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Mystery Helmet

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    I recently got this helmet at an auction and cannot figure anything out about it. There are no stamped markings or anything. Does anyone know anything about this type of helmet?
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    Wow, that looks mad! the basic shell reminds me of the British para/armoured/dispatch riders helmet with some zanny flanges added, the best guess is that its a wacky film prop?


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    I have seen one of these recently, I can't remember what it was or where it was that I saw it. Looks like it has the shame basic shape of a pickelhaube. I'm eager to find out what it is.



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    The liner and shape remind me of a haube also, I'm intrigued.

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    My first guess would be a Theatre Prop...

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    I first thought of a Picklhaube (or however it's spelled) that's been stripped down.


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    Quote by Nitram View Post
    I first thought of a Picklhaube (or however it's spelled) that's been stripped down.

    My thoughts exactly. It may be something completely different. All I can say is that liner looks a lot newer then WW1.

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    Russian fire brigade helmet.

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    Thanks to everyone for your help. I've finally been able to identify it as a Russian fire/civil defense helmet. It's actually quoted as being one of the most rare helmets ever produced by the USSR. It's included in a book, and I'm attaching a link to it below. If anyone is interested, I'll be posting it on ebay within a week. Thanks again! Russian Helmets, by Clawson, rare civil defense

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