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what is this chin strap?

Article about: i recently got a ww2 British helmet chin strap online and for some reason they sent me this chinstrap, which is not the one I ordered! can anyone tell me what kind of chin strap it is?

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    i recently got a ww2 British helmet chin strap online and for some reason they sent me this chinstrap, which is not the one I ordered! can anyone tell me what kind of chin strap it is?
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    All I can say is the buckles don't look British or from The Commonwealth going by what I have. Get your money back
    Regards
    René

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    I think it may be a MKIII type British made helmet strap

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    This was all I could come up with.

    Cheers

    Dave

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    There you go - solved, nice one Dave
    Regards
    René

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    Rare one too. Hang onto it.

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    I've a MkIII helmet how do these connect to the shell? This is my crappy example
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    Regards
    René

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    The end part of the buckle would slip over the chin strap lug like the Mk3 elasticated one would. Although you wouldn't use Warbuff's example on a Mk3 as I think they were only used on the home front.
    A bit naughty sending you that one Warbuff, unless you asked for one like that, they should have sent a normal Mk2 chin strap.

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    I had a pic of a Canadian soldier with one of these on his MkIII helmet...lost it now. I do think they were used in small numbers during the war.

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    Piotrek

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    Great picture, that nails it that they were used by the army, & probably at home too.

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