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    Hi All

    A pal of mine found this helmet in an outhouse on his property that an old friend had used as a storeroom. It appears to have three layers of paint. The original may have been brown, there is then a layer of black, and possibly a third layer of white, someone has attempted to scrape the two outer layers off.

    There is little left of the liner, but the leather that is there appears to be quite old and was rivited to the shell.

    I could find no identifying marks or numbers anywhere on the helmet.

    Any help identifying it would be appreciated.

    Regards
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    It looks swiss. It could also be post war. I'm sure an expert in this area will be able to help you.

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    Spanish M26. See here for more in, in Spanish.

    ESPAŅOL 26 CON ALA

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Thanks Ade,

    I am in Ireland and the intriguing possibility now is that this helmet could have been brought back to Ireland by somebody who fought with the international brigade.

    Cheers

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    Ade is right,it's spanish.Interesting possibility that brough back by a vet of the spanish civil war.

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