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MK II 1940 Helmet Canadian Army is this Helmet Authentic - If so how much is it worth?

Article about: Hello, I was given the opportunity to buy this proported Canadian WWII helmet for \\$75 + \\$12 shipping total \\$87. Is it authentic? Is it worth that much? Thanks Anton

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    Default MK II 1940 Helmet Canadian Army is this Helmet Authentic - If so how much is it worth?

    Hello,
    I was given the opportunity to buy this proported Canadian WWII helmet for $75 + $12 shipping total $87.
    Is it authentic?
    Is it worth that much?
    Thanks
    Anton
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    Default Re: MK II 1940 Helmet Canadian Army is this Helmet Authentic - If so how much is it worth?

    Canadian WWII helmet - but my feeling is that it's too much money.

    Without the correct/original large brass screw and nut to attach
    the liner and without it's chinstrap, it is only worth about
    half of that I'd say. Maybe $30 - $40.

    Looks to have been played around with or someone's attempt
    at a 'restoration' by mating a liner to a shell. There is also one
    liner support 'rubber nubby' things missing too.........

    A complete original untouched helmet in really nice condition
    is worth $75 to $100 these days, I suppose.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Default Re: MK II 1940 Helmet Canadian Army is this Helmet Authentic - If so how much is it worth?

    Yes, I knew it was missing the center part of the liner.
    I thought the paint looked original though.
    I saw this one on another site and noticed that the liner seemed to be crammed in to the one I am looking at possibly buying. Although they both seem to have the same screw setup.


    Thanks for the info.
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    $42. ( $30 + $12 postage ! ) but I'd wait for a better one to come along.

    Depends how badly you want it, or if you can immediately find a nicer
    one for the same price. I don't think they are that hard to find.

    I sometimes see empty helmet shells selling for $10 at shows.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Default Re: MK II 1940 Helmet Canadian Army is this Helmet Authentic - If so how much is it worth?

    The only thing going for that helmet is the early date and batch number. 1940 dated CL/C's are fairly hard to find.

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    Default Re: MK II 1940 Helmet Canadian Army is this Helmet Authentic - If so how much is it worth?

    C /LC = Canadian Motor Lamp Company Ltd., Seminole Street, Windsor, Ont.
    The example our museum has just acquired is in very rough shape, with no liner and a nearly severed chin strap. shows the maker's mark. Thanks for interpreting the 88 as a batch number - I've learned a lot since last Thursday!
    I have a question. One photo I've seen shows the rim sealed with an over lapping joint. C L/C obviously used a spot weld. Any "standards" to which the manufacturers of Brodies had to adhere?

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    Default Re: MK II 1940 Helmet Canadian Army is this Helmet Authentic - If so how much is it worth?

    I'm not sure of the going rate for these but I paid half that for ours, with correct hardware......think ouors is 42 dated however, if that makes much of a differance in value.

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