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Staffordshire Helmet, MKII

Article about: by Red Falcon The dark patch on the top of the helmet is rusty bare metal, where there has been some sort of impact.. That is why I ask as I cannot tell from the pictures for certain, but it

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    Quote by Red Falcon View Post
    The dark patch on the top of the helmet is rusty bare metal, where there has been some sort of impact..
    That is why I ask as I cannot tell from the pictures for certain, but it looks to be textured and therefore Army issue I think. A very good MKII either way and any with a period flash are very desirable.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Interesting Mk.II !

    Cheers!
    Taka

    p.s. Suddenly reminds me that didn't the Russians made their own Mk.II style helmet? (Rear, short lived) Something for civil defense. Sorry if I'm wrong.

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    green paint seems closer to smooth than textured, doesn't sound good then...(sniff?)
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    Quote by Red Falcon View Post
    green paint seems closer to smooth than textured, doesn't sound good then...(sniff?)
    It is only the paint on the exterior that counts for a helmet of this date, the underside is smooth for both.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    It's not totally smooth, but it is shiny..
    thanks for help Jerry

    Taka, look at this link, half way down, Soviet copy of MK I for sale..

    Original WW2 German militaria, WW2 Red Army militaria, WW2 Soviet militaria and more...

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    Can't see paint under tan paint, where it has chipped off, it's down to the metal..

    second pic done using flash on camera.
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    and tan paint is textured, rough..

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    I personally would have expected the flash to be on the side of the helmet .. Being a MKII ie WW2 spec.
    Normally sized at approx 2 inches (50mm) ..

    This also looks to be hand-painted - rather than a transfer type flash, and possibly more in the North-Staffs style.

    Gary J.

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    Quote by Gary J View Post
    I personally would have expected the flash to be on the side of the helmet .. Being a MKII ie WW2 spec.
    Normally sized at approx 2 inches (50mm) ..

    This also looks to be hand-painted - rather than a transfer type flash, and possibly more in the North-Staffs style.

    Gary J.
    Gary, the North Staffs had the POW feathers & ICH DIEN motto on a scroll above the knot, while South Staffs had the Crown.

    Here is my example of the latter on a WWII period officers cap. Note the button in particular.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    And here is the North Staffs badge, not my collection.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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