Que, the holes indicate that the helmet is sub standard and not for military use, there were 4 classes A to D with 1 hole to 4 holes respectively, the 3 hole is designated MkII no.2C, and is made from mild steel plate. They were used for Home Guard and Civil Defence. It's nice unmessed with example.
Here is a link to a similar helmet which will give you some more information Mk2 No.2C Home Guard
Can you check the liner for date and manufacturer. You may be asked for a closer picture of the net for a full identification.
Thanks Tinhat, if found a good thread on this forum about the holes just after I posted it. Said exactly what you posted.
Liner is stamped 7 C.C.L 11 1940 (size, manufacture, year).
So, these are more uncommon than a regular MkII combat helmet? Would a home guard helmet be netted? What value can I apply to this helmet?
Alternatively you can ask my wife, and I'll give you double what she says it worth.
Thanks Tinhat. That Ebay will help me alot. I never new you could search it that way. Not a big Ebay user.
Hi, a nice home front MKII helmet, a net like that would cost you £15 over here in the UK on it's own. As for the helmet, a Aaron says, prices swing all over the place on MKII's at the moment so there is no accurate guide. Leon.
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