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    Hello chaps,

    Does anyone know where this helmet originates from? I've searched high and low, and I can't find anything like it!

    The only really distinctive thing I can make out, is the two rivets at the rear of the helmet.

    Any help would be great.

    Cheers
    Lee
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    Hi Lee,
    It is a 40 Patt russian helmet i have one in my collection, mine was dug in leningrad, hope this helps.
    Dave.

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    Ahhh, Cheers mate!

    Your's is beaut!

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    Hi Dave, sorry this is not a Soviet M40. Look again at the shape and more importantly the position of the liner rivets.

    Hi Lee, what you actually have is a Polish helmet, the Wz31/50. Issued pre war and then again after the war, often refurbished. Take a look here:

    POLACO 31

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Hi Lee,
    sorry about that i got it wrong, but live and learn i say thanks for putting us both right Ade.
    dave.

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    Polish Wz31

    POLISH Wz31 "SALAMANDER"


    This helmet was in use by Polish army at the blow of WW2. It's painted with a green-brown anti reflection rough paint named "Salamander".

    This one retains 95% of its original paint, original chin strap and 3 cushion pads liner.
    Rare helmet to find in this very good condition.
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    Quote by Panzer 3 View Post
    Hi Lee,
    sorry about that i got it wrong, but live and learn i say thanks for putting us both right Ade.
    dave.
    Hey, no probs mate... but as punishment I think you'll have to forfeit your Bren Gun to me!





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    Polish Wz31

    POLISH Wz31 "SALAMANDER"


    This helmet was in use by Polish army at the blow of WW2. It's painted with a green-brown anti reflection rough paint named "Salamander".

    This one retains 95% of its original paint, original chin strap and 3 cushion pads liner.
    Rare helmet to find in this very good condition.
    Cheers mate,

    My mate was convinced it was Russian, but I wasn't sure. To be honest I thought it was Czech at first... shows what I know about lids eh! lol

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