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Rimless MkIV Helmet ?

Article about: I picked up this MkIV helmet up this morning, it appears to be missing the stainless steel rim, strangely though the sand paint finish goes right to the very edge, shell is dated 1953 and th

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    I picked up this MkIV helmet up this morning, it appears to be missing the stainless steel rim, strangely though the sand paint finish goes right to the very edge, shell is dated 1953 and there is no liner. Any ideas anyone ?
    Regards Gary
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    I have seen a few of these & have had one. It was made by BMB, dated 1953, any dates on yours.
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    Hi, yes dated 1953 and maker marked BMB.
    Regards
    Gary

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    Hi Gary ,I hope you do not mind me tagging onto your thread but I have a rimless Mk5 to show, mine is missing the chinstrap and has a retro-fitted nut rather than the lift the dot fixing for the liner, I cannot make out a date as there is too much paint on the inside of the shell ,but he liner is dated 1975,thanks Opex

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    I spoke to someone who reckons they were all dated 1953.

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    Quote by tinlid View Post
    I spoke to someone who reckons they were all dated 1953.
    Thank you Tinlid, that seems to be something I need to look into, I will try and find a date under the paint if I can

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    I carefully removed some of the thick black paint and discovered ,1953 BMB.
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    Intresting variation gentlemen thanks for posting them up the edge on all three appear to be well trimmed and finished .

    Regards
    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

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    Just thought I would add a couple of images of my example for comparison.

    Regards Mark
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    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

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    Mark I love the ghosting of the net on yours!

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