Help needed to ID Tommy.

    Hi, It looks like a WW1 helmet, a Mk1 i suppose, as for the name on the helmet, it looks like it has been there a long time. So i would leave it be.

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    Default Re: Help needed to ID Tommy.

    The name is likely to have been added later... probably by a child who was given the helmet after the war

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    Default Re: Help needed to ID Tommy.

    Quote by tinlid View Post
    Hi, It looks like a WW1 helmet, a Mk1 i suppose, as for the name on the helmet, it looks like it has been there a long time. So i would leave it be.
    Hi Mate,

    Thanks for the info, well chuffed if it is a Mk 1 ,this will be the oldest lid i own !!!

    Cheers
    Gaz

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    Default Re: Help needed to ID Tommy.

    Quote by WoodyUK View Post
    The name is likely to have been added later... probably by a child who was given the helmet after the war
    Hi ,

    Yeah thanks, that makes sense, any idea where i could get a liner/chinstrap for it ?.

    Probably rarer than hens false teeth i suppose!!

    thanks mate

    Gaz

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    Default Re: Help needed to ID Tommy.

    Quote by gaz232sqn View Post
    Hi ,

    Yeah thanks, that makes sense, any idea where i could get a liner/chinstrap for it ?.

    Probably rarer than hens false teeth i suppose!!

    thanks mate

    Gaz
    Military Reproductions

    you can buy nice reproduction British WWI helmet liners

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    Default Re: Help needed to ID Tommy.

    Quote by battle gear View Post
    Military Reproductions

    you can buy nice reproduction British WWI helmet liners
    Thanks mate, i have checked out the link, good stuff mate,cheers

    Gaz

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    Default Re: Help needed to ID Tommy.

    the condition of your shell isnt really worth restoring, the seam appears rusted and broken, and it doesnt have any special markings like division markings, etc

    the liner plus shipping will cost much more than the value of your shell

    probably best just to leave it as is and hang it on the wall or shelf

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    Default Re: Help needed to ID Tommy.

    Quote by battle gear View Post
    the condition of your shell isnt really worth restoring, the seam appears rusted and broken, and it doesnt have any special markings like division markings, etc

    the liner plus shipping will cost much more than the value of your shell

    probably best just to leave it as is and hang it on the wall or shelf
    Hi Mate,
    Yeah the seam is completely trashed in places, and you are right about the shipping etc, i only paid 12.00 for the lid, not financially viable that's for sure...
    Thanks for the info all the same.

    Cheers
    Gaz.

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