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Swedish M26

Article about: Hey guys, Picked up this M26 today, along with some other stuff......as you do. What does the 72 stand for? Year or size? I can see why these are used as Japanese helmets in movies. Annoyed

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    Hey guys,

    Picked up this M26 today, along with some other stuff......as you do.
    What does the 72 stand for?
    Year or size?
    I can see why these are used as Japanese helmets in movies.
    This one fits me well.

    Cheers
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    It is a later civil defense reissue and 72 is a size i believe
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

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    Thanks mate.
    Civil defence...
    How late would say?
    50's? - 60's?
    Were they original shells and then had the insides changed for reissue?

    Cheers.

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    My other Swedish Helmet.
    Can't remember details about it.
    Has soldiers name carved into it.
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    Nice Swedish lid. They're very affordable and both of
    these are great additions to any helmet collection
    - though the second helmet you show is from
    a different country - it's a Swiss M18.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Cheers mate!
    I need to take better photos of it.

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    Info deleted.

    sorry guys. You are right. Pays to read before posting.
    Helmet info was for Swiss not Swedish.
    In my haste I copied the wrong blurb.
    What I wanted to show was 6 types of shells.
    slight differences..
    Last edited by Danger; 02-25-2015 at 09:59 AM.

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    Nice helmet 72 is a large size here's three of mine- a size 69 flanked by two size 72's along with a shot of my others I have to add that these are still WW2 period

    SWEDISH HELMETS HELMET COLLECTION SWEDEN

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    Quote by Danger View Post
    Some helpful info I just found.
    After 1943, the smooth green paint was replaced by a rough-surfaced anthrazit-colour.

    Steel Helmet Model 1918
    A - visor area begins farther forward
    B - continuing, adjustable chinstrap
    C - continuous liner ring
    D - metal eyelets for cord in liner

    Steel Helmet Model 1918/40
    A - visor area expanded
    B - since 1930, with retainer on chinstrap
    C - interrupted liner ring
    D - after 1963, leather loops in place of eyelets
    This info looks to be for the Swiss helmet?

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    Yes lloks to be info for Swiss helmets and the second helmet shown is Swiss not Swedish

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