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My USN MK2 Talker Helmet

Article about: Hi All, I bought this as a kid from my favorite hangout, the army surplus store. I found a few things about Talker helmets online but I had no idea it was a WW2 helmet. I bought it as a kid

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    Default My USN MK2 Talker Helmet

    Hi All,
    I bought this as a kid from my favorite hangout, the army surplus store. I found a few things about Talker helmets online but I had no idea it was a WW2 helmet. I bought it as a kid because I thought it looked "cool"(I was a weird kid...).

    Anyway, how valuable/rare are these helmets? And how hard is it to find a chin strap?

    Thank you all in advance for sharing your wisdom.
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    Many of these are army surplus and not very valuable considering but they do make a nice display. You should be able to find a chinstrap for 15-25 dollars max. on ebay

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    Thank you MD!

    On a side note, I found this article in the Life Mag. archives. Interesting! Never say the Navy wasn't in touch with it's "artistic side"

    Someone mentioned this as an "unissued" helmet. How do you know? Just by it's "new" condition, or are there markings signifying a helmet as "issued"?

    Thanks
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    it's worth around $50 - $75 as is without a strap, with the strap maybe $90 - $100

    these are not so common like they use to be in surplus stores

    I heard the USN continued using these Talker helmets into the early 90's

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