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MK3 helmet original?

Article about: Dear Members, I"ve been offered this "Turtle" helmet. Might it be original? It has specific paint and a MK2 liner..... Thanks in advance! Greetings Jelmer

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    Dear Members, I"ve been offered this "Turtle" helmet.
    Might it be original? It has specific paint and a MK2 liner.....
    Thanks in advance!
    Greetings Jelmer

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    Hello
    The shell is a MK3 turtle pattern
    It is completly overpainted but in good condition
    If it is cheap I would buy it
    BR
    Bavarian

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    Quote by Bavarian View Post
    Hello
    The shell is a MK3 turtle pattern
    It is completly overpainted but in good condition
    If it is cheap I would buy it
    BR
    Bavarian
    I agree and I am pretty sure that this shade of brown was used for camouflage patterns on British equipment of the period. At unit level this is not altogether unbelievable.

    Regards

    Mark
    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature with no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

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    It seem overpainted
    The rough paint must be underneath

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    Allright Thank you very much... it is for sale for 125... I am trying to get it for less.... but what do I have to do when I buy it to get the original paint back from?

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    I would let it like it is
    BR
    Bavarian

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    Allright thanks, but was this colour used next to the standard green one?

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    Quote by jelmer04 View Post
    Allright Thank you very much... it is for sale for 125... I am trying to get it for less.... but what do I have to do when I buy it to get the original paint back from?
    I think the paint is probably period applied by soldiers in the field.
    It just is not the factory finish but this is true of just about every steel helmet ever issue!

    Once a soldier gets hold of it he will paint it how he likes within the boundaries of official policy!

    As I said, the colour looks like a period shade to me.

    Regards

    Mark
    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature with no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

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    Thank you very much!!!

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    Liner looks Canadian? unused British chin strap.

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