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My small WWII helmet collection.

Article about: I only collect helmets as complements to the guns I own…so one example is enough for me. (So far.) David Shown below; Russian SSch-36. German M42. American M-1 fixed bale…with a Westinghouse

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    Default My small WWII helmet collection.

    I only collect helmets as complements to the guns I own…so one example is enough for me. (So far.)

    David

    Shown below;

    Russian SSch-36.

    German M42.

    American M-1 fixed bale…with a Westinghouse liner.

    Canadian Mk.II 1941 dated-CL/C marked----but I don’t own any Canadian marked guns….so it will have to be a British gun.
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    Two photos that show a German M42 helmet and an American
    M-1 helmet with some of the guns associated with them.

    David
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    Hi David, I know I have said it before, but you have very good taste.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Very nice are all your guns in working order? Gary

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    Wow.... absolutely stunning!!! The helmets are great, but the guns are just magnificent!!!!

    You've got a fine, and envious collection.

    Kind Regards,
    Lee

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    Very nice items and a nice way to put together displays However, My collection is completely opposite of yours, I use guns to compliment my helmets.

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    Thanks Ade and WoodyUK.

    Bugme,….different strokes for different folks I guess?


    Gary….are my guns in working order???

    I did not own a legally registered full auto on the grandfathering cut off date of Jan 1 1978...so I can not own a full auto in Canada.

    I am licensed to own full autos that have been converted from full auto to semi-auto...this category does not exist in the U.S. with WWII machineguns. (I think?)

    The MP40, MP44, PPSh-41 and Lanchester shown above are registered as converted autos.

    (THe M1A1 carbine and M1911A1 pistol as well as all of the other guns shown are "live" as issued.)

    The MG42 and Thompson have been deactivated but still have functioning actions....called "cock and click" in our part of the world....the Brits will understand the terminology....”old style deactivation”.

    Their receivers have not been cut to ratsh’t as would be required in the U.S. unless they were registered as legal dewats within the grandfathering cut-off date.
    All of the original markings are still present.

    In Canada it is not possible to get a permit to transport these types of guns to a shooting range….so unless you own a large rural property in a jurisdiction that permits shooting….these guns may not be legally fired.

    There are some definite disadvantages to owning these types of guns in Canada together with some practical advantages.

    We don’t have to deal with prices ranging from $8,000-$30,000+ depending on the gun…

    And at a rate of fire of +or- 1200 rpm with an MG42 I am not sure I could afford the habit.

    Maybe that is what “Knob Creek” is all about to satisfy the addiction.

    David

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    It occurred to me after time ran out on the post above.

    (The only aspect that I dislike about this Forum.)

    If you decide to shoot a collectable gun and you break a serial numbered part...which can happen....not a happy event!

    And irreversible!

    More of an issue on some guns than others.

    David
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    what an amazing quality collection i am in awe of the ssch 36 and machine gun

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    Awesome collection David and I like the way you've photographed the weapons beside the pieces of equipment related to it

    Thanks for sharing your collection

    Danny

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